How do I submit a PDF assignment with annotations in the Canvas app on my iOS device?

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Canvas allows you to add annotations to PDF files for assignment submissions. Available annotations include highlight, underline, squiggly, strikeout, free text, drawing, and image.

 

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

 

Open Course

Open Course

In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view. Or if it is available, tap the Assignments icon.

 

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Tap the Assignments link.

 

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Tap the Assignment you want to open.

 

Open Link

Open Link

Tap the file link.

 

Edit PDF

Edit PDF

Tap the Edit icon.

 

View Toolbar

View Toolbar

On the toolbar you can manage your annotations.

 

To add highlight, underline, squiggle, or strikethrough annotations, tap and hold the Text Formatting icon [1].

 

To type text or add a comment, tap and hold the Free Text icon [2].

 

To add thin drawing, bold drawing, arrow, line, or shape annotations, tap and hold the Drawing icon [3].

 

To add an image, tap the Image icon [4].

 

To undo changes, tap the Undo icon [5].

 

To move the toolbar, tap and hold the drag handle [6], and move it to the new location. The toolbar can be relocated to either side of the screen.

 

Use Text Format Options

Use Text Format Options

The Text Format option allows you to highlight [1], underline [2], squiggle [3], and strikethrough [4] text.

 

Use Free Text Options

Use Free Text Options

The Free Text option allows you to add text [1] or add comments [2].

 

Use Drawing Options

Use Drawing Options

The Drawing option allows you to draw thin lines [1], bold lines [2], arrows [3], lines [4], and rectangles [5]. Tap the arrow to view additional shape drawing options [6].

 

Use Image Options

Use Image Options

The Image option allows you to add an image.

 

Close Annotations

Close Annotations

When you are finished adding annotations, tap the Close icon.

 

Open Share Menu

Open Share Menu

Tap the Share icon.

 

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

Tap the Submit Assignment button.

 

Select Assignment Details

Select Assignment Details

Tap the Course link [1] and select the course from the list. Then, tap the Assignment link [2] and select the assignment title from the list.

 

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

Tap the Submit link.

 

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