Almost every week, you will have an assignment due in your classes. Some assignments will be personal assignments and some assignments will be group Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignments. Either way, the assignment submission process in LoudCloud is quick and simple. For each assignment, you will create an Attempt. An attempt can contain one file or multiple files, depending on the assignment details. Click the appropriate heading below to see instructions for submitting assignments in your class.
Almost every week, you will have an assignment due in your classes. The assignment submission process is quick and simple.
To begin, make sure to close out of all documents and files needing to be uploaded. Next, click on the assignment from the Weekly Calendar. Alternatively, you can select Path from the drop-down menu in the upper left corner, which will allow you to see all assignments in the course.
Once you have navigated to the assignment, you will have a few options available for uploading your assignment:
- Browse from my computer,
- Import from Google Drive, and
- Import from Microsoft OneDrive.
To upload a file from your computer, click Browse From My Computer.
If you want to receive an update on the status of the Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive issue, please refer to our LMS Known Issues article and select Get Updates to sign up for updates.
In the Upload File window, click Browse to locate your file(s).
After choosing the file(s) you would like to upload, you will see the name of your file appear in the box. Please note, you should avoid using special characters in the title of the file. If you have used a special character, we recommend renaming the file and then uploading the renamed file. If you need to upload more files at any time, just click Browse From My Computer and repeat the process. Once you have uploaded your file(s), click Upload.
Once uploaded, you will see a time stamp for when your file(s) was uploaded.
If your assignment requires to be submitted through the Citation Report system, click on Submit next to Similarity Index. If your assignment does not require submission through the Citation Report system, the button to do so will not appear.
The Submit button will become inactive after you click it. Don't worry, this means that your report is generating. Reports will typically return within 15 minutes to an hour.
After your Citation Report has generated, you can view it by clicking on View Report.
This will open a new window in LopesWrite to view the Citation Report.
For more information on viewing your Citation Report, please see our LopesWrite article.
Once you are ready to submit your assignment, you will need to select the file(s) you wish to submit by placing a check mark in the box next to the file. Once selected, click Submit Assignment.
You will receive a message confirming you are ready to submit your assignment. If ready; click Yes.
Once submitted, you will receive a message confirming that the assignment was submitted successfully. Click OK to dismiss this message.
You will see a time stamp for when your assignment was submitted. To view your submitted file(s), click the number next to Files Submitted.
When you have a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) or group assignment, submissions will be made by following the same steps listed above. All uploaded documents can be viewed by your group members under Files, and any group member can select and submit any or all of the uploaded files.
Once you are ready to submit your assignment, you will need to select the file(s) you wish to submit by placing a check mark in the box next to the file. If you want to select all of the files, you can also just add one check mark next to Select All. Once all of your files are selected, click Submit Assignment.
You will receive a message confirming you are ready to submit your assignment on behalf of all members. If ready; click Yes. Please note, you will not be able to upload any more files once the assignment is final submitted.
Once submitted, you will receive a message confirming that the assignment was submitted successfully; click OK to dismiss this message. You will also see a time stamp for when your assignment was submitted.
You will still be able to create attempts after a final submission has been made, but the Submit Assignment option will not be clickable.
- The assignment has not started yet. You can only browse for files to upload once the start date has been reached. This does not mean you cannot start working on your assignment early; you just can't submit it until the assignment has been opened.
- The assignment is past due. Depending on whether the assignment has been closed or graded, you may be able to still upload files, but not submit the files. Please contact your instructor for more details on submitting a late assignment.
- There may be an issue with your internet browser preventing you from submitting your assignment. The symptoms of this issue may be a never-ending processing request when attempting to upload or an inability to click the Browse from My Computer button. If this sounds like what you are experiencing, please clear your cache and cookies and try again.
When an assignment is reassigned, you will receive a notification in the Assessments widget on the Dashboard of your LoudCloud classroom.
Once you access the Assignment Details Page, the due date for the assignment will update with the date that your instructor has set the assignment to be turned in by.
To view your instructor's comments from the assignment details page, click on This assessment has been reassigned to you.
You may also view any previous final submitted attempts of your assignment by clicking on View Past Submissions.
A list of previous attempts will appear towards the bottom.
While you can remove your submission, this does not reset your submission attempts. Once you final submit an assignment, it will be treated as your final attempt regardless of if you delete the attempt later or not.
There may come a time that you submit the wrong attempt to your instructor or the file that was uploaded wasn't your most current revision. Accidents happen! LoudCloud will only allow you to perform one final submission to your instructor. Once an attempt has been sent, no new attempts can be created for that assignment. The best course of action is to contact your instructor and let them know what happened. If possible, you may also ask your instructor to reassign your assignment. Open and honest communication with your instructor is always the best policy.