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How do I use my webcam to take a photo for an assignment submission in Canvas?

You can use your computer's webcam to take a photo and use it as your assignment submission. Submission photos are saved to the Submissions folder in your user files as a PNG file.

Note: If your instructor limits file types for an assignment submission, you may not be able to use your webcam to submit your assignment.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Select Assignment

Select Assignment

Click the title of the assignment.

Start Assignment

Start Assignment

Click the Start Assignment button.

Use Webcam

Use Webcam

To take a picture with your webcam and submit the image, click the Use Webcam button.

Enable Webcam

Enable Webcam

If your browser prompts you for access to your computer's camera, click the Allow button.

Take Photo

Take Photo

To take a photo using your computer's webcam, click the Take Photo button.

Submit Photo

Submit Photo

To use the photo you took as your assignment submission, click the Use This Photo button [1]. To retake the photo, click the Try Again button [2].

View Photo

View Photo

You can preview your photo in the File Upload tab [1]. To remove the photo from your submission, click the Delete icon [2].

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

Click the Submit Assignment button.

View Submission Status

View Submission Status

Large files display a submission status indicator.

View Submission

View the confirmation of your assignment submission.