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Move or Delete Incorrectly Submitted Assignments

Move or Delete Incorrectly Submitted Assignments

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If a student submits an assignment to say week 2 folder when it should have been submitted to week 3, currently there is no way to move that assignment to the correct location as the Teacher.  This core functionality exists in all other LCS.LMS and should be considered for inclusion in Canvas's core modules.

 

Brought over from the old Canvas Community

Submitted by: Michael Black

Date: 6/3/2011

Votes: 112

96 Comments
chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

We recently moved from Pearson eCollege's LearningStudio LMS to Canvas.  This feature was available to instructors in LearningStudio.  Students submit their work to the Dropbox.  If a student accidentally submits his/her work to the wrong Dropbox basket, the instructor has the ability to click on a link to Move to Basket.  When clicked, the Move to Basket screen displays all the Dropbox baskets that are available for the course.  The instructor can then move the submission to the proper Dropbox basket in the course.  This would be a really nice feature to have in Canvas, too.

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priddle
Community Member

Even if there's no support for moving submissions from one assignment folder to another, instructors need the ability to delete submissions. In one of our courses, a student mistakenly uploaded a document containing confidential information. We need to remove it from Canvas but I don't see any way to do that short of deleting the whole course.

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

While I understand that Canvas wants to keep a record of everything submitted to an assignment, I have to admit I'd love the ability to delete and/or move incorrectly submitted assignments!

marthazumack
Community Contributor

Students submit to the wrong assignment slot frequently enough that this is definitely a feature our staff need!

r_v_jones
Community Contributor

It is surprising how often students submit to the wrong assignment and this feature would be useful

hvaughn
Community Contributor

We had this ability in our previous LMS as well as the ability to track WHO deleted the assignment - student or instructor, and WHEN it was deleted. The tracking is important as we have had a case where an assignment was deleted after it was submitted by the instructor who claimed to have never received the assignment.  Sad, but true. Luckily the tracking ability in the LMS was comprehensive enough show time/date of the assignment submission, assignment deletion, and to identify the account that deleted the assignment. So I vote to add this, but would love to be able to track the history of the submitted and then deleted assignment.

matts
Community Member

This has become a real frustration for my colleague and me, who co-teach a course.  We have two folders for students to submit assignments, one for her and one for me.  When a student incorrectly submits an assignment to me, I am stuck with it and it shows on the home page that the assignment still needs to be graded, even though it was submitted to the correct folder subsequently.  I cannot delete it, but I cannot grade it either!

sharris
Community Participant

This is a must. If they aren't going to implement this, then they really need to give students a view of all of their submissions for each assignment (instead of the most recent).

marthazumack
Community Contributor

We'd really like both features! Students would like to be able to see the feedback they received for previous versions of an assignment.

chris_sweets
Community Member

Delete is also very important when having extra submissions can throw off your item analysis.

cwruck
Community Champion

Hey all,

When we've talked about this type of problem in the past, we have envisioned it being solved by a solution that would also solve the problem where a teacher wants to submit on behalf of a student (Submit an assignment on behalf of a student ). The mechanism that would allow a teacher to do anything on behalf of a student (including moving assignments around, deleting them, etc.) would essentially be the same. It's a great feature idea and we would like to solve this problem. However, our immediate roadmap is overflowing with other great ideas and we will not realistically get to this feature request in the immediate future. I'm going to have to Archive this for now, but don't lose hope. This is a really solid feature request and one that deserves our attention. It won't evaporate from our minds just because it's archived right now.

matts
Community Member

I would say it's pretty disgusting that this is a problem for so many faculty and nothing is being done!  I will work on having our university go to another platform.  This one is just not meeting many of our needs, and this is one very large issue - not one to be "archived" and looked at after all the other "great ideas" are worked on.  Sorry, but that's not a good response!

chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

Thank you for the explanation, Deactivated user​.

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

Thanks for the update Deactivated user​!

I'm disappointed that this feature is being archived, but for us this is more of a convenience feature than a mission critical feature. I appreciate you letting us know where things stand and that there is hope of getting this feature implemented.

Beth_Young
Community Contributor

It's always disappointing when a good feature idea gets archived, even temporarily, but I appreciate your explaining why.

hvaughn
Community Contributor

Thanks for the explanation, Christi.  I can only imagine how full the roadmap is!  You all have been implementing a lot of helpful features.  I hope this will soon be one of them.

buellj
Community Contributor

Hi Cristi,

I hope this moves up on the priority queue and doesn't get forgotten. We just had an incident with our nursing program where two students submitted documents with sensitive information that needed to be deleted. We had to work through our amazingly wonderful CSM and the Dev Ops team to get the documents deleted. At a minimum, Admins need the ability to delete documents and it would be great if instructors could as well.

h_mukaddam
Community Contributor

will this be opened up for voting anytime soon? To be able to delete submissions would be an excellent feature. I say this because our students are at the primary level and at times they accidentally submit the assignment without completing it. Although we can allow multiple attempts, it does not allow us to keep the module locked for them. For example our requirement is students must at-least submit the assignment before the next module is unlocked. So even when the student has accidentally submitted an assignment it would mean the next module is unlocked.

chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @h_mukaddam ​...

It already was open for voting, and it received 79 votes.  However, it was archived to to a lack of necessary votes.  See these Guides for additional information:

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lerickson1
Community Member

This is a rather irritating issue. I have students that have submitted their assignments before they are finished. Now, they have to resubmit. So, for the three weeks they have to complete the assignment, I keep getting the message that the students have submissions that need graded. The other issue is what if the student thinks they submitted the finished assignment, but did not? If this happens and I grade the incompleted homework their grades will suffer. This is not a little deal...this is a huge inconvenience. I agree that keeping a record of submissions/deletions is important; however, please give us the ability to take care of this issue.

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