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How do I submit an assignment from a third-party app to the 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

Open Third-party App

On your iOS device, tap the name of the third-party app.

Open File

Share File

Locate the file you want to submit [1]. Then tap the Options icon for the file [2].

Open File in Student App

Open File in Student App

To open the file in the Student app, tap the Open in link.

Copy to Student App

Copy to Student App

Tap the Copy to Student icon.

Confirm File

Confirm File

Tap the OK button.

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.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Tap the name of the assignment.

Open Submission

Open Submission

Tap the Submission tab.

View Assignment Rubric

View Assignment Rubric

Before submitting the assignment, if you want to view the assignment rubric, tap the Grade tab.

Turn In Assignment

Turn In Assignment

Tap the Turn in link.

Submit File Upload

Submit File Upload

Tap the File Upload button.

Select File

Select File

The shared file appears in your Files menu. Swipe to the left to locate the file [1].

If necessary, you can remove the file to import a new one by tapping the Delete icon [2].

Submit File

Submit File

To select the file, tap and hold the file thumbnail or tap the Upload icon [1]. When selected, the file will be highlighted [2]. Tap the Submit link [3].