How do I view Assignments in the Student app on my iOS device?
The Canvas Student app helps you keep track of all course assignments. You can also view newly created assignments or changes to assignments in the Notifications tab.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
- The Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If Assignments is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.
- Although annotations are supported in the Canvas Student app, the Student Annotation Submissions assignment type is not currently supported for mobile devices.
- If Assignment Enhancements is enabled in your course, you can view an improved assignment details interface and submission workflow.
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 the Assignments link.
In the Canvas Student app, assignments are organized by assignment group.
Note: If grading periods are enabled in your course, you can also filter to view assignments by grading period.
To view an assignment, tap the name of the assignment.
View Assignment Details
The Assignment Details page displays the assignment title, points possible, submission status, and due date . You can also view the assignment's submission types , as well as acceptable file types for file uploads if restricted by your instructor.
You can also view the assignment's description .
To submit your assignment, tap the Submit Assignment button .
Switch to Dark and Light Mode
When the app theme is set to Dark Mode, you can switch between the different modes in the assignment details by tapping the Switch to Dark Mode or Light Mode button.
View External Tool Assignment
To submit an external tool assignment, tap the Launch External Tool button.
View Locked Assignment
If an assignment is not yet available, the Assignment Details page displays the date and time the assignment will unlock.
If the assignment availability date has passed, the Assignment Details page displays the date and time the assignment was locked.