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How do I submit a PDF assignment with annotations in the Canvas app on my Android device?

Canvas allows you to add annotations to PDF files for assignment submissions. Available annotations include highlight, underline, squiggly, strikeout, free text, drawing, and image.

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

Open Course

Open Course

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

Open Course Navigation

Open Course Navigation

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Tap the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Tap the Assignment you want to open.

Open Link

Tap the file link.

Edit PDF

Edit PDF

Tap the Edit icon.

View Toolbar

View Toolbar

On the toolbar you can manage your annotations.

To add highlight, squiggle, strikethrough, or underline annotations, tap and hold the Text Formatting icon [1].

To type text, tap and hold the Free Text icon [2].

To add drawings, tap and hold the Drawing icon [3].

To add a note, tap the Note icon [4].

To move the toolbar, tap and hold the drag handle [5], and move it to the new location. The toolbar can be relocated to either side of the screen.

To return to the previous screen, tap the Back icon [6].

Use Text Format Options

Use Text Format Options

The Text Format option allows you to highlight [1], squiggle [2], strikethrough [3], and underline [4] text.

Use Free Text Options

Use Free Text Options

The Free Text option allows you to type text.

Use Drawing Options

Use Drawing Options

The Drawing option allows you to draw on the document.

Use Note Options

Use Note Options

The Note option allows you to add a note or comment.

Open Overflow

Open Overflow

When you are finished adding annotations, tap the Overflow icon.

Upload to Canvas

Upload to Canvas

Tap the Upload to Canvas link.

Select My Files

Select My Files

Tap the My Files link [1], and tap the Next link [2].

Upload File

Upload File

Verify the file [1]. Then, tap the Upload link [2].