Navigating and Submitting Assignments

The assignments page on Canvas shows all upcoming assignments, instructions, their due dates, and how many points each assignment is worth. 

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Accessing the Assignments Page

  • Log into Canvas.
  • Select a course from the Courses drop-down menu on the top left of the screen.
  • Select Assignments from the left-hand sidebar.

Assignments Page Features

  • View a list of Overdue Assignments (if applicable), Upcoming Assignments, and Past Assignments in the center of the page.
  • Click on any of the assignments to open them.


  • Select a course from the list on the right side of the page to view only assignments from those courses.


  • View assignments here under Calendar, Grades, and Syllabus.

Submitting an Assignment

  • Select the assignment that you want to submit. The page will open with instructions and possibly a rubric to guide your work.
  • Click on Submit Assignment on the right side of the page.
  • Choose which kind of submission you want to use, based on what your instructor has offered. This can include File Upload, Text Entry, or linking to a Google Doc.
  • Select Add Another File to upload multiple files.
  • Click the Submit Assignment button to send in your submission when you are finished.
  • Click Cancel if you decide not to submit your work.
  • View the details of your assignment in the right sidebar after submitting. You may edit your submission if your instructor allows.

Group Assignments

Canvas allows instructors to assign work to groups of students. One member of a group can submit an assignment on behalf of their group as they would submit an individual assignment. Only one student is required to submit their group's assignment.


Click here to learn how to embed media into your assignments.

Canvas allows instructors to assign peer-reviews for assignments. In these cases, your classmate's work will become available to you after you have submitted your own assignment, and then you must review your classmate's work before the assignment is registered as finished. Click here to learn how to peer-review assignments.