You can leave audio comments on student assignment submissions. Comments can be added before or after grading a submission.
You can also add text comments or video comments.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
Note: To learn more about audio comments, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.
In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.
Tap the Assignments link.
Note: All assignment types can be viewed in the Assignments page, but submissions can also be viewed in the page for their respective assignment type.
Tap the name of the assignment.
Tap the Need Grading status link .
Note: If you want to filter submissions by a different status, tap the Submissions link  and apply the filter in the Submissions page.
Locate the student's submission and tap the name of the student.
Tap the Comments tab.
Click the Add icon.
Tap the Add audio comment option.
To start recording, tap the Record button . To move the audio window, tap the Move icon  and drag the window to its new location.
To stop recording, tap the Stop button.
To replay your audio comment, tap the Replay button . To send your recording audio as a comment, tap the Send button .
To delete the recording, tap the Delete icon .