How do I bulk upload Assignment submissions in Canvas?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

Bulk uploading assignments will allow you to upload assignment submissions to your course. You can upload the submissions through Grades or Assignments.

Notes:

  • Please make sure you have not changed the names of the submission files from your bulk download. If the file names are changed, please rename them to match how they appeared in the download. With different file names, Canvas will not be able to recognize the files that should be replaced.
  • If you save the downloaded files in another format type and re-upload them, the files will be converted to their original format. For instance, if you download the files as Word documents, convert them to PDFs, and upload the PDFs, Canvas will convert the files back to Word documents.

Option 1: Open Grades

Option 1: Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

Open Assignment Drop-down Menu

Open Assignment Drop-down Menu

Hover over the assignment title and click the drop-down menu.

Re-Upload Submissions

Re-Upload Submissions

Click the Re-Upload Submissions link to upload submissions.

Choose File

Choose File

Click the Choose File button to re-upload submission files.

Note: Please make sure you have not changed the names of the submission files from your bulk download. If the file names are changed, please rename them to match how they appeared in the download. With different file names, Canvas will not be able to recognize the files that should be replaced.

Open File

Open File

Click the file name to choose the file [1]. Then click the Open button to upload the submissions [2].

Upload Submission Files

Upload Submission Files

Click the Upload Files button to re-upload files.

View Uploaded Submissions

After uploading the submission files, you can view the submissions and return to the Assignment Page or Gradebook.

Option 2: Open Assignments

Option 2: Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Click Assignment Name

Click Assignment Name

Click the assignment title.

Re-Upload Submissions

Re-Upload Submissions

Click the Re-Upload Submissions link on the sidebar.

Choose File

Choose File

Click the Choose File button to re-upload submission files.

Note: Please make sure you have not changed the names of the submission files from your bulk download. If the file names are changed, please rename them to match how they appeared in the download. With different file names, Canvas will not be able to recognize the files that should be replaced.

Open File

Open File

Click the file name to choose the file [1]. Then click the Open button to upload the submissions [2].

Upload Files

Upload Files

Click the Upload Files button to re-upload submission files.

View Uploaded Submissions

After uploading the submission files, you can view the submissions and return to the Assignment Page or Gradebook.