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How do I annotate a file as an assignment submission in the Student app on my iOS 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.

Start Assignment

Start 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 add a note or comment, tap the Note icon [1].

To highlight text, tap the Highlight icon [2].

To format text or add a note, tap and hold the Text Formatting icon [3].

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

To add shapes, tap the Line icon [5].

To add drawings, tap and hold the Drawing icon [6].

To view more options (eraser, undo, and redo), tap the Options icon [7].

To return to the previous screen, tap the Close link [8].

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

Tap the Submit link.