Submit an Assignment

Submit Files to an Assignment Folder

Note:

You will not be able to submit if using special characters in the name of the file you are attempting to upload. For the best chance at success, use only letters, numbers and spaces. The specific list of characters that D2L will reject is: \ / : * ? " < > | ~ # % & + { }

Note:

You must select the Submit button to successfully submit the files. Frequently students go through all the steps and close the browser before clicking the Submit button.

Step 1

Select Assignments in the Navbar.

Step 2

Select the name of the assignment to which you want to submit a file.

Step 3

Select the Add a File button.

Step 4

Either select the Upload button to navigate to the file on your computer or drag and drop the file into the target area.

Step 5

Once the file has been added, select the Add button.

Step 6

You can add additional files by repeating steps 3 - 4 above.

Step 7

Select Submit.

Step 8

A confirmation window appears, verifying that you have successfully submitted the file(s) and confirming that an email receipt has been sent.

Select Done.

Step 9

Verify that the file was submitted by returning to Assignments and make sure that it does not say Not Submitted/Not Complete under the Completion Status column. If it says so, it means that you did not submit your file(s).

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Create and Submit Audio Files in an Assignment Folder

Step 1

In Assignments, select the assignment for which you want to create and submit an audio file.

Step 2

Select the Record Audio button.

Record Audio Button

Step 3

If you get a pop up asking to allow d2l.arizona.edu to access your microphone, select Allow.

Step 4

Select the New Recording button.

Step 5

When finished recording select Stop Recording.  Preview the recording if you wish.

Stop Recording Button

Step 6

Select Add.

Step 7

Enter a Description.

Step 8

Select Add.

Step 9

Select Submit.

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Create and Submit Video files in an Assignment Folder

Step 1

Select the name of the assignment to which you want to create and submit a video file.

Step 2

Select the Record Video button.

Record Video Button

Step 3

If you get a pop up asking to allow d2l.arizona.edu to access your camera and microphone, select Allow and Remember.

Step 4

Select the New Recording button.

New Recording Button

Step 5

When finished recording, select Stop Recording button.

Stop Recording Button

Step 6

Select the Add button.

Step 7

Add a title and description and select the Add button.

Step 8

Select Submit.

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Assignment Submission Tips and Troubleshooting

General Issues

  • Do you have any special characters such as \ / : * ? " < > | ~ # % & + { } in the file name? D2L does not accept those characters and will prevent the file from uploading. Try renaming the file.
  • Are there any leading or trailing spaces in the file name? Delete any leading or trailing spaces.
  • Are there one or two periods before the file extension (for example ..doc)? There should be only one.
  • Does the file have a valid file extension (such as .doc, .docx, .pdf)?
  • Word documents often save two files, one is the document file: assignment.docx and the other is a temporary file: ~$assignment.docx. Ensure you are uploading the actual document
  • "Field is required" error. This error message appears when you select Add before your file has completely uploaded. Wait until the green loading bar on your file name has completed loading, and then select Add.
  • "File restriction" error: Make sure your file is saved as one of the accepted Turnitin filetypes - html, doc, docx, hwp, odt, rtf, wpd, txt, ps, pdf, pptx, ppt, ppsx, pps, xls, xlsx, gdoc, then re-submit.

File Size

  • The maximum file size which can be uploaded in D2L is 1GB per file. Audio, video, and media rich PowerPoint presentations can result in large files.
  • File size can be reduced if there are images in the file by reducing the resolution or size of the images.
  • If there are many pages in the file, split the document into two files, Part A pages 1-10, and Part B pages 11 - 21.

Internet Connection

  • Files are uploaded in D2L in 10MB chunks and times out if a 10MB chunk takes longer than 2 minutes to upload. It may appear that your file is continuing to upload after the two minutes, however it is not.
  • Your upload speed is dependent on your internet connection.
  • Check your internet speed (opens in new tab).

Note:

When submitting an assignment in D2L, it is imperative to allow enough time for the file to upload. If your file does not finish uploading before the end date deadline for the assignment, your file will not be submitted. Do not wait until the last minute to upload your file.

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[If you have tried these things and continue to experience problems, [LINK: contact the Instructional Technology team].

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