In addition to doing quizzes or assignments, you may also be asked to record and upload video(s) of yourself or others performing a task, using a piece of equipment, giving a performance, etc. You can do this via the Canvas student app on your phone.

If the assessment is being offered through Canvas, it is recommended that you use the Canvas Student App to  access the assignment and to record or upload your video directly to the assignment through this.

Start by recording the video that you wish to submit using on the camera app on your phone.

In the Canvas Student app on your phone, enter into the module where the assignment exists.

In your module menu, select the Assignments option (1) and then select the Assignment that you are being asked to upload photos to (2). Then on the assignment details page, select the "Submit Assignment" option (3) at the bottom of the screen. This will open a submission panel.

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At the end of the panel, click on the Library icon at the bottom-middle of the screen and select  the video that you took. If you want to add additional videos, click on the add library icon again and repeat the process.

Once you are happy with the video you have added, click Submit at the top-right of the submission panel (1). This will bring you to a submission summary page (2) and you should also get an email confirming your submission (3). Note: the email notification will not appear if your student email is not connected to your phone.

Note: Canvas may prompt you, asking for permission to access your photos/ videos. Just click yes/accept and this should be activated.

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If you are not happy with the images you can always try to resubmit the assignment (4) but this function may be turned off depending on your lecturer's chosen settings.

If you are encountering difficulties with the uploading of material using the method above, an alternative route to uploading images would involve:

  1. Immediately contacting your lecturer to let them know you are having difficulties
  2. Sharing the images you have sent via the Canvas inbox

A video which demonstrates something similar to this process (uploading photos rather than videos) can be seen at