Canvas Corner

Canvas Corner: March 2023 Edition

Canvas CornerIn Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas. All updates will be available in Canvas on the 3rd weekend of the month. 

Submit Assignments on Behalf of the Student

Instructors can submit a file upload assignment on behalf of a student in the Gradebook. The submission includes the timestamp and who submitted the assignment. Additionally, the instructor can submit multiple files at a time for a single student and submit beyond the availability date. This update allows instructors to support students in situations that need an alternative means of submission. Also, instructors can include evidence captured in a live setting through file uploads. In the Gradebook, locate the assignment and click the Grade Detail Tray icon.

A screenshot of the Grade Detail Tray icon in Canvas.

Click the Submit for Student link.

A screenshot of the Submit for Student link in Canvas.

Choose the file(s) to upload, then click the Submit button.

A screenshot of the file selection dialog in Canvas.

The timestamp and who submitted the assignment on behalf of the student displays in the Grade Detail Tray. Instructors can also view the timestamp and submitter in SpeedGrader.

An example of the timestamp and person who submitted the assignment within submission details in Canvas.

In Assignment Details, students can view the timestamp and who submitted the assignment on their behalf.

Additional Details – Instructors can only submit assignments on behalf of students when File Upload is one of the available submission types.

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Zach Peterson and Cassidy Porter

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.