Canvas in a browser – Write on PDF

The following directions are for Writing on a PDF Assignment in the Safari browser on the student iPad in Canvas.

  • The Assignment Details page displays information about your assignment. At the top of the page is the Assignment title. Next is the Due date, the number of Points and the submission type which will say a file upload for this type of assignment. The assignment details display below. If there is a Rubric for the assignment it will appear at the bottom.
Canvas browser URL details
  • Tap on the linked PDF file in the Assignment Details. DO NOT click Submit Assignment.
Canvas in a browser PDF file link
  • The file will open in a new tab. Click the Share icon and tap on Save to Files to save the file in the Files app.
  • Choose On My iPad and tap Save.
Canvas browser PDF save file downloads
  • Click on the Home button to return to the home screen. Tap the Files app to open. Navigate to find the desired file. Tap on the file to open.

Canvas in a browser PDF files icon

Canvas in a browser PDF find file

  • Tap the pen icon in the top right and use the Markup tools to draw on the PDF.
Canvas in a browser PDF markup tools
  • To Save tap on the Share icon in the top right of the screen. Tap on Save to Files then Save.
Canvas in a browser PDF save to files drawing
  • Return to the Safari app, open Canvas and find the assignment. Click on the blue Submit Assignment button.
Canvas browser file upload details
  • Tap on Browse. Navigate to find the file and tap on the file to upload.
Canvas browser file upload browse
  • Confirm file name and tap Submit Assignment.
Canvas in a browser PDF submit