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Assignment Submissions

Instructors can create an assignment with lots of options provided in the settings. They can control whether you can make only one submission or make multiple submissions, and whether you can make submission after deadlines have passed and many more. So, being a learner, you may be asked to upload file attachments (google docs, pdf,. doc, .Pptx or.Docs) or enter text directly into a text box.

This article will guide you on:

Viewing assignment instructions

1. On the home page, click Materials of the required classroom.

2. Click the assignment to expand and view its additional details.

3. The instructions provided by the instructor for the given assignment will be visible on top-left side under the Instructions heading. You can hide the instructions by the clicking the down-arrow next to Instructions.

When an assignment is open to you to submit at any time, you can view the following additional details in expanded view:

  • Maximum score
  • Maximum number of attempts
  • Summative  (weightage) / Formative (Non-weightage)
  • Instructions (if added)
  • File(s) attachments (if added)
  • Rubric (if mapped)
  • Due date (if any)

Attempting an assignment

1. On the home page, click Materials of the required classroom.

2. On the All Materials page, locate the assignment and then click Submit button.

You can also go to "Assignment taking page" from its expanded view by clicking the Submit button.

3. The assignment submission page opens. Click inside the text box to start typing your answers.

Note: The text box will be available only if the textual submission setting has been enabled by the instructor for the given assignment.

4. You can control the appearance of your textual submission using the rich-text toolbar and format your text.

5. Click the attachment icon.

Note: The attachment icon will be available only if enabled by the instructor for the given assignment.

6. To attach a file as your submission, select the file from your system and click Open or simply double-click on the file.

Tip: You can also drag and drop a file from your system onto the assignment submission page.

7. The file submission will be attached to your assignment. Click Delete icon to remove the file submission. Similarly, click Download icon to download the uploaded file.

Note: You can also attach multiple files at a time to your assignment.

8. In case, you wish to submit an audio file submission then click the microphone icon.

Note: The microphone icon will be available only if your instructor has allowed audio file submission for the given assignment.

9. Click Record to record your audio submission.  For the first time you will be asked to grant access. Click Allow to grant access to the microphone.

10. Once you have recorded your submission, click Stop.

11. The audio recording will be attached to your submission and you can see its duration as well in parenthesis. You can play and listen to the audio recording to see if you have attached the correct recording for the attempt. Hover and click Delete icon if you wish to remove the attached audio recording. If the download settings are enabled on your site then you will see a Download icon to download the audio attachment for future reference.

Note: You can also attach multiple audio recordings to your submission.

12. Click Link/Embed icon to paste external site links such as YouTube, Wikipedia, etc onto your submission page.

13. Paste the links copied from external sites in the text box and click Insert.

14. The links will be added in the textual submission area.

15. In case Google integration is enabled on your site, you will be able to view the Google Drive icon. Click the Google Drive icon.

16. Select the required file and then click Select.

Note: If you are not signed in already, then you would be prompted to do so. Kindly sign in with your registered account to attach Google Drive files to your submission.

17. The Google Drive file will be attached to your submission. Click Delete icon to remove the file, if required.

You can also attach multiple Google Drive files at a time to your submission.

18. On the assignment submission page, click the down-arrow next to Submit for evaluation.

 

19. Select Save & Continue later. All your progress will be saved for you to continue later :)

20. The submission process starts. You will be redirected to the All Materials page where you will be able to view a Resume button in front of the required assignment. Click Resume to continue making submission for the assignment.

Resuming your submission

1. Click Materials of the required classroom.

2. On the All Materials page, locate the assignment and then click Resume to continue making submission.

3. The assignment submission page opens with all your previous progress intact. You can continue making submission to the assignment as explained in "Submitting your work for evaluation" article.

Submitting your work for evaluation

2. Click Submit for evaluation at the top right corner of the assignment submission page.

3. Click Yes, submit to submit the attempt for evaluation.

4. A confirmation message is displayed to indicate that your attempt has been submitted successfully.

Submitting your submission multiple times

1. Click Materials of the required classroom.

2. On the All Materials page, locate the assignment you wish to retake and then click Take again button.

Note: You may have the option to submit multiple times or an unlimited amount of attempts for a single assignment as per the settings of the assignment.

3. The assignment submission page opens, you can now submit your assignment one more time :)

Viewing and adding comment(s) to your submission

1. Click Materials of the required classroom.

2. On the All Materials page, locate the assignment and then click View My Attempts.

3. You will be able to view your submission. You can click the corresponding tabs to view the file attachments.

4. You can annotate the file submission to draw the instructor's attention to specific parts of your submission.

5. To add textual annotation, click the Select Text icon.

6. Select the area where you want to insert text into your submission and then you will see a more icon that appears when you highlight the text. Click more icon to see more options like Copy, Highlight and so on.

7. You can click the relevant option as per your requirement:

  • Copy: to copy the selected text.
  • Highlight: to highlight the selected text with a color.
  • Link: to convert the selected text into a hyperlink.
  • Strikethrough: to strike through the selected text.
  • Cancel: to abort this action.

8. Here, we are using Highlight option to highlight the selected text with yellow color (default color).

9. The selected text will be highlighted with yellow color and then you can add comment on the selected text to draw attention of your instructor.

10. Enter your comment (text) and then Click Done.

11. The comment will be saved automatically.

12. Click more icon to edit/ delete your added comment.

13. You can use other annotations tools such as Arrow, Line, Rectangle and so on to annotate your submission.

14. In case, you wish to delete any of the annotation, then click the specific annotation and then click Delete icon. The annotation will be deleted and the changes will be saved automatically.

15. Similarly, you can use other annotations as shown in the following screen-shot.

16. You can also add textual/audio feedback on your submission. To add textual feedback, enter text in the Enter your comment here text box.

17. Click the microphone icon and then click Record button to record audio feedback / comment.

18. Click Stop when you are done recording your audio comment.

19. Once the audio has been recorded, you can click Play icon to playback the recorded audio and see its duration as well, before adding it to your submission.

20. Click Delete icon to delete the recorded audio comment and record the new audio, if required.

21. Click Submit to add the feedback / comment (Textual or audio or both).

22. Click Download icon to download the recorded audio comment, if required.

23. To delete the posted comment (text or audio or both), hover the cursor over the posted comment which will highlight the delete action and then click Delete icon to delete the posted comment.

24. Click Yes. Delete! to confirm and the system will delete the comment upon confirmation or click Cancel to abort. This action can't be undone.

Uploading OneDrive files as assignment submissions

2. Click the OneDrive icon.

3. If you are not signed in already, then you would be prompted to do so. Kindly sign in to attach OneDrive files to your submission.

4. Hover over the required file and click on the checkbox or simply on the file name.

5. The required file will be selected. Click Open.

6. The OneDrive file will be attached to your submission. Click x to remove the file, if required.

Note: You can attach multiple OneDrive files at a time to your submission.

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