Confirming Canvas submissions

It is each student's responsibility to confirm they have successfully submitted digital files to Canvas or the integrated Turnitin service.

Confirming a file was submitted to Canvas


Canvas support:
To confirm you have submitted a file for assignments set to accept uploads:
  1. Open the course in Canvas.
  2. Click on Assignments in the left course navigation.
    Open Assignments
  3. Locate the title of the assignment and click on it.
    Open the assignment
  4. You should see a confirmation that you submitted your assignment. Successful submissions display a link to download the document. Unsuccessful submissions display an Upload Failed icon. Submissions that are queued for upload display an Uploading icon.
    Submission Status
Also, any files you submitted should appear in your personal unified folder in Canvas.

You can also see the status of an assignment submission on the Grades view in Canvas, presuming your instructor allows it to appear in the course navigation. The score column displays a submission icon for a successful upload, an Upload Failed icon for failed uploads, and an Uploading icon for queued submissions.
Grades view


Confirming a file was submitted to Turnitin


When you submit a file via Turnitin, you should see the following once your submission is completed:
Turnitin Completion

If you re-open the assignment in Canvas, you should see something like this:
Turnitin submissions

File icon
You can click on the file icon to download a copy of your digital receipt in PDF format. It includes:
  • Student's name
  • Assignment title
  • Submission title
  • File name and file size
  • Page, word, and character count
  • Submission date
  • Submission ID