How to view and edit submissions on your mobile device

A submission is a completed entry of the app. We have now added the ability for Canvas users to view and edit completed submissions on Android and iOS devices.

Note: On the Start Up plan, you can not change this setting. It is defaulted to View on new apps.

Enabling mobile submission viewing and editing

First you have to enable the ability for your users to view or edit a submission on a mobile device.

Note: To do this you must also enable submission editing.

  1. Go to the My Apps tab
  2. Cick the app you want to allow Submission Editing for.
  3. Scroll down to Features
  4. Click Edit & View
  5. Select who can have access to the editing of a completed submission and click save.

Note: On the Start Up plan, you can not change this setting. It is defaulted to View on new apps.

Viewing and editing submissions

You can also view your submissions from your mobile device. To do that follow these steps:

Please Note: Instructions apply to Canvas version or higher.  If you are running an earlier version, scroll down.

  1. Open the Canvas Mobile App and login to your account.
  2. Tap the History button at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Choose the submission you would like to view or edit.
    Note: You will only be able to edit submissions made to the current version of the app if mobile editing is enabled.  You will only be able to view submissions that have mobile viewing enabled.

  • View - View will allow you to preview the submission's PDF.
  • Edit - Edit will allow you to edit the submission.
  • New - New will create a new (duplicate) submission with the data entered from the selected submission.

If you are running an earlier version of Canvas:

  1. Login to Canvas on your mobile device.
  2. Click the Menu button in the top corner.

  3. Click Submissions.
  4. Select an app.
  5. Select the submision you would like to edit or view.

Filtering Submissions

You can now filter your submission list to view submissions by app and by date range.  Please note, this is only available on Canvas version or higher.

  1. Click the Filter icon in the top right corner.

  2. Select the date range to filter by.  If you would like to filter by specific apps, select the Show history for which apps? button.

  3. When you are finished, click Apply

In summary, to view or edit a submission that has already been finished you must first enable the user to do so. Then you can sync your Canvas mobile app and go to the History tab.

Canvas Windows App

Click on the History tab at the top to access previous submissions. You can filter your search, too. 

Need more help?

If you have any questions about Canvas or need help replacing paper based forms with an Android or Apple device, please don't hesitate to contact us