How do I upload a file to my Assignment submission?

Make sure you know where your file is saved before you submit your assignment.

Note: Each user has 250 MB of storage space in Canvas. Personal files include profile pictures, uploaded assignment submissions, and other files uploaded to your personal Canvas file storage area. If you delete a file that you submitted as an assignment in your personal storage area, it will not delete the assignment submission in the course.

If your Canvas course looks different than shown in this lesson, please reference this version for help.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Click the Assignments link.

Select Assignment

Click the assignment title to open the assignment.

Submit Assignment

Click the Submit Assignment link to open the submission window.

Upload File

Upload File

Click the Choose File button [1] to select a file to upload. A pop-up window will appear in your browser.

Select File

Select File

Click the file title [1] and select the Choose button [2] to upload the file. You can upload any file type, including .zip files.

Note: Depending on your browser, the button may say Open instead of Choose.

Add Another File

Add Another File

Click the Add Another File button to upload additional files to your assignment. You can also find a file you've already uploaded to use as a submission.

Upload a Google Doc

Upload a Google Doc

You can also upload a Google Doc to your assignment. Select the file you wish to upload by clicking on the title.

Note: Before you can submit assignments from Google Docs, you need to authorize Canvas to access your Google Docs account.

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

Click the Submit Assignment button to submit your assignment.

View Submission

View Submission

After you have submitted your assignment, you should be able to view a confirmation that you submitted your assignment.

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