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How do I submit a text entry assignment in a course using Assignment Enhancements?

You can submit a text entry submission in a Canvas course that uses Assignment Enhancements. Text entry assignments are created in the New Rich Content Editor. This lesson shows how to turn in a standard online assignment in a course using Assignment Enhancements. If your instructor allows, you may also have the option to resubmit assignments.

Before submitting an assignment, you may want to review all assignment information, such as the assignment rubric.

Notes:

  • If the assignment you are accessing displays differently, Assignment Enhancements may not be enabled in your course or your instructor may not have used a supported assignment type. Please view this guide for more information.
  • Assignment Enhancements does not support the following assignment types: No Submission, Group Assignments, Peer Reviews, and Cloud Assignments.
  • Not all file types may be available for your assignment, depending on the assignment submission type set by your instructor.
  • Not all of your assignments may be submitted online. If you cannot see options to submit your work, your instructor may want you to submit your assignment in a different way or the assignment is not within its availability dates.
  • For instruction on completing an assignment, view the assignment details or contact your instructor for assistance.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open  Assignment

Open Assignment

Click the name of an assignment.

Select Submission Type

Select Submission Type

Your instructor may specify which submission types are appropriate for each assignment.

If your instructor allows multiple submission types for the assignment, the Attempt tab [1] displays the accepted submission types in the Submission Type drop-down menu.

Click the Submission Type drop-down menu [2], and select the Text Entry option [3] .

If your instructor only allows Text Entry submissions, the Text Entry option may display in place of the Submission Type drop-down menu.

Notes: 

  • If the Text Entry submission type does not display in the Attempt tab, your instructor has restricted this submission type.
  • Not all of your assignments may be submitted online. If you cannot see options to submit your work, your instructor may want you to submit your assignment in a different way or the assignment is not within its availability dates. View the assignment header and details for instructions, or contact your instructor for assistance.

Start Text Entry

Submit a Text Entry

To start a text entry submission draft, click the Start Entry button.

Draft Text Entry

Draft Text Entry

Enter your assignment submission text in the New Rich Content Editor [1].

To format your text or insert content, use the New Rich Content Editor menubar [2] or toolbar [3] 

View the word count in the Editor Status bar [4].

Add Media

Add Media

As part of your text entry assignment submission, you can record media, upload a media file from your computer, or upload a media file from your user files by clicking the Media icon [1].  

You can also embed images from Canvas, from the web, or from Unsplash in your text entry assignment submission by clicking the Image icon [2]. Canvas also allows you to embed images from your user files.

To insert media or images, you can also use the Insert menu [3] in the menubar.

Any files added as part of a graded assignment submission are also copied to your user files but are not counted against your user quota. However, once the file has been uploaded as a submission, you cannot delete the file. Files are stored in the Submissions folder.

Note: You may need to click the Options icon [4] to view the Record/Upload Media and Images icons in the toolbar.

Save Text Entry Draft

Save Text Entry Draft

To save your work as a draft, click the Save button.

Submit Text Entry

Submit Text Entry

To edit your text entry draft, click the Edit button [1].

To discard your text entry draft, click the Delete button [2].

View Submission

When your submission is successfully submitted, the Status Timeline displays a checkmark icon for the Submitted status [1].

Additionally, you can view your most recent submission in the Attempt tab [2].

If you choose, you may resubmit another version of your assignment using the New Attempt icon [3].

If you've submitted multiple assignment submissions, you can view previous submissions by clicking the Attempt drop-down [4].

Once your instructor has graded your submission, your grade displays in the Assignment Summary Header [5]. You can also see details about your assignment and links to additional feedback in your Grades page.

Notes: 

  • If you're not able to resubmit work, your assignment may no longer be accepting submissions due to the assignment's availability dates.
  • Once you've submitted your work, the assignment will still display in the Assignments page and the Syllabus.