How do I submit assignments in the Canvas Student app on my iOS 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.
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.
- 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 Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view . Or if it is available, tap the Assignments icon .
Tap the Assignments link.
Tap the name of the assignment.
Tap the Submission tab.
View Assignment Rubric
Before submitting the assignment, if you want to view the assignment rubric, tap the Grade tab.
Turn In Assignment
Tap the Turn in link.
Select Submission Type
Tap the submission type you would like to use for the assignment. There are five types of submissions:
- File upload
- Media recording
- Text entry
- Online URL
Note: Your instructor will decide which submission type options are available for an assignment, so not all types will be available.
Submit a File Upload
To submit a file upload, tap the File upload link.
Import from Camera
To import a file from your camera, tap the Media icon.
To create a file by taking a photo or video, tap the Take Photo or Video... link . To select an existing photo on your iOS device, tap the Choose from Library... link .
Upload from Third-party App
You can also upload existing files from third-party applications such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Swipe to the left to read the instructions about how to upload files from external apps into Canvas.
The selected file will appear in your Files menu. Swipe to the left to locate the file .
If necessary, you can remove the file and import a new one by tapping the Delete icon .
Tap the Upload icon . The Canvas Student app highlights the file with a yellow box. Tap the Submit link .
Submit Arc Video
To submit an Arc video, tap the Arc button.
To choose a video for submission, tap the video thumbnail . To search for videos in Arc, tap the Search icon . To upload a video in Arc, tap the Upload button .
Tap the Submit button.
Submit Media Recording
To submit a media recording, tap the Media recording button.
Choose Media Type
For media recordings, you can choose one of three options:
- Record video
- Choose video
- Record audio
To record a new video, tap the Recording button. Tap the button again to end the recording.
Note: Canvas may ask permission to access your microphone.
Tap the Play button  to replay the video. If you want to re-record the video, tap the Retake button . When you are finished, tap the Use Video button .
To choose a video, select a video from the videos on your device.
To record audio, tap the Record button.
To stop recording, tap the Stop button.
To replay the audio, tap the Play button . To re-record the audio, press the Record button . When you are finished, tap the Use link .
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 link .
Submit Online URL
To submit an Online URL, tap the Online URL button.
Type a URL in the URL field.
The app generates a preview of the URL to confirm . Tap the Submit button .