[OPEN] Assignment submissions that include a file upload are not included as submissions or participations in analytics


Engineers are currently investigating the issue.


Currently, when a user uploads a file as part of an assignment submission, we count that as a file upload in Analytics and not a submission. This means the student does not get a participation counted for a submission with a file upload.

Expected Behavior

When a student uploads a file as part of an assignment submission, that should be counted as a participation in Analytics (new Analytics and Admin Analytics).


No workaround exists at this time.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create an assignment that allows/requires a file submission.

  2. As a student, upload a file as your submission.

  3. As a teacher, go to New Analytics and see that the student does not have a participation recorded for that assignment.

Additional Info


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