Canvas - How to Create a File/Online Submission Assignment

This page is meant to guide you through the steps of creating a new online file submission assignment in a Canvas course.

1. Open the Assignments tab from your course navigation menu. Click on the green +Assignment button on the upper-right.

2. Edit your assignment's information, such as the title, points, and dates. Partway down the screen is the Submission Type box. By default, the assignment should already be set to an Online assignment. If not, use the dropdown menu in this box to re-select Online.

3. Deselect all checkboxes in this box above File Uploads. This will limit students to submitting a file for this assignment. If you wish to limit what types of files are accepted, click the Restrict Upload File Types box and type in the extensions you wish to accept in the box below it. You don't need to enter periods and can separate file types with a comma.

4. Go the bottom of the page and click Save or Save & Publish depending on whether you wish to publish the assignment immediately or not.