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

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Canvas allows you to add annotations to PDF files for assignment submissions.

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 Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Tap the Assignments link.

Note: You may need to swipe your screen to view Assignments in the menu.

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 format text, tap and hold the Text Formatting icon [1].

To add a note, tap the Note icon [2].

To add drawings, tap and hold the Drawing icon [3].

To move the toolbar, tap and hold the drag handle [4], and move it to the new location. The toolbar can be relocated to either side of the screen.

To return to the previous screen, tap the Close icon [5].

Use Text Formatting Options

Use Text Format Options

The Text Format option allows you to highlight [1] and strikethrough [2] text.

Use Note Options

Use Free Text Options

The Note option allows you to add a note or comment [1]. The Free Text option allows you to type text [2].

Use Drawing Options

Use Drawing Options

The Ink option allows you to draw on the document [1]. The Rectangle option allows you to add a rectangle to a section of the document [2].

Open Options

Open Overflow

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

Upload to Canvas

Upload to Canvas

Tap the Upload to Canvas link.

Select My Files

Select My Files

To submit the PDF, tap the Submit Assignment button [1]. Then select the course [2] and assignment [3] for your submission. To confirm your selections, tap the Next link [4].

Note: You can also upload the PDF to your personal files by tapping the My Files button [5].

Upload File

Upload File

Verify the file [1]. Then tap the Turn In link [2].

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