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How do I annotate a file as an assignment submission in the Student app on my Android device?

Your instructor may upload a file for you to annotate as your assignment submission. You can annotate and submit a file as your assignment submission within the Student app.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Notes:

  • If enabled in the browser version of Canvas, you will see celebration animations when you submit an on-time assignment in the Student app.
  • If you need to edit your PDF annotations, tap the file link in the assignment description and submit the assignment again.
  • Group assignments do not support the student annotation submission type.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Tap the Assignments link.

Note: You may need to swipe your screen to view Assignments in the menu.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Tap the assignment you want to open.

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

Tap the Submit Assignment button.

Open Student Annotation

Open Student Annotation

Tap the Student Annotation link.

View Toolbar

View Toolbar

In the toolbar you can manage your annotations.

To format text or add a note, tap and hold the Text Formatting icon [1].

To add drawings, tap and hold the Drawing icon [2].

To undo or redo annotations, tap the Undo or Redo icons [3].

To return to the previous screen, tap the Back icon [4].

Use Text Formatting Options

Use Text Format Options

Tapping the Text Format icon displays a menu of formatting options.

To add text, tap the Textbox icon [1].

To add a note or comment, tap the Comment icon [2].

To highlight text, tap the Highlight icon [3].

To strikethrough text, tap the Strikethrough icon [4].

Use Drawing Options

Use Drawing Options

Tapping the Ink icon displays a menu of formatting options.

To add drawings, tap the Draw icon [1].

To add a rectangle, tap the Rectangle icon [2].

To erase annotations, tap the Eraser icon [3].

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

Tap the Submit link.