How do I add media to my Assignment submission?

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.

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

Any attachments added as part of a graded assignment submission are uploaded into your user files but are not counted against your user quota. However, once the file has been uploaded as a submission, you cannot delete the file.

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

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Click the name of the assignment.

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

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.

Open Media Icon

Open Media Icon

Click the Media Icon 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

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 Added Media

View the media comment as part of the text entry.

Complete the rest of your submission.

Note: To replace the recorded or uploaded media before submitting your assignment, select and delete the media comment, and record or upload new media.

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 Added Media

View the media comment as part of the text entry.

Note: To replace the recorded or uploaded media before submitting your assignment, refresh your browser, return to the Media tab, and record or upload new media.

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 clicking the Submission Details.