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How do I enter a URL as an assignment submission for a course using Assignment Enhancements?

You can enter a website URL as a submission in a Canvas course that uses Assignment Enhancements. When a URL is submitted as an assignment, Canvas takes a screenshot of the web page at the time it was submitted. This lesson shows how to turn in a standard online assignment in a course using Assignment Enhancements. You may also have the option to resubmit assignments if your instructor allows.

Before submitting an assignment, you may want to review all assignment information, such as the assignment rubric.

Third-Party File Application Submissions

You can submit assignments from Google Drive, Dropbox, or another third-party service via your desktop computer in one of two ways:

  • Download the file to your computer and submit as a File Upload
  • Share the file, copy the file URL, and submit as a Website URL

Notes:

  • If the assignment you are accessing displays differently, Assignment Enhancements may not be enabled in your course or your instructor may not have used a supported assignment type. Please view this guide for more information.
  • Assignment Enhancements does not support the following assignment types: No Submission, Group Assignments, Peer Reviews, and Cloud Assignments.
  • Not all file types may be available for your assignment, depending on the assignment submission type set by your instructor.
  • Not all of your assignments may be submitted online. If you cannot see options to submit your work, your instructor may want you to submit your assignment in a different way or the assignment is not within its availability dates. View the assignment header and details for instructions, or contact your instructor for assistance.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Click the name of an assignment.

Select Submission Type

Select Submission Type

Your instructor may specify which submission types are appropriate for each assignment.

If your instructor allows multiple submission types for the assignment, the Attempt tab [1] displays the accepted submission types in the Submission Type drop-down menu.

Click the Submission Type drop-down menu [2] and select the URL option [3] .

If your instructor only allows URL submissions, the Website URL option may display in place of the Submission Type drop-down menu.

Notes: 

  • If the URL submission type does not display in the Attempt tab, your instructor has restricted this submission type.
  • Not all of your assignments may be submitted online. If you cannot see options to submit your work, your instructor may want you to submit your assignment in a different way or the assignment is not within its availability dates. View the assignment header and details for instructions, or contact your instructor for assistance.

Submit a Website URL

Submit a Website URL

Type or copy and paste the URL into the Website Url field [1].

You can submit assignments from Google Drive, Dropbox, or another third-party service by sharing the file, copying the URL, and submitting as a website URL. Alternatively, you can download the file to your computer and submit as a file upload if the assignment allows.

To open the website URL in a new tab, click the Preview icon [2].

To submit your URL submission, click the Submit button [3].

Note: A URL must be entered to view the Preview icon and Submit button.

View Submission

View Submission

When your submission is successfully submitted, the Status Timeline displays a checkmark icon for the Submitted status [1].

Additionally, you can view your most recent submission in the Attempt tab [2].

If you choose, you may resubmit another version of your assignment by clicking the New Attempt icon [3].

If you've submitted multiple assignment submissions, you can view previous submissions by clicking the Attempt drop-down [4].

Once your instructor has graded your submission, your grade displays in the Assignment Summary Header [5]. You can also see details about your assignment and links to additional feedback in your Grades page.

Notes: 

  • If you're not able to resubmit work, your instructor may have limited the number of allowed submissions or the assignment may no longer be accepting submissions due to the assignment's availability dates.
  • Once you've submitted your work, the assignment will still display in the Assignments page and the Syllabus.