Instructors can add a Submit Assignment button to any assignment. This will change how a student needs to interact with the assignment


When students are required to click a Submit Assignment button:

  • While an assignment is open for submission:
    • When students enter text or uploaded files and click Save, their submissions have a status of Draft.
    • Draft items can be edited or replaced until the assignment reaches the Cut-off date (if one is set).
    • All items in Draft when the Due date is reached (if one is set) will be marked as overdue.
    • All items in Draft when the Cut-off date is reached will still show as Draft, but will be available for grading.
  • After clicking Save, students must click the Submit Assignment button before the assignment Due date or their assignment will be marked late.
    • Students will be shown a dialog box that asks them to verify that they want to submit the assignment for grading at that time.
    • Once the assignment is submitted, students will not be able to make any more changes.

Note: Instructors can change a student’s assignment back to Draft if needed. See Revert a Submission to Draft.


Enabling the Submit Assignment button

  1. Go to the course homepage and click Turn editing on.
  2. Find the activity you want to modify.
  3. Click the Edit menu Edit icon. to the right of the activity.
  4. Choose Edit Settings.
  5. Scroll down and click Submissions settings to see the options.
  6. Change Require students click submit button to Yes.
  7. Scroll up to Availability.
    • Make sure the Due date and Cut-off date are set appropriately. Both these options can be left disabled, if desired.
  8. Scroll down and click Save and return to course.