Why does Canvas prevent instructors from controlling the number of submissions for assignments?
Hello, Cynthia, and welcome to the Canvas Community! The Q & A space is designed for how-to questions; Community members aren't able to answer "why" a particular feature has been designed in a specific manner. You might be interested in contributing to the conversation around Restrict assignment submission attempts , a feature idea that is still open for voting and currently in the Product Radar stage.
According to the dates listed under "Restrict Assignment Submission Attempts," the dates ranged during 2015 for voting. That said, the limitation for restricting submissions is already a feature in Canvas (functions in quizzes). Instructors should be the ones deciding how many times a student can submit material. I have worked with several Learning Management Systems, each one always giving the instructor control over submissions of work.
Cynthia Traina Donnes
Tulane University School of Continuing Studies
800 East Commerce Road, Suite 100
Harahan, La 70123
(504) 865-5333 campus
Cynthia, feedback from fellow Canvas users is always welcome; please add it to the comments section of the feature idea linked above so that your voice will be heard. Add your vote, too!
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