It seems that when students submit an assignment and then resubmit an assignment with the same filename, Canvas automatically appends a number to the end of the filename. For example, if the student submits:
and then decides to resubmit the assignment using the same filename, Canvas will rename it as:
But what if the student and the instructor do not want the file renamed upon resubmission? I am thinking in particular about students in my Java programming class, because incorrect filenames will prevent a student's submission from working correctly.
Is one of the following possible using Canvas?
- Prevent Canvas from renaming files that are resubmitted?
- Allow students to rename a file after resubmitting?
One workaround is to ask the students to zip their submissions, because then only the zipped file would get renamed. But this adds a layer of complexity I would like the students to avoid.
Thank you for any advice you might have.