Recent Updates

  • 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.

    Notes:

    • 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.
  • Updated on: Mar 31, 2021

    How do I submit a text entry assignment?

  • You can add media to your assignment, either as part of a text entry, or as your entire submission.

    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.

    To learn more about available options for using media files in Canvas, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.

    Notes:

    • Canvas will not accept media uploads larger than 500 MB.
    • Your instructor will decide what type of submissions are allowed. One or both of these options may not be available.
  • Updated on: Mar 31, 2021

    How do I submit an online assignment?

    You can submit online Assignments in Canvas using several submission types. Instructors can choose what kind of online submissions they want you to use. You may also have the option to resubmit assignments if your instructor allows.

    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.

    Before submitting an assignment, you may want to review all assignment information, such as the assignment rubric, if any.

    This lesson shows how to turn in a standard online assignment. Learn how to submit a Turnitin assignment or a peer review assignment.

    Third-Party File Application Submissions

    You can submit assignments from Google Drive, Dropbox, or another third-party service via your desktop computer in one of two ways:

    1. Download the file to your computer and submit as a File Upload
    2. Share the file, copy the file URL, and submit as a Website URL

    Mobile Submissions

    You can also submit assignments using your Android or iOS device.

    Notes:

    • 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 the Submit Assignment link, your instructor may want you to submit your assignment in a different way or the availability date has passed. View the description of the assignment for instructions, or contact your instructor for assistance.
  • If your instructor allows file uploads as a submission type, you can upload a file from your computer as an assignment submission.

    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.

  • Updated on: Mar 31, 2021

    How do I view Assignments as a student?

    You can view all your course assignments on the Assignments page.

    Note: Your instructor may choose to hide the Assignments link in Course Navigation. If the Assignments link is not available, you can still access Assignments through other areas of Canvas.

  • Students always have the option to resubmit their assignments. As an instructor, you can decide how to handle assignment resubmissions.

    You do have the option to set availability dates for each assignment. Availability dates can restrict the dates that an assignment can be submitted.

    All assignment submissions can be viewed in SpeedGrader. Students will not be able to view their previous submissions after resubmitting unless you reupload the assignments to Canvas.

  • Updated on: Mar 31, 2021

    How do I give extra credit in a course?

    You can give students extra credit in Canvas using several options.

    Notes:

    • If you are weighing your assignment groups, please pay attention to how weighted groups can affect the Gradebook if assignments are worth zero points.
    • If you have drop rules set in an assignment group, adding extra points may affect your students' scores.