How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas?
If your instructor allows file uploads as a submission type, you can upload a file from your computer as an assignment submission. Canvas converts specific file types as previews and supports certain media file uploads.
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 Drive as a submission type, you can also upload a file from Google Drive.
- Canvas does not support file uploads larger than 5 GB.
- If enabled in your account, Canvas plays a celebration animation when you submit an assignment on time. However, if you prefer, you can disable this feature setting in your user settings.
- If the assignment you are accessing displays differently, your assignment may be using the Assignment Enhancements feature. Please view this guide for more information.
In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.
Click the title of the assignment.
Click the Start Assignment button.
To upload a file from your computer, click the Upload File button . When the file window appears, locate and click the name of the file. At the bottom of the window, click the Choose or Browse button (depending on your browser).
To upload a file you already uploaded to Canvas, click the Click here to find a file... link . The file list will expand. Click the name of the file.
If you have access to upload a file from Google Drive, you can submit a Google file by clicking the Google Drive tab .
Add Another File
If you need to upload another file, click the Add Another File link.
Note: You can only upload additional files from your computer.
Click the Submit Assignment button.
View Submission Status
Large files display a submission status indicator.