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Canvas: Assignment Tool

This document provides a Canvas alternative to the Drop-Box feature which was available in OWL-space by using the Canvas Assignments tool.

Step 1: Create Assignment

  1. Click the Assignments tool on the left side of your screen in the course menu.

  2. Click the Add Assignment button to create an assignment.

    Assignments link is located in left-hand course menu and contains the Add Assignment button

Step 2: Change Submission Type

When you create assignments, you can choose how students submit.

  1. Choose Online from the Submission Type menu.

  2. Select File Uploads from the Online Entry Options.
    Submission Type menu with 'Online' selected; additional menu of 'Online Entry Options'

  3. To limit the types of files students can submit, enter the accepted file extensions in the "Restricted Upload File Types" field.
    Important: Separate each file extension with a comma. Example: "doc, pdf"
    Restrict Upload File Types field with accespted file extensions
  4. For more detailed information about creating and grading assignments see the Create and Grade Assignments Module.

Keywords:dropbox, box, assignment, tool, workflow   Doc ID:70561
Owner:Amanda B.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-02-09 13:57 CDTUpdated:2020-08-06 17:34 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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