How do I submit an assignment?

This article describes how to submit an assignment in the Assignments tool.  Note that some instructors may prefer to receive assignments via the File Drop tool.  For instructions on submitting an assignment to File Drop, see How can students and site members add items to File Drop?

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Go to Assignments.

Go to Assignments.

Select the Assignments tool from the Tool Menu in the site.

Access the assignment.

Click on the title of the assignment.

You will see a list of all assignments in the site. The following information will be displayed for each assignment.

  1. Assignment title, or name of the assignment.
  2. Status (i.e. Not Started, Assignment submission required, Returned, etc.).
  3. Open date when the assignment becomes available to students.
  4. Due date, or deadline to turn in the assignment.

Select the assignment you want to submit by clicking on the title of the assignment in the list.

Note: If your assignment has a peer review component, the Peer Assessment information for the assignment will appear immediately beneath the assignment title in the list.

Or, click on a direct link to the assignment in Lessons.

If your instructor has included a link to the assignment in the Lessons tool, you may also access it from this location within the course site.

Or, click the direct link to the assignment from Announcements.

If your instructor has posted an announcement about the assignment open date, you may access it from the assignment link in the Announcements tool.

Or, click the direct link to the assignment from Schedule/Calendar.

If your instructor has posted the assignment deadline on the site's calendar, you may access the assignment from the link in the Schedule/Calendar tool.

Enter and/or attach your assignment.

Depending on the assignment settings, you may be allowed to enter your submission in-line, by typing in a text box, and/or attach a file or files.

  1. Enter your submission text into the Assignment Text area using the Rich-Text Editor.
  2. Under Attachments, click the Choose File button to browse for an select a file to upload from your computer. (Alternately, you may also click the or select files from workspace or site button to select a file you have already uploaded.)

View attached file.

View attached file.

Once you have attached your file, the name of the file, as well as the file size and upload time stamp will be displayed under Attachments.

Tip: You may click Remove to remove the attachment if you selected the wrong file.

Submit your assignment.

Submit your assignment.

When you are ready to turn in your assignment, click the Submit button to complete your assignment submission.

Note - If the Honor Pledge has been added to the assignment, be sure to click the box beside the pledge.

Tip: If you are not yet ready to submit, you may click Preview to preview the submission, or Save Draft to save your submission and submit it later. Click Cancel to exit the assignment without saving or submitting.

Submission confirmation.

Once you have submitted your assignment, you will receive a confirmation message on screen. In addition, you will receive an email confirmation of your submission.