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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
Click the Assignments tool on the left side of your screen in the course menu.
Click the Add Assignment button to create an assignment.
Step 2: Change Submission Type
When you create assignments, you can choose how students submit.
Choose Online from the Submission Type menu.
Select File Uploads from the Online Entry Options.
- 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"
- For more detailed information about creating and grading assignments see the Create and Grade Assignments Module.