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How do I upload a file as an assignment submission for a course using Assignment Enhancements?

If your instructor allows file uploads as a submission type, you can upload a file from your computer as an assignment submission. This lesson shows how to turn in a standard online assignment in a course using Assignment Enhancements.

Any attachments added as part of a graded assignment submission are also copied to your user files but are not counted against your user quota. However, once the file has been uploaded as a submission, you cannot delete the file. Files are stored in the Submissions folder.

If your institution has enabled Google Docs as a submission type, you can also upload a file from Google Drive.

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.
  • Canvas will not accept file uploads larger than 500 MB.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Click the name of the 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 File option [3].

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

Notes: 

  • If the File submission type does not display. 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.

Upload File Tool

Upload File Tool

To upload a file from your computer, drag and drop a file, or browse your computer files by clicking the Upload File icon [1].

To upload a file from your Canvas user files, click the More Options button [2].

Select File

Select File

Select your file [1] and click the Open button [2].

Submit Assignment

Your file displays as a draft submission in the Attempt tab [1].

To delete the file, click the Delete icon [2].

To submit the file, click the Submit Assignment button [3].

View Submission

When your submission is successfully submitted, the Progress Tracker displays a 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 using the Try Again button [3].

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

To view feedback or add an assignment comment for your instructor, click the View Feedback button [5].

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.