How do I turn in assignments in the Canvas Student app on my Android device?
There are five types of assignments you can submit on your mobile device. Once you submit your assignment, you can verify your assignment submission. You can also resubmit assignments if your instructor allows.
Learn how to submit assignments with 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.
- Your instructor may restrict certain assignment types, so not all types may 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.
- To learn more about available options for uploading or creating media files 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 need to swipe your screen to view Assignments in the menu.
To view an assignment, tap the name of the assignment.
View Assignment Submission
Tap the Submissions tab .
Note: If you want to view the assignment rubric before submitting the assignment, tap the Grade tab .
Turn In Assignment
Tap the Turn in button.
Select Submission Type
Tap the submission type you would like to use for the assignment. There are five types of submissions:
- Text Entry
- Online URL
- File Upload
- Media Upload
Note: If a submission type does not appear in the list, your instructor has not included this option in available submission types.
Submit a Text Entry
To submit a text entry, tap the Text Entry button.
Create Text Entry
Type your text entry into the text field . Tap the Submit button .
Submit an Online URL
To submit an online URL, tap the Online URL button.
Submit a URL
Type a URL in the URL field . Then tap the Submit button .
Submit File Upload
To submit a file upload, tap the File Upload button.
Choose File Location
You can upload a file:
- By taking a photo with your camera
- From your Android photo gallery
- From third-party apps on your Device, such as Google Drive or Dropbox
- From other apps
Turn in Assignment
Once the Canvas Student app has located or created your file, the file will appear in the attached files list .
If necessary, you can remove the imported file by tapping the Remove icon . To upload additional files, tap the Add Item button .
When you have finished uploading files, tap the Turn in link .
Submit Media Upload
To submit a media upload, tap the Media Upload button.
Choose Media Type
For media recordings, you can choose one of two options:
- Choose Media
- Take Video
To locate an existing media file, tap the Choose Media button.
Select the location of your media file and tap the name of the file.
To take a video, tap the Take Video button.
Record your video. Depending on your device, submit the video by tapping a check icon or a Save button.
Submit Arc Video
To submit an Arc video, tap the Arc button.
To choose a video for submission, tap the video thumbnail . To upload a video in Arc, tap the Add icon . To search for videos in Arc, tap the Search icon .
Tap the Submit button.