I want my students to upload a file. I don't need to mark the file. I just want t know that they have uploaded something. How can I do this?
I had a little poke around, I am wondering if the following Assignment set up might help. In order to have a file submission, you do have to have a grade, however you could go for a Complete/Incomplete and not count it towards the final mark:
Would that possibly suit?
To supplement what Stuart wrote, if you want to enforce the file upload before the student can proceed, then you can use the module system and make the file upload a requirement for completion of the module. Choose "student must submit" for the requirement.
Depending on your other needs, you can make students progress through the module requirements sequentially, so that they cannot do other things in the module requirements until they have completed the file upload or make completion of that module a prerequisite to starting another module.
Here are two lessons from the Canvas Instructor Guide that provide more detail and prerequisites and requirements.
Thank you, Stuart and James
We suspected that would be the way to go but thought it would be a good idea to ask the community to see if there were any other quirks we hadn't thought of.
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