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a1121829
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Deleting student assignment submissions?

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Hi all,

How do students delete (not simply resubmit) an assignment submission?

Also, if an instructor is practicing in Canvas using the student view, and submits an assignment when in Student View, how can they delete that assignment, either in Student View, or acting as instructor? We can only see options to resubmit, not delete a submission altogether?

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Stefanie
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 @a1121829 , students cannot delete their assignment submissions.

With regard to Student View, you can start from scratch with the Test Student by navigating to Student View from Settings and then clicking on the Reset Student button, as depicted in this guide: How do I enable Student View? Keep in mind, though, that this is an all-or-nothing deal; by resetting the test student, you will have cleared all history for that student, not just for a single assignment. This is consistent with the student experience: since students can't delete an assignment submission, the Test Student can't either.

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a1121829
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Stefanie
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 @a1121829 , students cannot delete their assignment submissions.

With regard to Student View, you can start from scratch with the Test Student by navigating to Student View from Settings and then clicking on the Reset Student button, as depicted in this guide: How do I enable Student View? Keep in mind, though, that this is an all-or-nothing deal; by resetting the test student, you will have cleared all history for that student, not just for a single assignment. This is consistent with the student experience: since students can't delete an assignment submission, the Test Student can't either.

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tdarrow
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Thanks Stephanie. Does this mean that teachers cannot delete student assignments at all? In other words, the submission file can only be overwritten?

 @tdarrow ​, yes, and not exactly. Teachers cannot delete student assignments at all. Every submission to an assignment is preserved in Canvas. That being said, submission files are not overwritten. Teachers have access to every submission students make to an assignment through the dropdown in the SpeedGrader; students only have access to their most recent submission.

kathy_scott
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Is it possible to restrict a marker's view (marker being a role we have created with less rights than a full teacher but who has access to speedgrader to mark) so that they only see the most recent submission too?