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Submitting Assignments

Video introduction: 

Students can upload a file to submit, just as before, in learning objects where Submit is turned on. To do this, click Add.

A pop-out box will appear, giving you two options for submitting a file – creating a new one or uploading an existing one.

To create a file, click Create.

A pop-out box will ask you to provide a title, and you can also provide an optional summary and tags.

When you click Create Document, you will see the title of the new document added as a “Pinned Document” and the BQ Docs editor opens at the bottom of the window.

In the BQ Docs editor, you have many standard formatting options for editing your document. To annotate your document, click on the bookmark icon at the upper left.

You can adjust the size of the document window by clicking and dragging the top black bar up and down. Also, note the Save, Overlay, and minimize buttons at the top right.

Click the Overlay button at the top right to open the overlay options panel. You can mark the document with a “marker” with the choice of 16 different colors. Click Eraser to erase your marks. Use the Note button to add notes in the color of your choice. Each note has a date stamp and can be resized by dragging the triangle at the lower right of the note. The example below has a pink “marker” square and a green note.

When you are finished editing your document, click Save at the upper right of the editor. You can click the minimize button to remove the document from your screen.

 

To upload a file, click Upload in the Add File pop-out box.

You will then be prompted to select a file from your computer to upload. As before, you can upload any type of file, including ZIP files. Once you upload the file, it will appear in your list of “Pinned Documents” and will open in the BQ Docs editor if it’s a file that can be converted.

 

You can show or hide your list of documents by clicking the blue file icon next to the Add button. This icon also tells you the number of documents you have.

 

Once a file has been created or uploaded, you can submit if by clicking Submit for Grading. You will then see a green checkmark if it was submitted before the due date and a red checkmark if it was submitted after the due date.

 

When you hover over the document in the list, you will see, from left to right, icons to edit, delete, and share that document.

Click the pencil icon to open your document in the BQ Docs editor, and click the trash can icon to delete the document as an attachment to that assignment.

Clicking the share icon allows you to share one or more documents before you submit them. When you click the share icon, you will see a list of instructors with whom you can share the document. Select the instructor, and then click SHARE.

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    Daniel Karpeeh

    I am trying to submit my powerpoint presentation for MKTG 450. International Marketing, but I kepts getting this message "Upload Failed! International Marketing Presentation.pptx" maximum file size. I will need help on this please. Thanks

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    Paul Meeker

    Hi Daniel, it looks like from the message that the file size is too big. Try compressing it into a zip file and submitting it that way.

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    John Harris

    I have submitted a document for grading twice in class PF321-H1WW, it seemed to work, but when I went into the lesson later, it seems as if there is nothing there. My class starts on Jan 4, and the assignment is due on Jan 10. Am I too early?

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    Paul Meeker

    Hi John, when you go back to the assignment, click on the document icon with the blue number. This should expand all the files you have associated with the assignment. Look for a green check mark to validate that the assignment was successfully submitted. I hope this helps.

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    Misty Estep

    I had this same problem last night as well. I have tried to submit my assignment and I try to upload it an it freezes and wont continue. today I was able to submit my assignments from last night however now it is doing the same thing and I need to get this one submitted asap.

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    Paul Meeker

    Misty, I'm sorry to hear that you are having issues with submissions. I sent you an email requesting more details to make sure we can get it resolved.

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    Dara Jackson Wiggins

    I received a notification that I received 0 on a paper that I submitted. When I look at the assignment I can see the assignment is pinned--is it possible that I forgot a step and it is just sitting there?

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    Paul Meeker

    After adding an assignment and having it 'pinned', you need to click the 'submit for grading' button in order for it to be submitted to the instructor.

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    Andrew Sisinger

    Paul, is there any log of uploaded but not "submitted" assignments available to the instructor. I've had the same problem as Dara above twice now. Both times were while travelling with spotty internet service. I would like to be able to prove I had uploaded assignments on time, but for some reason they did not show "submitted".

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    Paul Meeker

    @Andrew The instructor can only view files that have been submitted for grading.

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    Livinia Miller

    I am trying to submit a paper to my professor I emailed her the assignment me because the submission says that the upload has been locked by the professor. she said i should still be able to submit but i cant. i need to submit for the grade. what can i do?

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    Dayna Frantz

    I submitted two written assignments (uploaded to the required Dropbox) and received email receipts for the submissions on Saturday night. Monday, I learned that I had received a grade of zero for both assignments because the instructor only received a blank page for one and a black page for the other. I reported this to the Helpdesk and was advised that my ticket would be created and processed. My instructor asked me to resubmit them. I cannot resubmit the assignment through the Dropbox (it's been locked) and the instructor believes he doesn't have access to lock or unlock the Dropbox. Are there instructions available that I can pass along?

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    Paul Meeker
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    Jane Robinson

    If a student updates a file and then re-submits a paper (having marked the first paper as "submit for grading"), is there a way for the student to go back and remove or update the status of the original submission?

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    Paul Meeker

    Jane, if a student re-submits the same file (with the same file name) after it's been updated, they will have the option to either "replace existing" file or "change name and upload". Replace will overwrite the previous file whereas changing the name will submit it as a second file. The student cannot delete or remove a file after it has been submitted.

    However, once the faculty member views or downloads the submission, the assignment becomes "locked". The faculty member can unlock the assignment per student in the hub when that assignment and student are selected.