Assignment Submission Types in Learn@UCO


The D2L Assignment Folder tool in Learn@UCO courses now provides the ability to assess a variety of different submission types, beyond just student submitted files. This article provides an overview of the different submission types and the options available for each. These options are only available to newly created assignment folders. 


There are four submission types available to the faculty when creating assignments to allow evaluation of many different tasks:

  • File submission: students upload and submit a file to the assignment.
  • Text submission: students post text, image, or a link to their work in a text box within the assignment.
  • On paper submission: students submit a physical copy of their assignment directly to their instructor. No file upload is required to complete the assignment.
  • Observed in person: allows teachers to observe students as they perform tasks, such as in-class presentations, and evaluate them using Assignments. No file upload is required to complete the assignment.

On paper submissions and Observed in person assignments include additional completion options as no submissions are made by students in Brightspace Learning Environment. These submission types can be marked as completed manually by students, automatically on evaluation, or automatically on due date. Instructors select their completion option when creating assignments.

Student View

Below are example screenshots of each of the different submission types from the student perspective. Actual student view will vary depending on instructor chosen settings and provided information. 

Assignment List 

File Submission

Text Submission

On Paper Submission (Marked as complete automatically on Due Date option selected)

Observed in Person (Marked as complete manually by learners option selected)


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