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How do I turn in an assignment from a third-party app to the Student app on my Android device?

Canvas makes it easy to submit assignments on your Android device by linking them from third-party apps, 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.

Notes:

  • Before uploading an assignment to the Canvas Student app:
    • the assignment must already be uploaded to the third-party app.
    • the third-party app must be installed on your Android device.
  • To learn more about File Upload submissions in the Canvas Student app, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.

Open Third-party App

Open Third-party App

On your Android device, tap to open the third-party app.

Submit from Dropbox App

Submit from Doropbox App

Locate the file you wish to submit as a Canvas assignment [1]. Tap the Options icon next to the file name [2].

Export Dropbox File

Export Dropbox File

Tap the Export link.

Open in App

Open in App

Tap the Canvas icon.

Submit from Google Drive App

Submit from Google Drive App

Locate the file you wish to submit as a Canvas assignment [1]. Then tap the Options icon next to the file name [2].

Send a Copy to Canvas

Send a Copy to Canvas

Tap the Send a Copy link [1], then tap the Canvas icon [2].

Submit from Microsoft OneDrive App

Submit from Microsoft OneDrive

Tap the name of the file you wish to submit as a Canvas assignment [1]. Then tap the Share icon [2].

Send a Copy to Canvas

Send a Copy to Canvas

Tap the Send a Copy link [1], then tap the Canvas icon [2].

Select Submit Assignment

Select Submit Assignment

Tap the Submit Assignment option.

Select Course

Select Submit Assignment

Tap the Course drop-down menu [1]. The Course list displays a list of your current Canvas courses. Select the course where you will submit your assignment by tapping the name of a course [2].

Select Assignment

Select Assignment

Tap the Assignment drop-down menu [1]. The Assignment list displays an alphabetical list of all assignments in your course. Select the assignment for your submission by tapping the name of the assignment [2].

Note: The assignment list displays all assignments in a course, including locked assignments.

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

When you have verified the course and assignment for your submission, tap the Next link.

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

To submit your assignment, tap the Turn In link.

View Submission Success in Student App

View Submission Success

You can verify your assignment submission from the assignment's Assignment Details page in the Canvas Student app.

Note: If you attempted to submit a file to a locked assignment, the Assignment Details page does not display a submission success notification and instead displays assignment availability dates.