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How do I submit a media file as an assignment submission in the Student app on my iOS device?

You can upload media files from your iOS device for an assignment submission. 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.

Notes:

  • Your instructor may restrict certain assignment types, including media file uploads, so this option may not be available for your assignment submission.
  • To learn more about File Upload and Media Recording submissions in the Canvas Student app, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.

Open Course

Open Course

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

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Tap the Assignments link.

Note: You may have to swipe your screen to view the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Tap the name of the assignment.

View Assignment Details

View Assignment Details

The Assignment Details page displays information about your assignment, including the assignment's acceptable submission types [1] and accepted file types [2].

You can also leave assignment comments, view attached files, and view the assignment rubric from the Submission & Rubric link [3].

Submit from Assignment Details Page

Submit from Assignment Details Page

Tap the Submit Assignment button.

Select Media Recording

Select Media Recording

Tap the Media Recording link.

Select Recording Option

Select Recording Option

To record an audio submission using your device, tap the Record Audio button [1].

To record a video submission using your device, tap the Record Video button [2].

Record Audio File

Record Audio File

Tap the Record icon to begin recording [1]. While recording, the stopwatch at the top of the screen displays the length of your recording [2]. To stop recording, tap the Stop icon [3].

Preview Audio File

Preview Audio File

When you have stopped recording, you can preview your audio file.

Submit Audio File

Submit Audio File

To delete your file and start again, tap the Delete button [1]. To submit your audio recording as your assignment submission, tap the Send button [2].

Record Video File

Record Video File

Tap the Record icon to begin recording [1]. While recording, the stopwatch at the top of the screen displays the length of your recording [2]. To stop recording, tap the Stop icon [3].

Preview Video File

Preview Video File

When you have stopped recording, you can preview your video file.

Submit Video File

Preview Video File

To delete your file and start again, tap the Retake button [1]. To submit your video recording as your assignment submission, tap the Use Video button [2].