Checksum vs Handout Given to Student

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I'm an instructor and sometimes I will give students a document that they are to download, answer questions on, and then resubmit to Canvas. Inevitably there are a few students who accidentally turn in the original, unchanged document.

I was thinking a feature that would be nice is if on an assignment I could tell Canvas the file the students are downloading. Then when they submit their project, Canvas would do a SHA256 checksum to compare the files and then warn the user that they are submitting the same document they downloaded without any changes made to it.

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