How do I add media to my Assignment submission?

You can add media to your assignment, either as part of a text entry, or as your entire submission.

Note: Your instructor will decide what type of submissions are allowed. One or both of these options may not be available.

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

Select the assignment you want to upload media to by clicking the assignment title.

Submit Assignment

In the sidebar, click the Submit Assignment button.

Record/Upload Media via Text Entry

Record/Upload Media via Text Entry

To embed media as part of a text entry assignment, click the Text Entry tab.

Click Film Strip Icon

Click Film Strip Icon

Click the Film Strip to record or upload media.

Record Media

Record Media

You have the option to record video [1] or audio [2] to upload to the assignment.

Note: If you receive an error that says "Media comment uploading has not been set up properly," please contact your instructor.

Upload Media

Upload Media

You can upload audio [1] or video [2] files to your assignment. The process is the same for both.

Select Media File

Select Media File

A pop-up window will appear in your browser. Select the file you would like to upload and click Open to begin uploading the file.

Monitor File Upload

Monitor File Upload

Monitor the file upload. The uploading process will finish automatically.

View Added Media

View the media comment as part of the text entry.

Complete the rest of your submission.

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

When you are ready, click the Submit Assignment button to submit your assignment.

Record/Upload Media via Media Tab

Record/Upload Media via Media Tab

If you can submit media as the entire assignment, click the Media [1] tab to upload or record media. Click the Record / Upload Media [2] button.

Record Media

Record Media

You have the option to record video [1] or audio [2] to upload to the assignment.

Note: If you receive an error that says "Media comment uploading has not been set up properly," please contact your instructor.

Upload Media

Upload Media

You can upload audio [1] or video [2] files to your assignment. The process is the same for both.

Select Media File

Select Media File

A pop-up window will appear in your browser. Select the file you would like to upload and click Open to begin uploading the file.

Monitor File Upload

Monitor File Upload

Monitor the file upload. The uploading process will finish automatically.

View Added Media

View the media comment as part of the text entry.

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

When you are ready, click the Submit Assignment button to submit your assignment.

View Submitted Assignment

View Submitted Assignment

You can view your submitted assignment by click the Submission Details.

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