How do students submit assignments?

When teachers create an assignment with submissions enabled, students can submit files directly on Schoology.

On the Web 

To make a submission to an assignment from the web platform, students can:

  1. Click the assignment for which they'd like to make a submission.
  2. Click Submit Assignment in the Submissions area in the right column.
  3. Select one of these options:
    • Upload—Select a file saved to the computer.
    • Create—Create a document on the web using the text editor.
    • Resources—Select a file from the My Resources area or from a Resource App
  4. Click Submit to finish. 

Using the Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive Resource Apps to Submit Assignments

Students can also submit materials to an assignment using the integrated Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive for Business resource apps, which they can access from the Resources tab. To submit, student select the file in their Drive or OneDrive, click Import, and then select Import File:

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It is additionally possible to submit from Drive and OneDrive from the Create tab, using the Insert Content menu in the Rich Text Editor:

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Schoology strongly recommends that students use the Resources tab workflow to submit Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive content. However, if they do submit via the Create tab, they can only successfully submit content by choosing Import Link in the Insert Content menu:

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If students select Import Embed in this menu, it will appear that they have successfully submitted a file, but you will not be able to view it when reviewing from your Instructor account. This is a known issue with the file conversion process that Schoology is working to address. 

From the Chromebook Web App

To make a submission to an assignment from the Chromebook web platform, students can:

  1. Click the assignment for which they'd like to make a submission.
  2. Click Submit Assignment in the Submissions area in the right column.
  3. Select one of these options:
    • Create—Create a document on the web using the text editor.
    • Resources—Select a file from the My Resources area or from a Resource App. If the student is using Google Drive, simply check the Google Drive file you'd like to use and click Select to import the file to the assignment.
  4. Click Submit to finish.

Note: Do not select Upload when submitting from a Chromebook—when you select this option from a Chromebook it draws directly from your Google Drive account which will not allow you to attach a file created in Google Drive unless there is a version of the file saved to the device (indicated by displaying a file size). Student can submit Google Drive files through Resources and from the Google Drive Resource App. 

From the iOS App

For more detailed information on how to review and submit course assignments on the iOS application, see this article.

To create a submission from the iOS application, students can:

  1. Tap the assignment for which they'd like to make a submission.
  2. Tap the + icon on the top right.
  3. Select the option to Create Submission or Submit Photo/Video.
  4. Write an entry for submission, or add a photo or video.
  5. Tap Submit to complete.

Students may also submit files saved to other applications on the iOS device. To submit a file to an assignment, students can:

  1. Access the third party application where they saved the file (Mail, Dropbox.com, etc.). This application must support the Open In... feature.
  2. Access the file to submit to the assignment.
  3. Tap the file, and select the Open In feature that appears at the top.
  4. Select the option to Open in "Schoology."
  5. If already logged in to Schoology, they can select the course in which the assignment exists.
  6. Select the course, and select an assignment in the course.
  7. If the submission is successful, a success message displays. 

From the Android App

To make a submission to an assignment from the Android application, students can:

  1. Tap the assignment for which they'd like to make a submission.
  2. Swipe left to access the Grades/Submissions area, or tap the downfacing arrow in the header and select Grades/Submissions.
  3. Tap the + icon on the top right.
  4. To upload a submission from the device, select the option to Upload Submission. To create the submission from the application, select the option to Create Text Submission.
  5. To save a created submission as a draft, check the Draft box.
  6. Tap the arrow in the top right to complete.
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