How do I add an attachment to a message in the Canvas Student app on my Android device?

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You can send attachments in conversations messages using the Canvas Student app.

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

Open User Menu

Open User Menu

In the Dashboard, tap the User Menu icon.

Open Inbox

Open Inbox

Tap the Inbox link.

Add Message

Add Message

Tap the Add icon.

Open Attachments

Open Attachments

Tap the Paper Clip icon.

Add Item

Add Item

Tap the Add Item button.

Select Attachment Type

Select Attachment Type

To attach an existing photo on your Android device, tap the Gallery [1] or Device [2] buttons. Otherwise you can tap the Camera button [3].

Choose from Gallery

Choose from Gallery

To select an existing photo, locate and select a photo from a photo gallery on your device.

Choose from Device

Choose from Device

To select a file saved on your device, locate and select a file from your device.

Take Photo

Take Photo

Tap the Camera icon.

Use Photo

Use Photo

If you want to re-take the photo, tap the Retake icon [1]. Otherwise tap the Checkmark icon [2].

Add Attachment

Add Attachment

To add the attachment to the message, tap the OK link.

View Attachment

View Attachment

The paper clip icon displays a number indicator showing the number of attachments in your message. If you want to view or edit your existing attachments, tap the paper clip icon.

Open Existing Attachments

Open Existing Attachments

To view your existing attachments, tap the name of the attachment.

Remove Attachments

Remove Attachments

If you want to remove any of the existing attachments, tap the Remove icon.

Send Message

Send Message

To add a message recipient, first select a course [1]. In the Subject field, enter the message topic [2]. In the compose field [3], type your message. When you are ready to send your message, tap the Send icon [4].

Note: New messages will not appear in the Inbox on the Canvas Student app until there is a reply to the message, but you can view the message in your Sent folder. However, if you have an existing Inbox message with a recipient, the message will appear as part of the Inbox message thread.

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