Can I recover text typed in an assignment box if the Canvas website goes down before I submit?
Hello, Timothy, and welcome to the Canvas Community! Text typed into a text box does not auto-save and unfortunately cannot be recovered. Although Canvas's uptime is currently 99.986%, individual students' and teachers' internet connections, school servers, and even large swaths of the internet itself are all prone to occasional outages. For that reason, I always encourage my students to compose anything of significance in a text editor outside of Canvas, where they can make revisions and spell check as necessary--and save their work--before coming back to Canvas to post it. Depending on the particulars of the assignment, Microsoft Word might work well for this.
I'm sorry this happened to you, and hope my recommendation helps for future assignment submissions.
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