Enable Student Submission in Assignments

Advanced assignment tools are available as part of the Campus Learning premium offering, including the For Student and For Teachers areas of the Assignment editor and individualized assignments. Visit What is Campus Learning? to learn more.

PATH: Campus Instruction > Grade Book or Planner > Assignments

Teachers have the option of allowing students to submit assignments using the student Portal and Campus Student Portal, whether through text responses or by using file attachments. Teachers provide the details of the assignment within the Assignment Editor and access the submitted response through the Scoring Editor. Students respond through the student Portal and Campus Student.

Some districts may have enabled learning content through other third-party applications, such as Google Drive

The following image is an example of how Assignment Submission appears from the student's perspective in Campus Student when both Text Editor and File Attachment options are enabled.

Student Assignment Submission from the Student Perspective

This article explains how to:

Assignment Setup

Options for enabling student responses are set in the For Student area of the Assignments editor. To establish an assignment to which students can respond by entering text, click Student Submission and mark the Editor checkbox. To allow students to attach a file in response to an assignment, click Student Submission and mark the File Attachments checkbox. If only the Attachments checkbox is marked, students can only submit a file or a comment, not enter other text responses.

Indicate if students can submit responses via a text editor, file upload, or both

The assignment to be completed, such as questions to answer, and any other information, should be included in the Student Instructions field of the Assignment Editor. This information is always viewable in the assignment detail on the Portal/Campus Student, but using the Assignment Submission tool allows students to respond to an assignment.

Provide information to students in the Student Instructions area

Attaching a File

The option to enable file attachments and attach files is only available once the appropriate Digital Repository Preferences are set by the district. These preferences determine the number of files and file size limits.

Users will be notified if they exceed the limits set by the district.

To attach a file, click Upload to open your local drive. Select the file to attach to the assignment and click OK. The file displays with an editable Description and other information. Make sure you mark the Consent to Terms and Conditions checkbox to indicate that you understand the Acceptable Use Policies of your district and Campus. Complete the upload by saving the assignment.

Add files by clicking Upload and selecting a file


Campus acts as only a carrier for attached files - files are downloaded and opened in the program in which they are saved. For example, if a teacher attaches an Excel file, students will need Excel in order to download and view the file. Teachers should keep in mind the software programs their students are likely to have when attaching files.

File Types

Digital Repository allows for the upload of all file types with the exclusion of the extensions listed below.

You cannot upload a document with a file name containing one or more of the following illegal characters:  | . , [ ] { } ( ) ! ; " * ? < > : / \ Tab, LF, CR

The following file types cannot be uploaded to the Digital Repository:

Excluded File Types

.application ClickOnce Deployment Manifest file

.bat Batch file

.class A compiled .java file

.cmd Command file

.com Simple executable file

.cpl Control Panel file

.dll Dynamic-link Library

.exe Executable file format

.gadget Small program file

.hta HTML executable file

.inf Setup Information file

.jar Java Archive file

.java Java source code file

.js Java script file

.jsp JavaServer Pages file

.lnk Windows executable file

.msc Microsoft management console file

.msi Installer package file format

.msp Windows Installer patch file

.pif Program Information Files

.reg Registration file

.scf Windows Explorer command file

.scr Screensaver file

.vbs Virtual Basic Script

.xsl XML style sheet

Receiving Submissions

There are two ways to access student submissions:

Student Submission Column in the Scoring Editor

Student submissions are indicated by a date stamp in blue, which functions as a link to the submission itself. The date reflects the most recent time the student saved the submission. The blue speech bubble icon, as shown in Image 6, indicates that the student has submitted a comment separate from the response.

Students may enter comments without submitting an assignment. The date stamp and all comment icons function as links to the specific submission.

Viewing a Student Submission

Clicking the date stamp or the comment icon opens the Submission Scoring Screen.

Scoring Student Submissions

From this screen, teachers can page through student submissions and enter scores, comments, and flags. Navigate between students using the Next button.

Click the Submissions button to view additional submissions for the student, and to view student comments, provide feedback to comments, or give students edit rights to their Google files (if using Google Drive Integration).

See the Scoring Submissions article for more information about scoring assignments from this screen.

Teacher Feedback

Teachers can enter feedback in response to student comments. From the Submission Scoring Screen, click the Submissions button to view student comments and respond as needed. This feedback is different from assignment comments; feedback can be used to respond to student comments or student work, whereas comments may apply to the assignment and score as a whole. Feedback is available to students in Campus Student upon save.

Teacher feedback can be used to respond to student comments.