How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in the Student app on my Android device?
You can upload media files from your Android device as an assignment submission in the Student app. Once you submit your assignment, you can verify your assignment submission. You can also resubmit assignments if your instructor allows.
You can also submit an assignment from a third-party app, such as Google Drive and Dropbox.
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 file uploads, so this option may not be available for your assignment submission.
- If your assignment includes a link to a PDF file, you can add annotations as part of your 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.
- To learn more about File Upload and Media Recording submissions in the Canvas Student app, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.
In 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 File Upload
Tap the File Upload link.
Select Upload Source
To take a picture with your camera, tap the Camera icon .
To select an image from your gallery, tap the Gallery icon .
To select a file from your device folders, tap the Device icon .
To scan a file with your device, tap the Scanner icon .
Note: Depending on the allowed file type submissions, all upload options may not display for your assignment.
Verify the file you have chosen for submission . To remove the file, tap the Remove icon .
To add an additional file, tap one of the upload source icons . To submit your file, tap the Submit link .