how do you submit multiple files in one single assignment?
Gustavo, students can submit multiple files in a single assignment submission by clicking on the +Add Another File link that appears in the assignment submission window or modal. This is described and depicted in the Canvas Guide How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas? in the Add Another File section.
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is it possible to use two types in the same assignment?
For example we have some assignments where students need to record themselves (media type), and add a reflective statement (PDF file upload).
Can we achieve that in one single assignment?
Giacomo, technically yes, you can, but you can't submit them at the same time. The students would need to submit one file type and then submit the other file type. This would be done in the same assignment, but it would need to be done separately. In addition, students can only see/access their most recent submission, so they wouldn't be able to see their initial submission to the assignment. The Instructor however CAN see/access both submissions.
We're finding this a bit frustrating...
When we looked at Canvas, we thought it supported multiple file submission, but actually, it doesn't (very well)? Our use case is similar to Giacomo, a media artifact and a written piece. Using File Upload - we can get two files uploaded at the same time and visible to the student (giving the impression we formed). If the student tries to upload both a media and written piece at the same time (reasonable workflow) we only get one. If they upload them separately, we can access them both by seeing the previous submissions (IIRC). But that isn't a very clean process for the marker and presents an issue for the student - as they can only view and check their 'last' submission - what if they made a submission error on the first of the pair?
We're now having to find workarounds for what are pretty common assessment tasks - which is really challenging and quite sad
This does not seem to work if you're trying to submit multiple google docs. Many of our classrooms have chromebook labs and students cannot upload multiple google docs to an assignment. We have to send them to a computer lab, have them download all of the google docs to the local computer, then you can upload the multiple files through the file tab. It's ugly, but doable. Wish there was a way to submit multiple google docs. If a subsequent file is 're-submitted' it overwrites the earlier file, so that doesn't work either.
ROBERT, I believe this limitation is because the Google Docs submissions are technically not files; they are URLs, and although multiple file submissions are allowed, multiple URL submissions through the Google Docs tab are not. You might be interested in adding a description of your use case (and of course, your vote) to the related feature idea that's currently open for voting: Allow multiple documents to be submitted using Google Drive upload
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