This article refers to the assignment submission process within the newest LMS platform, which is currently in beta testing. If you are not part of the beta test, please see (LMS) Submitting Your Assignments for assistance instead.
Almost every week, you will have an assignment due in your class. Some assignments will be personal assignments, and some will be group Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignments. Either way, the assignment submission process in your classroom 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.
- Start by navigating to the appropriate Topic beneath the Classroom Materials heading on the left side. Once you’ve located the assignment you’d like to submit, click Submit Assignment in the upper right corner of the assignment details box.
- Select the Upload files button from the bottom right corner of the assignment details box.
- Locate the file you’d like to upload, and then select Open. The upload process may take a few moments to complete. Do not refresh the page to make the upload process faster; doing so may cancel the upload.
- The uploaded document should now appear in the table below. If your assignment requires the file to be submitted through the LopesWrite system, click Send for Report beneath the Similarity Report heading.
NOTE LopesWrite reports can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to generate. For more information on this system, see the article: LopesWrite.
- Once your report has returned and/or you are ready to submit the assignment for grading, check the box to the left of any relevant files and click Submit Assignment.
- A pop-up box will appear, which notifies you that this will be the final submission for the assessment. Click Submit to complete the process.
- You can confirm that it was submitted successfully by looking at the assessment status in the upper right corner of the screen. If it says, “Ungraded”, then the file has been submitted and is awaiting grading by your instructor.
There may be times in which your instructor needs to reassign an assignment to you. If one of your assignments has been reassigned, you will see this indicated in assessment status.
- To resubmit the assignment, start by clicking Submit Assignment.
- Once on the assignment details page, locate the Submission History heading. This section will contain comments from your instructor which indicate the reason for the reassignment.
- Once you are ready to resubmit the assignment, select Upload Files from the bottom right corner of the assignment details box.
The rest of the submission process is identical to how you submitted the assignment originally. See the Submitting an Assignment heading above for a step-by-step walkthrough.
An assignment that is active and ready for submission will give you the option to “Upload Files”. If this button is clickable, you should be able to upload a document from your computer and submit the file(s) for grading. Here are a few reasons why you may not be able to click this button:
- The assignment has not started yet. You can only upload files once the start date of the assignment has been reached. This does not mean you cannot start working on your assignment early; you just can't submit it until the assignment start date has passed.
- 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 Upload Files button. If this sounds like what you are experiencing, please clear your cache and cookies and try again.
If you’ve uploaded files but have not submitted them for grading or to LopesWrite, a delete button will be available to the right of the file name.
Once a file has been submitted, you will not be able to delete it.
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! The LMS 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.