Canvas Assignments are designated by a . Depending on your instructor's course design, you may locate the assignments in Modules, Assignments, or Syllabus links in the course navigation menu.
To submit an assignment, follow these steps:
- Log in to your Canvas account and navigate to the course with the assignment.
- Locate the assignment in the course and click on it.
- The submission type supported for the assignment will be set by the instructor. There are four submission types: upload a file, submit a text entry, enter a website URL, or submit media. You can only select one submission type per submission. In the image below, the student was required to submit the assignment in a text entry box.
- After entering or uploading the assignment, click Submit Assignment
To help students track submitted assignments, Canvas offers two resources. The first one is a confetti celebration animation that displays every time a student submits an assignment on time. The second resource is a Submitted (Date) label displayed at the top left of every assignment page.
Confetti Celebration Animation
Once students submit an assignment on time, Canvas will display a "confetti" celebration animation. This animation will appear by default on any assignment with a due date.
After submitting an assignment, students can locate the assignment and click it to access the assignment's page. If the student's submission has been successful, they should find a message that reads: Submitted on (date) at the top left of the page. Students will also be able to see their submission at the bottom of the page.