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Take a Photo and Submit

Take a Photo and Submit

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Much like the Media Recorder, I am requesting that students be able to take a picture and upload it right in the web browser. I work primarily with Elementary students and this would be a great feature for our younger learners.

This idea has been developed and is On Canvas Beta  How do I access the Canvas beta environment?

For more information, please read through the Canvas Release Notes (2021-03-20)

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Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @cmgardner ‌

Thanks for sharing this idea. As it moves forward for broad discussion, you might also be interested in this related idea: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/15957-document-scanner 

Ila
Surveyor

YES!! We need this desperately for Kindergarten! I am having a hard time showing my Kinders where to find their pictures and upload them (and uploading the correct one) off of their device. THIS IS HUGE and would be a GAME CHANGER for lower elementary! Please, PLEASE work on this!

@Stefanie @cmgardner 

michelle_nunale
Surveyor

I would love this, too. I am a middle school science teacher and like to have my students sketch then submit a photo of their work. My students have Chromebooks, and it is tricky for them to navigate the multistep process of taking a photo and then uploading to Canvas. I would love for them to be able to take a photo right from the Canvas assignment submission box! 

bryan_tayman
Surveyor II

This would be very helpful for art teachers who want students to submit a snapshot of their artwork!!    Please consider ASAP.  The feature is already in use when you update your Account profile picture.

horton93
Surveyor

This would be extremely helpful!!! 

LindsayWatts
Surveyor

This is essential for lower elementary where we do a lot of pencil-to-paper work, but need the students to submit a photo of what they have done.

jsmcelhany
Surveyor

I too want to recommend that Canvas add a camera feature so that students can use their Chromebook devices to take a picture right within a Canvas Assignment or Discussion Board. This is crucial for distance learning in a project-based course. It is very difficult for middle school students to navigate the multi-step process of using another app to take a picture, download and save it to their computer, and then upload it into Canvas. Not all students have the luxury of having a personal device to take photos, so they rely on their school computer. 

abutler33
Surveyor

Yes, please add this!  Uploading a photo is way too many steps for little kids. I have just been using the video option because it is so much easier, but I would like to have them just take a still shot instead of a whole video.

ap522333
Surveyor

Yes please, add this tool!

beth_adler
Surveyor II

Yes!!!!  Please allow the camera to take a still picture.  I can't grade movies of workbook pages.  And it would be much simpler for my young students using Chromebooks.  As it is now, they have to go outside of Canvas, use the camera tool or have a parent take a picture, save it to the computer, and then upload the file into Canvas.  This is way too much for a third grader!

myan1
Surveyor

YES! This would be a wonderful option for elementary students. While they can usually take an image on their device and then upload, the students need as few steps as possible when working virtually. PLEASE ADD THIS OPTION!

mbrodbeck
Surveyor

This would be a fantastic feature.  Not only would this help with younger students who need an easy process to submit original paper work but it would also be of great use for art submissions and those with disabilities.  Students with vision problems can work on enlarged paper and submit assignments that they might not be able to see on a computer screen due to size, color or contrast.  I hope this feature can be added to the Canvas platform.

Mfroemke
Surveyor

I have called and messaged canvas support about this exact issue! I teach TK-2 and I need this for handwriting practice! I want a still picture so I can download, mark up, and re-upload so students can compare my writing to theirs! Also for math assignments this would be incredible!!!

weety
Surveyor

Yes!  We NEED This!  I teach TK and need the simplest of simple ways for them to be able to do this independently.  I loved that in Google classroom it was so easy for them to use their Chromebook to snap a picture of them holding their paper up to the camera and submit it!  

siacovelli
Surveyor

This would be such a huge help. Canvas is a nightmare for elementary school without this.

hsturgis
Surveyor

I am a math teacher and am trying to find the easiest way for students to submit pictures of their work as part of their assignment/quiz.  There are several ways to upload files to submit as an assignment, but this is confusing for many students, especially those who don't have a phone.  Could you possibly include a camera button that will allow students to use their Chromebook/laptop camera to snap a picture of their work in the assignment itself and submit that as their file?

Sander
Surveyor

HUGE help!  Submitting a picture requires WAY to many steps.

gonzalezc
Surveyor

Yes, our elementary Canvas users would have a much easier time using Canvas if this feature was added.

sjgarrity
Surveyor

Yes this feature would be so helpful for math teachers especially!!

jennifer_garwoo
Surveyor II

This would be extremely helpful for young students. Many of ours are on laptops, and figuring out how to access a webcam or transfer a photo from one device to another is TOO MANY STEPS. Even here on this board, there is a camera icon to quickly add a picture. Please add this for our students!