Because not all assignments will be completed in Schoology, I would like an option when I create each assignment that allows me to choose whether or not students should attach anything when they click "submit".
This would allow teachers the full functionality of the gradebook regardless of whether the assignment is electronic or pen/paper and helps students and guardians keep track of assignment submissions.
As it is now, each "assignment" created requests an attachment and clutters up the gradebook with tabs. The students may chose to click "create" and type "done", but this also creates a situation where a student may type other information and think they are communicating with a teacher, but the teacher is not actually reading those submissions.
Another option is to add a "discussion" and mark it for grading. However, this then opens up a page where students can comment on each other's work - since no actual work is intended to be submitted, this is just an additional page for a teacher to have to monitor.
The option to submit without attachments is the best solution (Maybe instead of "Submit" this type of assignment just has a tab for students to "Mark as done" like Google Classroom offers).