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.
Note: If enabled in the browser version of Canvas, you will see celebration animations when you submit an on-time assignment in the Student app.
In the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.
Tap the Assignments link.
Note: You may need to swipe your screen to view Assignments in the menu.
Tap the assignment you want to open.
Tap the file link in the assignment's Description field.
Tap the Edit icon.
In the toolbar you can manage your annotations.
To format text or add a note, tap and hold the Text Formatting icon .
To add drawings, tap and hold the Drawing icon .
To erase an annotation, tap and hold the Eraser icon .
To undo or redo annotations, tap the Undo or Redo icons .
To return to the previous screen, tap the Close icon .
The Text Format option allows you to type text  or add a note or comment . You can also highlight  and strikethrough  text.
The Ink option allows you to draw on the document . The Rectangle option allows you to add a rectangle to a section of the document .
When you are finished adding annotations, tap the Options icon.
Tap the Submit Assignment link.
When you are ready to submit your assignment, tap the Turn In link.
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