How to download submitted data from Canvas

A Submission is a response to a Canvas mobile app completed by a user on a mobile device by using Canvas. To view, print, download or export your submissions, log onto the Canvas website at and click the Submissions tab to view your list of submissions.

The Submissions list will list the Apps with submissions, the number of submissions and the date and time of the last submission.  On the submissions list screen, you will also have the ability to export your submitted data as a Comma Seperated Values (CSV) file which can be opened with Excel in a spreadsheet view.

Submission Export

Clicking on the app name will list the individual submissions for that App. This list will display the following information about each individual submission:

  • Submission Date and Time
  • Submitter
  • Submission ID
  • App Name

This list will also give you the ability to  print the submission, view it online or download it as a PDF.

Screenshot of Submission List

Canvas submission list

In addition to viewing submissions online or downloading them into a CSV file, all of the data hosted by Canvas can also be accessed via the Canvas Webservices API.  To see the How-To article on how to use Canvas webservices, click here.

If you have any questions on how to access submitted data or need help replacing paper based forms with an iOS or Android device, please don't hesitate to contact us.