Assignments should have a "preview" option before submitting.
I came to suggest the same idea, so let me add some more info here rather than creating a new idea.
For two of my finals this semester, I submitted the wrong document by mistake. Luckily, one of my professors allowed me to fix my mistake but the other one was not as generous and I dropped an entire letter grade because of it. I'm the kind of guy who is quick to blame others if it is their fault, but I also take ownership if it's my fault. I wanted to blame Canvas, but I know that these cases were my fault because I should have been checking my submissions more carefully. But I got to thinking that Canvas could have a feature to help prevent this in the future.
Whenever a document is submitted for an assignment on Canvas, it would be nice to show the student a preview of the document (in the same way the "View feedback" feature works with the document popup, just without any feedback. Then, force the student to scroll to the bottom of the document by placing the "Confirm" button at the bottom. This way, the student has to look at it and can't just begin to click "Confirm" automatically, out of habit. Similar to how some Terms and Conditions require you to scroll to the bottom of the page before clicking "I Agree."
This feature would allow students to get a full preview and ensure that they are submitting the correct document before the teacher even sees the submission. It would prevent students (like myself) from hitting "Submit" and immediately closing the window without ensuring that the submission was correct. I (and probably others) would love to see this feature sometime before December for the next round of finals.
Thank you, Canvas, for all that you do. Truly a wonderful service!
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