Which system am I using?
You may be using the Old LoudCloud if you see a purple/blue menu bar or if your url starts with
lc-ugrad3.gcu.edu, or lc-grad3.gcu.edu.
You may be using the New LoudCloud (also referred to as the LMS) if your menu dropdown is on the left side or if your url starts with lms-trad.gcu.edu, lms-ugrad.gcu.edu, or lms-grad.gcu.edu.
Almost every week, you will have an assignment due in your classes. Some assignments will be completed individually, and some will be group work called 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. There are two different versions of the Old LoudCloud, and the submission process is slightly different in each. Click the appropriate heading below to see instructions for submitting assignments in your class.
Start by clicking on the assignment from your Home page or hover over the Tasks tab at the top and click Assignment.
Once at the Assignment details page, click New Attempt located in the lower-right corner underneath the assignment details.
In the pop-out window, enter the title of your attempt into the Title field. The title should be kept short and free of special characters, including colons and semi-colons. Leaving special characters in the file name may result in errors, including "oops something went wrong" if you're using a Mac computer. Then click Browse to locate your file(s). Locate the saved file(s) and click Open to attach them to your attempt.
There are alternate methods of submission available. For more information on uploading from OneDrive or Google Drive, check out the following articles:
After clicking open, you should now see the name of your file(s) appear below Attach Documents.
If you need to attach more files, click Browse again and repeat the process until all of your files have been uploaded.
Once you have uploaded all necessary files, click Save.
Depending on the assignment, you may need to send your attempt to the Citation Report system. Assignments that require a minimum of 500 words must receive a Citation Report. You can send your files to the Citation Report system by clicking on the Submit button under the Citation Report section. No matter how many files you have attached, it will send all of them with only one click.
Once you have viewed your Citation Report and are ready to send your attempt to your instructor, click the Submit button under Final Submission. The button will change into a date and time stamp confirming the attempt was sent to your instructor.
Almost every week, you will have an assignment due in your classes. The assignment submission process is quick and simple.
To begin, 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.
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. Leaving special characters in the file name may result in errors, including "oops something went wrong" if you're using a Mac computer. If you need to attach more files, click Browse again and repeat the process. Once you have uploaded your file(s), click Upload.
If you need to upload more files at any time, just click Browse From My Computer and repeat the process. 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.
"The System Tried to Submit this paper to turn it in. However since there was no successful submission after repeated attempts, this record has been marked as an error."
Your instructor will then need to reassign your assignment. We advise waiting for the report to fully generate before final submitting your assignments.
After your Citation Report has generated, you can view it by clicking on View Files in Turnitin.
This will open a new window in Turnitin with a list of all of the files submitted. Click on the name of the file to view the Citation Report.
For more information on viewing your Citation Report, please see Citation Report FAQ. Please note, the instructional video embedded at the top of the page does not apply to the new LMS.
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 also see a time stamp for when your assignment was submitted.
To view your submitted file(s), click the number next to Files Submitted.
Deleting a Submission
While you are able to 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.