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How do I submit an assignment for a student?

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A student was unable to submit an assignment direct to Canvas and emailed it to me (Word Doc).  How can an instructor submit it to the Canvas site for the student?

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Hello frank.hatstat@bellevuecollege.edu Welcome to the worldwide Canvas Community. We're happy to have you here, and thanks for the question.....which, alas, is a relatively frequent one.  There is currently no way to do this in Canvas, though it is still out there as a Feature Idea that is on the Product Radar and one that can still be voted up and commented upon here:  https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1124-submit-an-assignment-on-behalf-of-a-student .  The only other alternative at the moment is to have the student re-submit it in Canvas (assuming you have not set an "Until" date).

Not the answer you want to hear, I imagine, but I hope it helps a bit.

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Hi frank.hatstat@bellevuecollege.edu,

I don't believe there is away for the instructor to submit an assignment for a student.  Did the student contact the Canvas help desk to have them assist them with submitting the assignment?

I am also going to share this ticket with the Canvas Admins‌ & https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/designers groups to see if anyone in there has any suggestions for you and how they may have handled this type of issue in the past. 

Brian

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Thanks for your follow up, Brian.  I appreciate your efforts.

Best,
Frank

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Hello frank.hatstat@bellevuecollege.edu Welcome to the worldwide Canvas Community. We're happy to have you here, and thanks for the question.....which, alas, is a relatively frequent one.  There is currently no way to do this in Canvas, though it is still out there as a Feature Idea that is on the Product Radar and one that can still be voted up and commented upon here:  https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1124-submit-an-assignment-on-behalf-of-a-student .  The only other alternative at the moment is to have the student re-submit it in Canvas (assuming you have not set an "Until" date).

Not the answer you want to hear, I imagine, but I hope it helps a bit.

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Thanks for your reply and guidance. I tried to reply in the forum but see that was not designed into it to reply.

Francis A. Hatstat, JD, MBA

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Thanks again for your follow up.  You are correct.  It is not the answer I wanted to hear but still good info for the future.  I also voted this up as a desired feature.

Thanks again,

Frank

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Hi all,

It's April 2020 and as far I can see this facility still has not been incorporated into Canvas. I have just started using Canvas, having used Blackboard LMS for many years. On Blackboard it was very easy for an 'instructor' to load an assignment on behalf of a student - which is especially useful when, as an instructor all you want to do is to load an assignment for a student and get it marked for them. It is a real shame this facility is not available on this platform (still almost 2 years since the original enquiry was posted). Do the Canvas people actually take any notice of such suggestions, I wonder?

 Richard

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Hi, Richard,

This feature is something our product team hopes to get back to this year; they have been working on student assignment improvements and instructor improvements were after that... well, before COVID-19 showed up! Our teams are currently working to revise the roadmap so we can get it back on track and get back to working on assignment features. As soon as we're back up to speed, we'll get it added to our https://community.canvaslms.com/community/ideas  page, which is where we post all features in development.

Thanks!

Erin

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Thanks Erin.

I appreciate your reply.

Regards,

Richard

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Actually it seems from the voting page, that this idea originated from 2015. 5 years now and still waiting, although it has gathered above a thousand votes.

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