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

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

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

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.

Notes:

  • If enabled in the browser version of Canvas, you will see celebration animations when you submit an on-time assignment in the Student app.
  • If you need to edit your PDF annotations, tap the file link in the assignment description and submit the assignment again.

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.

Edit PDF

Edit PDF

Tap the Edit icon.

View Toolbar

View Toolbar

In the toolbar you can manage your annotations.

To format text or add a note, tap and hold the Text Formatting icon [1].

To add drawings, tap and hold the Drawing icon [2].

To erase an annotation, tap and hold the Eraser icon [3].

To undo or redo annotations, tap the Undo or Redo icons [4].

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 type text [1] or add a note or comment [2]. You can also highlight [3] and strikethrough [4] text.

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.

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

Tap the Submit Assignment link.

Turn in Assignment

Turn in Assignment

When you are ready to submit your assignment, tap the Turn In link.

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