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How can I tell as student turned in an assignment late after I graded it?

I am a new user and I did search posts to answer my question, but was unable to find what I needed.  My apologies in advance if this has already been solved.

So, we are 100 % remote learning, and I have students turn in math assignments via online upload (pics of their work).  I then go through and grade them.  I mark them 'M' to indicate missing, but I accept late work.  When student later submit their work, I don't think I can easily tell that they have turned in their work (I currently go through speed grader, but have to check every 'M' to see if there is now a pic).  Before grading, it lets me know that there is a file to see, but after grading, it doesn't.

I am wondering if there is a way to see that a file has been uploaded even though there is an 'M' for a grade.  The 'M' is less about the grade, and more to communicate that I haven't received their work.

I thank you in advance for your help.

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Good evening, @gudor ...

This may not be a complete answer to your question, but I noticed that you said you use a "M" to mark a student's assignment as "Missing".  By chance, do you use the "Missing" and "Late" labels that Canvas already provides to you?  (This may save you a little bit of manual work.)

Just thought I'd provide links to these Guides in case you hadn't seen them yet.  Hope this will help in some way.  Take care, stay safe, and be well.

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Thank you for the reference.  I don't use the defaults - mainly because I didn't know how/if I could change them as I am counting missing as 50% credit.  It is just a way to try and manipulate %s to better match standards based grading.  I am now wondering if Canvas treats their default 'missing' in such a way that the teacher would know when a student submitted work after it was marked absent.  I know I get an email saying someone uploaded something, but I just want to open my gradebook and see if someone has submitted something after it was graded.  I don't think a first submission is treated the same as a re-submission.  I think the color changes for a re-submission - so that should be easier to spot.  But this is a first submission after I have graded it as missing.

Thanks again for your insights.

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