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About submission types

Four submission types are available to instructors when creating assignments to allow evaluation of many different tasks.

  • File submission: learners upload and submit a file to the assignment.

  • Text submission: learners post text, image, or a link to their work in a text box within the assignment.

  • On paper submission: learners submit a physical copy of their assignment directly to their instructor. No file upload is required to complete the assignment.

  • Observed in person: allows instructors to observe learners 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 learners in Brightspace Learning Environment. These submission types can be marked as completed manually by learners, automatically on evaluation, or automatically on due date. Instructors select their completion option when creating assignments.