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This page walks learners through the steps required to successfully record and upload media to an assignment using the Canvas Student app.

Steps

  1. Access the assignment and view the details tab with instructions

  2. Tap on "submission" to display a screen similar to this:
     mobile screenshot of Canvas assignment page for Verb Recitation Copy, with tabs for detail, submission, and grade
  3. Tap on "Turn In" and you'll see options similar to what's below:
    screen overlay showing options to record video, choose video, record audio, and cancel
  4. Choose record video to use the media recording tool built into Canvas. Your device should prompt you for access to your microphone and camera; allow each to record through the Canvas Student app

  5. After recording your device should prompt you to either "retake" or "use video." Selecting "use video" will automatically submit the assignment and display a screen similar to what's below. This is a successfully submitted media recording through the Canvas Student app

Canvas Community Resources

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How do I submit assignments in the Student app on my iOS device? (includes media submissions)

How do I turn in assignments in the Student app on my Android device? (includes media submissions)

Canvas Student iOS Guide - Table of Contents

Canvas Student Android Guide - Table of Contents

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More Help

For questions about Canvas, contact CIT via our online service desk or email canvas@geneseo.edu. Weekdays between 8am-4pm, you can also contact us via our real-time chat portal.

For tips, tricks, and updates on learning technologies at Geneseo, visit our Educational Technology ChatTo explore Canvas Guides (created by Instructure), visit https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/guides/canvas-guide