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clagrange
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Notability and canvas submissions issues?

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Our students are having a hard time submitting assignments from Notability directly into Canvas on their iPads.  Some students have the Canvas app to submit from their notability and some do not have the Canvas app option at all (not even in "more apps").  Some students that can submit are confused with the course selection to submit because past enrollments options are listed in their classes to select from their courses.  Can past courses be filtered so students only see their present courses?

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jbaselice
New Member

As of today, we are still experiencing issues. When is the expected release time for the new Canvas update? 

We are also having the same issue with Pages.

BStutzman
Community Member

There also seems to be an issue when students go from Canvas to notability.  They get a message saying that they need to edit in google docs. They have no problem getting the pdf into notability, but there is an image blocking part of the content that cant be moved saying to edit the doc in googe.  They are running 6.6.2.  Has anyone else run into this?

narmstrong
Community Member

Canvas Student app version 6.6.3 is now available in the App Store which fixes issues with submitting from 3rd party applications.

Please give the update a try and let us know if you have any more issues.

Thanks.

jhough
Community Participant

We are having better luck, now, with submitting. However, now the issue is the list of assignments to search through. Is there a way to change the order they are showing up in? We have courses with a lot of assignments, and it's hard to scroll and find assignments. It would help out a great deal to have this list with the most current assignments up on top if possible! Is this an option for us? Could this be changed?

crhyland
Community Member

I have been training our teachers to use modules for this very reason.  In modules you can organize the assignments but easier. Inside the modules you can add text headers, assignments, quizzes, discussion etc. and have them all in one place organized how you want it.  This modules overview might help.  

jhough
Community Participant

Thanks for the reply, Carrie. Modules are definitely our friends! In this case, I'm specifically talking about when students are submitting from an app such as Notability. A box now pops up for them to choose the course and assignment they'd like to submit. When they go to the assignments, it gives the list, I believe in alphabetical order. For one of our math classes, the names are all numbers, and there are a ton of assignments. So, it makes the list super long, and hard to find things. It would be nice if that box the assignments could display as most recent on top. For courses, we are all about modules as well! It has been a life saver! For this submission issue, however, Modules don't play in.

BStutzman
Community Member

We are also experiencing this struggle.  It doesn't matter how you might have things listed in the course or the gradebook, this messy list doesn't change.  Its very difficult for younger learners.

Our students are having the same issue. Notability is heavily used at our school too and sometimes students are submitting to the wrong assignments as they scroll through the long list of possibilities.

crhyland
Community Member

Ah, I miss understood.  Yes that is an issue with us as well.  The long list of assignments.  It would be helpful if assignments would drop off the list if the student has turned in their work already although then that would cause a problem if the student needed to resubmit work.