How do I submit an assignment from a third-party app to the Canvas Student app on my iOS device?
Canvas makes it easy to submit assignments on your mobile 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.
Note: 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 iOS device.
- To learn more about File Upload submissions in the Canvas Student app, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.
Open Third-party App
On your iOS device, tap the name of the third-party app.
Open the file in the app and tap the Share icon.
Open File in Canvas
Tap the Open In icon.
Copy to Student App
Tap the Copy to Student icon.
Tap the OK button.
On the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.
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.
Submit File Upload
Tap the File Upload button.
The shared file appears in your Files menu. Swipe to the left to locate the file .
If necessary, you can remove the file to 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 .