Canvas Submissions Types
When creating an assignment, the Submission Type section allows you to define and/or limit how the assignment can be submitted.
When creating an assignment in Canvas, the Submission Type section allows you to define and/or limit how the assignment can be submitted.
Online: Selecting this option means students must submit the assignment via Canvas. You may select more than one of the Online Entry Options (Text Entry, Website URL, Media Recordings and File Uploads), however keep in mind that these are either/or choices. In other words, selecting both Text Entry and File Upload means you are giving students the choice of either method: it does not mean that they must submit both in order to complete the assignment. Text Entry must be used for My Media submissions.
No Submission: Selecting this options means that a column for the assignment is created in the grade book, but students will not submit anything in order to complete the assignment. A common example of this assignment type might be an in-class presentation.
On Paper: Selecting this option is essentially the same as selecting the No Submission option. A column for the assignment is created in the grade book, but students will submit their assignment as a hard-copy in class.
External Tool: Selecting this option allows students to submit via an external tool such as M+Box or Google Drive. Note that the external application must first be configured in your course before students will be able to submit assignments in this way.