How do I submit an assignment from a third-party app to the Student app on my iOS device?

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Canvas makes it easy to submit assignments on your mobile device by linking them from third-party apps, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive.

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

Notes:

  • Before uploading an assignment to the Canvas Student app:
    • the assignment must already be uploaded to the third-party app.
    • the third-party app must be installed on your iOS device.
  • To learn more about File Upload submissions in the Canvas Student app, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.

Open Third-party App

Open Third-party App

On your iOS device, tap to open the third-party app.

Submit from Dropbox App

Submit from Dropbox

Locate the file you wish to submit as a Canvas assignment [1]. Tap the Options icon next to the file name [2].

Export Dropbox File

Export Dropbox File

Tap the Export link.

Open in App

Open in App

Tap the Open In... link [1]. Then tap the Submit Assignment link [2].

Submit from Google Drive App

Submit from Google Drive

Locate the file you wish to submit as a Canvas assignment [1]. Then tap the Options icon next to the file name [2].

Open File in Canvas

Open File in Canvas

Tap the Open in link [1]. Once the file is prepared for export, tap the Submit Assignment link [2].

Submit from Microsoft OneDrive App

Submit from Microsoft OneDrive

Tap the name of the file you wish to submit as a Canvas assignment [1]. Then tap the Share icon [2].

Send a Copy to Canvas

Send a Copy to Canvas

Tap the Send a Copy link [1]. Then tap the Submit Assignment link [2].

Select Course

Select Course

Tap the Course menu [1]. The Course list displays a list of your current Canvas courses. Select the course where you will submit your assignment by tapping the name of a course [2]. Your selected course displays a check icon [3].

Select Assignment

Select Assignment

Tap the Assignment menu [1]. The Assignment list displays an alphabetical list of all assignments in your course. Select the assignment for your submission by tapping the name of the assignment [2]. Your selected assignment displays a Check icon [3].

Note: The assignment list displays all assignments in a course, including locked assignments.

Add Submission Comment

Add Submission Comment

To include a comment with your assignment submission, tap the Comments... field.

Submit Assignment

Add Submission Comment

To submit your assignment, tap the Submit button.

View Submission Success in Student App

View Submission Success in Canvas App

You can verify your assignment submission from the assignment's Assignment Details page in the Canvas Student app.

Note: If you attempted to submit a file to a locked assignment, the Assignment Details page does not display a submission success notification and instead displays assignment availability dates.

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