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epulham
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Conflict with "No Submission" Assignment & "Submit" Module Requirement?

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Some assignments in Canvas allow for "No submission" or "on paper" meaning the student doesn't have to submit anything electronically for the assignment, but there is still a spot for a grade. (Particularly useful for our Technical College that uses rubrics for procedural pass-offs)

If I add a requirement of "Submit the assignment" to the assignment within a module, it appears that if the setting of "no submission" or "on paper" is selected, that even if I have entered a manual grade into the grade book, because the student hasn't submitted something, they cannot unlock the next phase.

I have seen  @kona 's work-around of putting EX into the gradebook to bypass a requirement-- that was helpful. Watched this video: 09.07.2017-12.12.09 


Should I use "score at least" instead of "submit" as the requirement? I want all the items within the modules to have a requirement of some kind -- we have had issues in the past of students thinking they're farther ahead than they are, and I was hopeful that the "submit" requirement would allow me to do that without setting a minimum score requirement.

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Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @epulham ‌, Kona has given you a great solution. I'd also encourage you to add your support to On Paper Assignment Tweaks, currently open for voting.

Thank you!

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @epulham , interesting question! Yes, my guess would be that if you change it to "score at least" then it would eliminate the issue. The other thing you could do is to tell the students who submit on paper to go in and post to the assignment - in a text box - that they turned in the paper in person. 

Hope this helps! Kona

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