Is there a way for Canvas to acknowledge when an assignment has been submitted and automatically mark it as complete?
I have looked into default marking but from my understanding, this would mean that the lecturer still needs to go to gradebook and set the default mark after all submissions are in.
Wait, wait, this is hugely important and a problematically missing feature, especially for big classes. Please don't mark it as closed, as this is one of the first things that comes up in a Google search. Closing the question closes some of the conversation without ever providing an answer (or workaround, really, since the initial response is that this feature is somehow missing).
Just a little clarification on different content types here in the Community; a Feature Idea in Canvas Studio is designed for people to share a specific idea on how the user experience in Canvas could be improved. People submit ideas and other people can vote them up or down and comment on them. Discussions are intended for open ended conversations without a definite answer and often without clearly defined goal. Questions, on the other hand, are appropriate for when someone has a question that can be answered definitively such as this one - 'Canvas do X?' which in this case is unfortunately no... Marking the question as answered as Robbie did doesn't end commenting on it. It just means that people who focus on getting questions answered can move on to other questions.
If your goal is to see a change made in how Canvas functions your best bet would be to either search out an existing feature idea or create a new one and then link to it from the comments here.
I hope this is helpful. If you have questions please don't hesitate to reach out.