How do I submit a text entry assignment in the Student app on my Android device?
If your instructor has allowed a text entry assignment submission, you can type or copy and paste text as an assignment submission in the Student app using your Android device. Once you submit your assignment, you can verify your assignment submission. You can also resubmit assignments if your instructor allows.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
- Your instructor may restrict certain assignment types, including text entry, so this option may not be available for your assignment submission.
- If enabled in the browser version of Canvas, you will see celebration animations when you submit an on-time assignment in the Student app.
On the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.
Tap the Assignments link.
Note: You may have to swipe your screen to view the Assignments link.
Tap the name of the assignment.
View Assignment Details
The Assignment Details page displays information about your assignment.
You can leave assignment comments, view attached files, and view the assignment rubric from the Submission & Rubric link .
The assignment details also include the assignment's acceptable submission types  and accepted file types, if applicable.
Tap the Submit Assignment button.
Select Text Entry
Tap the Text Entry link.
Type or paste your text in the Write... field .
You can also format your text, insert a photo, or add a link using the Rich Content Editor icons .
Save Text Entry Draft
If you tap the back button before submitting your assignment, you can save a draft by tapping the Save link . To discard your text entry assignment, tap the Don't Save link . To return to your text entry assignment, tap the Cancel link .
Submit Text Entry
When you are ready to submit your entered text, tap the Submit link.