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.
- 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.
In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view. Or if it is available, tap the Assignments icon.
Tap the Submission tab.
Select Submission Type
Tap the submission type you would like to use for the assignment. There are five types of submissions:
- File upload
- Media recording
- Text entry
- 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
To submit a file upload, tap the File Upload link.
To create a file by taking a photo or video, tap the Take Photo or Video... link . To select an existing photo on your iOS device, tap the Choose from Library... link .
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.
The selected file will appear in your Files menu. Swipe to the left to locate the file .
If necessary, you can remove the file and import a new one by tapping the Delete icon .
Submit Arc Video
To submit an Arc video, tap the Arc button.
To choose a video for submission, tap the video thumbnail . To search for videos in Arc, tap the Search icon . To upload a video in Arc, tap the Upload button .
Choose Media Type
For media recordings, you can choose one of three options:
- Record video
- Choose video
- Record audio
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.
To record audio, tap the Record button.
Submit a Text Entry
To submit a text entry, tap the Text Entry button.
Submit Online URL
To submit an Online URL, tap the Online URL button.