Canvas: How faculty can submit an assignment on behalf of a student


This article describes how faculty can submit an assignment in Canvas on behalf of your student.



Task: Submit an assignment on behalf of your student

There may be times when a student emails an assignment (file) directly to the instructor and the instructor would like to add it to the Canvas assignment.  Once the student's submission has been submitted, the instructor can view and grade the submission using the Speedgrader.   

If this Assignment also has Turnitin enabled, the submission will also be submitted to Turnitin.  if the originality score doesn't appear, then go to the Speedgrader and select the Resubmit to Turnitin.



Step 1 -  In your course, go to the Grades area.

Step 2 - Locate the student name and assignment.

Step 3 - Click the Gradebook cell and then click the Grade Detail Tray.

Step 4 -  In the fly-out on the right side, select the "Submit for Student" link.

Step 5 - In the Upload File area, browse and select the student's submission and select Submit.   Only a file format can be submitted.

Step 6 - The submission details will appear in the Grade Detail Tray.

For more detailed steps, see the Canvas guide How do I submit an assignment on behalf of a student?



The faculty will be able to submit a file to an assignment on behalf of a student.


Further Readings 

How do I submit an assignment on behalf of a student?

How do I get to Speedgrader from the Gradebook?

How does a student know when my assignment has been submitted?

Need additional help?

Visit the Technology Help Desk Support page to locate your local campus contact information or to submit an online technology support request.  For password issues you must call or visit the Help Desk in person.  



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Applicable Institution(s):
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)