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remenhiser
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Does anybody know..... if I have a file uploaded in a module is the only requirement I can use "must view"?  I want them to mark it as done, as a confirmation of completion.  The requirement drop down menu is only giving me "must view" only - I can't choose any of the other options.

I wasn't sure since it is a pdf if that ties in to the requirements available.

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remenhiser
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Kona,

Not through the ticket system, but through my support rep. If you have a

"file" the only requirement you can have is to view. The bug was that I

was getting more options on my first attachment not that I wasn't seeing

them on the other attachments. She showed me a work around so that I

embedded the file into a page and made the page an assignment. I liked the

embed option because it is one less click and less load time for the

students. With an assignment, I am able to select "mark as done" as the

requirement.

Rachel Emenhiser

Technology Integration Specialist

Indian Creek Schools

317.878.2135

On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 10:03 AM, kona@richland.edu <instructure@jiveon.com>

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agooch
Instructure
Instructure

Hi Rachel,

When it's an external file that has been uploaded, the only option will be to view the file. This is because Canvas doesn't have a way of determining what exactly is on that file or how you would like the student to interact with it, whereas when using native Canvas assignments (quizzes, discussions, assignments, etc.) in a module, you will be given more options for requirements.

Why is the file you are including and what is the desired action for the students to take? I would love to gain a little more insight on your use case.

Thanks for the reply. They are worksheet or activity sheets that the

student has to complete parts of. It is for a math class - so work is

completed on paper and turned in. .. What your saying makes sense, except

for the fact that my first requirement is a pdf file just like my others in

the list and it let's me select "marked as done" on it .. but not the

others.

Rachel Emenhiser

Technology Integration Specialist

Indian Creek Schools

317.878.2135

That is interesting. I would love to look further into this for you. Also, have you been able to submit a ticket for this behavior with the Canvas support team? They may have a quicker answer for you, but I will keep digging into what may be causing the issue to see what I can discover.

Yes I did submit a ticket first thing this morning. I am hoping to have

this unit up and running next Monday .. so I posted it as a question too.

Rachel Emenhiser

Technology Integration Specialist

Indian Creek Schools

317.878.2135

 @remenhiser , did you ever hear back from Canvas Support about this issue? Were you able to get it resolved?

remenhiser
Community Member

Kona,

Not through the ticket system, but through my support rep. If you have a

"file" the only requirement you can have is to view. The bug was that I

was getting more options on my first attachment not that I wasn't seeing

them on the other attachments. She showed me a work around so that I

embedded the file into a page and made the page an assignment. I liked the

embed option because it is one less click and less load time for the

students. With an assignment, I am able to select "mark as done" as the

requirement.

Rachel Emenhiser

Technology Integration Specialist

Indian Creek Schools

317.878.2135

On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 10:03 AM, kona@richland.edu <instructure@jiveon.com>

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kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

Per the Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-06-27), "Instructors can assign Mark as Done as a module requirement for course assignments and pages" - https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-3995#jive_content_id_Modules

Yet, it's strange that you can use this for certain types of files. Definitely a help ticket!