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How do I use my webcam to take a photo for an assignment submission using Assignment Enhancements?

You can use your computer's webcam to take a photo and use it as your assignment submission using Assignment Enhancements. Submission photos are saved to the Submissions folder in your user files as a PNG file.

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.
  • If your instructor limits file types for an assignment submission, you may not be able to use your webcam to submit your assignment.
  • 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.

Select Assignment

Select Assignment

Click the title of the assignment.

Select Submission Type

Select Submission Type

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

To use your webcam to upload a photo of your assignment, click the Upload button [1]. Then click the Webcam button [2].

If your instructor only allows File Upload submissions, the File Upload options may display in place of the Choose a submission type section.

Notes: 

  • If the Upload option does not display in the Choose a submission type section, 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.

Enable Webcam

Enable Webcam

If your browser prompts you for access to your computer's camera, click the Allow button.

Take Photo

To take a photo using your computer's webcam, click the Take Photo icon. A timer will count down from three seconds and take the picture.

View Photo

Once taken, your photo is previewed in the Take a Photo via Webcam page [1].

To edit the photo name, enter your edits in the Photo Name field [2].

To save your photo, click the Save button [3].

To remove your photo and take a new photo, click the Start Over button [4].

Submit Assignment

Your file displays as a draft submission [1].

To delete the file, click the Delete icon [2].

To submit the file, click the Submit Assignment button [3].

If you are working on an additional assignment attempt, you can cancel your submission your assignment attempt by clicking the Cancel Attempt button [4].

View Submission

When your submission is successfully submitted, the Progress Tracker displays a Submitted status [1] and your most recent submission displays [2].

If you choose, you may resubmit another version of your assignment using the Try Again button [3].

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

To view feedback or add an assignment comment for your instructor, click the View Feedback button [5].

Notes: 

  • If you're not able to resubmit work, your instructor may have limited the number of allowed submissions or the 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.