What are the different online submission types?

Instructors can enable a variety of different online submission types, including file uploads, rich content, website URLs, and media files.

Note: Students can only submit one file type per assignment submission. They cannot change the submitted file type unless they re-submit the assignment.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Add Assignment

Add Assignment

Click the Add Assignment button.

Select Submission Type

Select Submission Type

Click the Submission Type drop-down menu and choose the online submission type.

Select Online Submission Types

Select Online Submission Types

You will be presented with four Online Entry Options [1]:

  • You can allow text entry
  • You can allow website URLs
  • You can allow media recordings (audio or video)
  • You can allow File Uploads

If you allow file uploads, you can click the Restrict Upload File Types checkbox [2] and manually enter a list of accepted extensions in the Allowed File Extensions [3] field.

Notice that you can enable more than one type of online submission. Google Docs may also be an acceptable submission type. Admins can enable or disable the Google Docs submission type.

Note: Students should be able to submit most file types. In the case of an odd or unusual file type, try adding it to your course first before requesting students to submit the file type.

Update Assignment

Update Assignment

Click the Update Assignment button.

Note: If you want to view what these submission types look like for students, use Student View.

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