Stop the ability to delete Submission Points when students have submitted

Community Member

Hi Instructure Community,

We encountered a concerning situation yesterday - an instructor accidently deleted a submission point after submissions had been made and marked, this particular assignment did not show up on 'Undelete'. We were fortunate that when we contacted Canvas support (thank you Evelina you super star) and they (in the backend where magic happens) were able to restore the deleted assignments, marks, comments and all (in less than 30 minutes).

However, I was wondering WHY is it even possible to delete an assignment submission point with submissions, when you cannot unpublish an assignment with submissions, and you cannot delete a student's submission when they upload an incorrect 'paper', so it feels like a bug to me.

Has anyone else encountered this?