How do I submit Assignments in the Canvas app on my iOS device?

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There are five types of assignments you can submit on your mobile device. Once you submit your assignment, you can verify your assignment submission. You can also resubmit assignments if your instructor allows.

You can also submit an assignment from a third-party app, such as Google Drive and Dropbox.

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

Notes:

  • Your instructor may restrict certain assignment types, so not all types may be available for your assignment submission.
  • If your assignment includes a link to a PDF file, you can add annotations as part of your submission.
  • To learn more about available options for uploading or creating media files in the Canvas app, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.

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 name of the assignment.

Open Submission

Open Submission

Tap the Submission tab.

View Assignment Rubric

View Assignment Rubric

Before submitting the assignment, if you want to view the assignment rubric, tap the Grade tab.

Turn In Assignment

Turn In Assignment

Tap the Turn in link.

Select Submission Type

Select Submission Type

Tap the submission type you would like to use for the assignment. There are five types of submissions:

  1. File upload
  2. Arc
  3. Media recording
  4. Text entry
  5. Online URL

Note: Your instructor will decide which submission type options are available for an assignment, so not all types will be available.  

Submit a File Upload

Submit a File Upload

To submit a file upload, tap the File Upload link.

Import from Camera

Import from Camera

To import a file from your camera, tap the media icon.

select media upload option

To create a file by taking a photo or video, tap the Take Photo or Video... link [1]. To select an existing photo on your iOS device, tap the Choose from Library... link [2].

Upload from Third-party App

Upload from Third-party App

You can also upload existing files from third-party applications such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Swipe to the left to read the instructions about how to upload files from external apps into Canvas.

Select File

Select File

The selected file will appear in your Files menu. Swipe to the left to locate the file [1].

If necessary, you can remove the file and import a new one by tapping the Delete icon [2].

Submit File

Submit File

Tap the Upload icon [1]. The Canvas app highlights the file with a yellow box. Tap the Submit link [2].

Submit Arc Video

Submit Arc Video

To submit an Arc video, tap the Arc button.

Choose Video

Choose Video

To choose a video for submission, tap the video thumbnail [1]. To search for videos in Arc, tap the Search icon [2]. To upload a video in Arc, tap the Upload button [3].

Submit Video

Submit Video

Tap the Submit button.

Submit Media Recording

Submit Media Recording

To submit a media recording, tap the Media Recording button.

Choose Media Type

Choose Media Type

For media recordings, you can choose one of three options:

  1. Record video
  2. Choose video
  3. Record audio

Record Video

Record Video

To record a new video, tap the Recording button. Tap the button again to end the recording.

Note: Canvas may ask permission to access your microphone.

Use Video

Use Video

Tap the Play button [1] to replay the video. If you want to re-record the video, tap the Retake button [2]. When you are finished, tap the Use Video button [3].

Choose Video

Choose Video

To choose a video, select a video from the videos on your device.

Record Audio

Record Audio

To record audio, tap the Record button.

Stop Audio

Stop Audio

To stop recording, tap the Stop button.

Use Audio

Use Audio

To replay the audio, tap the Play button [1]. To re-record the audio, press the Record button [2]. When you are finished, tap the Use link [3].

Submit a Text Entry

Submit a Text Entry

To submit a text entry, tap the Text Entry button.

Create Text Entry

Create Text Entry

Type your text entry into the text field [1]. Tap the Submit link [2].

Submit Online URL

Submit Online URL

To submit an Online URL, tap the Online URL button.

Enter URL

Enter URL

Type a URL in the URL field.

Submit URL

Submit URL

The app generates a preview of the URL to confirm [1]. Tap the Submit button [2].

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