A student submitted a paper to the wrong assignment. Is there a way to delete the incorrect submission?
Currently, you cannot delete a submission from an assignment in Canvas. What you can do is open the assignment back up just for that student and have them re-submit.
How do I assign an assignment to an individual student?
There are a couple of feature requests that address this issue and might provide more insight:
Move or Delete Incorrectly Submitted Assignments
Submit an assignment on behalf of a student
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Sad that this "great idea" was submitted in 2015 and 2 years later is not even in line to be added.
This is a very important feature. Students don't need to be reminded of errors, and faculty don't need clutter of assignments that will never be read or graded. I am surprised that it is not more frequently requested. It's in every LMS I've ever worked with until this one.
It is egregiously bad that this is not a feature. Students frequently either submit the wrong file to the assignment or submit the correct file to the wrong assignment and often realize it right away--before the due date. Then they email the instructor to ask them to remove it.
What is the rationale for not having this obvious function?
You can't just open the assignment up. You have to reset the due date, as they can't resubmit after the original deadline for submission. So, if they are supposed to lose some points for late submission, that has to be done manually because you have to set the "new" assignment up so that they are not submitting late.
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