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How do I submit an assignment from a third-party app to the Canvas app on my iOS device?

Canvas makes it easy to submit assignments on your mobile device by linking them from 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.

Note: Before uploading an assignment to the Canvas app:

  • The assignment must already be uploaded to the third-party app
  • The third-party app must be installed on your iOS device

Open Third-party App

Open Third-party App

On your iOS device, tap the name of the third-party app.

Share File

Share File

Open the file in the app and tap the Share icon.

Open File in Canvas

Open File in Canvas

Tap the Open In icon.

Copy to Canvas

copy to canvas

Tap the Copy to Canvas icon.

Confirm File

Confirm File

Tap the OK button.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view. Or if it is available, tap the Assignments icon.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Tap the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Tap the name of the assignment.

Open Submission

Open Submission

Tap the Submission 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 link.

Submit File Upload

Submit File Upload

Tap theĀ File UploadĀ button.

Select File

Select File

The shared file appears in your Files menu. Swipe to the left to locate the file [1].

If necessary, you can remove the file to import a new one by tapping the Delete icon [2].

Submit File

Submit File

Tap the Upload icon [1]. The Canvas app highlights the file with a yellow box. Tap the Submit link [2].