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Upload an Assignment in Canvas

  1. Save your file as a Word doc on your computer (or whatever file type the instructor may have specified). Do not save it to the cloud only—it must be saved locally in order to upload it. 
  2. Log in to the course. 
  3. Find the Assignment (depending on how your instructor set up the course, click on the Assignments tab or the Modules tab). 
  4. Click on the title of the Assignment you wish to submit, e.g. Reflection paper.  Make sure the icon looks like a piece of paper with a pencil: Paper and pencil icon
  5. A new page will load. 
  6. Click on the Submit Assignment button in the upper right corner. Submit Assignment button
  7. A File Upload tab will appear: File upload tab contains choose file button, add another file option, option to click here to find a file you've already uploaded, comments field, cancel button, and submit assignment button.
  8. Click Choose File and navigate to the file that is saved on your computer.
  9. (Optional) Add a comment in the Comments field.
  10. Click Submit Assignment.
  11. You know it was successfully submitted when you see button that says Re-submit Assignment, as well as the following confirmation on the right side of your screen: Submission confirmation contains check mark, date, and time stamp when submitted successfully.
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