Why are my assignment "Publish" buttons grayed out all of a sudden even though they are published and in published modules?
It could be because some of your students have already submitted work to the assignments. With assignments and quizzes, if you make changes after students have submitted then it can cause problems in terms of students viewing their submitted work, grades etc. So I would guess that Canvas is preventing you from unpublishing the assignment because it has student submissions in it.
Hopefully it's that simple. I've never seen that state of the publish button mentioned or noticed this grayed out state of published assignments before. I'll go back and compare assignments with submissions against ones without. Many thanks
Interesting, if you go to the assignments through the "assignments" view you get a rollover warning but that's not there when you enter assignment editing from the module view... peculiar and confusing. I can see from the message that you are correct, the button is grayed out because stus have submitted. Thanks
I am having a related problem (maybe?). I cannot publish my assignment. The "save and publish" button is there, but nothing happens when I click on it. HELP.
Sandra, what browser are you using? If you're using any version of IE or Edge (or even if you're not), switch to a different browser to see if that makes a difference.
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