How do I upload a file from Microsoft Office 365 as an assignment submission?
If your course has enabled Microsoft Office 365, you can upload a file from your Microsoft OneDrive for an assignment.
Like other file upload submissions, files uploaded from Office 365 are uploaded into your Canvas user files submissions folder.
Canvas accepts Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, and PDF types.
- If the Office 365 tab is not available in your submission, your institution has not enabled this feature.
- Canvas will require you to authorize access to your OneDrive account.
- In Office 365 assignments, you can only submit one file for your submission.
- When Office 365 files are uploaded as a submission, later changes made to the file in OneDrive will not be updated in the submission.
- 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.
Open Office 365
Click the Office 365 tab.
Note: If the Office 365 tab is not available, your institution has not enabled this feature.
Microsoft Office 365 will display a list of all allowed file types. Click the name of the file , then click the Attach File button .
Note: When the Allow Multiple file AGS submissions count as one submission is enabled, you can select multiple files to be uploaded to a third-party assignment in Canvas. However, some third-party tools may not be built to accommodate this feature.
In the File field , confirm your selected file. To select a new file, click the Change button .
Click the Submit Assignment button .
View Submission Notification
After you submit your assignment, Canvas displays a message notifying you that your submission is processing. You can navigate away from the assignment submission page without disrupting the file upload. You will also receive an email notification when your submission completes processing.
To clear the notification, click the OK button.
View the confirmation of your assignment submission.
View Uploading and Failed Submission Icons
If your submission has been queued for upload, an uploading icon displays . This icon also displays for your instructor if they access the assignment before it uploads.
If your submission failed to upload, an upload failed icon displays . Click the download submission link to view the error.