Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Apr 17, 2020

    Submitting a Canvas assignment

  • You can upload files to both user and group files. Files can be used for assignments, discussion replies, and conversation attachments. Additionally, files in your user or group files can always be embedded in Canvas using the Rich Content Editor.

    Learn how to locate your user files and group files.


    • For assignment submissions, you can upload a file from your computer or select a file that has been previously uploaded to your user files. If you select a previously uploaded file, you can delete the file after it has been submitted and free up extra storage in your user files.
    • If your group file requires you to set a usage right, you must specify the file information before the file can be published. If your group does not require usage rights, group files are automatically published.
  • When you download all student submissions from the Gradebook, you can re-upload the assignment submissions as a bulk upload in your course.

    Please make sure you have not changed the names of the submission files from your bulk download. If the file names are changed, please rename them to match how they appeared in the download. With different file names, Canvas will not be able to recognize the files that should be replaced.


    • Files must be compressed as a ZIP file for upload. If you are not sure how to create a ZIP file, please contact your administrator or consult your computer's software manual.
    • For best results, please upload submission files in their original format. For instance, if you download a Word document as a .doc, do not convert the file to a .docx.
  • You can access an assignment in SpeedGrader directly from the Gradebook.

    Note: SpeedGrader displays assignment submissions according to the current Gradebook settings for inactive enrollments and concluded enrollments.

  • Every institution (or school) uses a specific URL to access Canvas. Institutions follow a URL structure of [your institution name] or canvas.[your institution name].edu. This URL is required to access Canvas mobile apps.

    Many of the mobile apps allow you to search for your institution or school district directly on the app login page. However, if you cannot locate your institution in the app search list, this lesson shows you how to locate your institution's URL.

    Note: The URL for Canvas Network is The URL for Free-For-Teachers (FFT) accounts is

  • You can resume a quiz you previously started.

    Note: If you navigate away from an unfinished timed quiz, the timer will continue running and the quiz will autosubmit when time runs out.

  • Updated on: Apr 10, 2020

    How do I submit a quiz?

    Learn how to submit a quiz in Canvas.

  • Students can close discussions for comments if they meet the following conditions:

    1. They are the creator of the discussion.
    2. There are no replies to the discussion.


    Note: Once a discussion is closed for comments, only instructors can re-open it.

  • Updated on: Apr 08, 2020

    Accessing my assignments