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How do I turn in Assignments in the Canvas app on my Android device?

There are five types of assignments you can submit on your mobile device. Once you submit your assignment, you can verify your assignment submission. You can also resubmit assignments if your instructor allows.

Learn how to submit assignments with third-party apps such as Google Drive and Dropbox.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Notes:

  • Your instructor may restrict certain assignment types, so not all types may be available for your assignment submission.
  • If your assignment includes a link to a PDF file, you can add annotations as part of your submission.
  • To learn more about available options for uploading or creating media files in the Canvas app, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Course Navigation

Open Announcements

Tap the Course Navigation menu.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Tap the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

To view an assignment, tap the name of the assignment.

View Assignment Submission

View Assignment Submission

Tap the Submissions tab.

View Assignment Rubric

View Assignment Rubric

Before submitting the assignment, if you want to view the assignment rubric, tap the Grade tab.

Turn In Assignment

Turn In Assignment

Tap the Turn in button.

Select Submission Type

Select Submission Type

Tap the submission type you would like to use for the assignment. There are five types of submissions:

  1. Text entry
  2. Online URL
  3. File Upload
  4. Media Upload
  5. Arc

Note: Your instructor will decide which submission type options are available for an assignment, so not all types will be available.  

Submit a Text Entry

Submit a Text Entry

To submit a text entry, tap the Text Entry button.

Create Text Entry

Create Text Entry

Type your text entry into the text field [1]. Tap the Submit button [2].

Submit an Online URL

Submit an Online URL

To submit an online URL, tap the Online URL button.

Submit a URL

Submit a URL

Type a URL in the URL field.

A preview of the URL will appear in the preview window [1]. Tap the Submit button [2].

Submit File Upload

Submit File Upload

To submit a file upload, tap the File Upload button.

Choose File Location

Choose File Location

You can upload a file:

  1. By taking a photo with your camera
  2. From your Android photo gallery
  3. From third-party apps on your Device, such as Google Drive or Dropbox
  4. From other apps

Turn in Assignment

Turn in Assignment

Once the Canvas app has located or created your file, the file will appear in the attached files list [1].

If necessary, you can remove the imported file by tapping the remove icon [2]. To upload additional files, tap the Add Item link [3].

When you have finished uploading files, tap the Turn in button [4].

Submit Media Upload

Submit Media Upload

To submit a media upload, tap the Media Upload button.

Choose Media Type

Choose Media Type

For media recordings, you can choose one of two options:

  1. Choose Media
  2. Take Video

Choose Media

Choose Media

To locate an existing media file, tap the Choose Media button.

Submit Media

Submit Media

Select the location of your media file and tap the name of the file.

Take Video

Take Video

To take a video, tap the Take Video button.

Submit Video

Submit Video

Record your video. Depending on your device, submit the video by tapping a check icon or a Save button.

Submit Arc Video

Submit Arc Video

To submit an Arc video, tap the Arc button.

Choose Video

Choose Video

To choose a video for submission, tap the video thumbnail [1]. To search for videos in Arc, tap the Search icon [2]. To upload a video in Arc, tap the Upload button [3].

Submit Video

Submit Video

Tap the Submit button.