Submitting Upload Assessments

This resource introduces upload assessments and tips for students submitting upload assessments.

Upload Assessments

Upload assessments refer to any assignment, project, or assessment where the student completes authentic, original work and uploads it to the learning management system (LMS).

Click Types of Upload Files to read about the different files you may experience. Then, read about Uploading Online Assessments in the LMS.

Types of Upload Files

An upload assessment may be a worksheet the student is asked to complete or an assignment in which they create their own file to upload. Depending on the assessment you're taking, the file you'll need to upload could be a document (Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; Google Doc, Sheet, or Slides; PDF), an image, or a zip file. Below is information to help you with the different file types.

Documents

When saving a document, give it an appropriate name that relates to the assignment. Including your last name and the lesson number or assignment name are relevant pieces of information. This will make it easy for you to organize and find your work and easy for your teacher to know whose work he is assessing.

If the document requires permission to be accessed, ensure you've granted your teacher access before submitting the file.

Images

When taking a picture of your project or worksheet, consider the following:

  • Ensure the picture is in focus
  • Lay the worksheet flat on a desk or table
  • Include only the work and eliminate anything distracting

Just like a document, save your image file with an appropriate name that relates to the assignment.

Audio Files

Use an online voice recorder such as online-voice-recorder.com to create your audio file.

Connect a computer microphone/headset to the microphone jack that is either on the side or on the back of your computer.

IMPORTANT: Most computers have an internal microphone, so a microphone/headset is not necessary.

Click the microphone button to start recording.

NOTE: You will need to give Online Voice Recorder permission to use your microphone the first time you use the site. To do this, click ALLOW.

If necessary, you can click the pause button to pause the recording.

Click the stop button when you have finished recording.

You will then get a screen where you can preview your voice recording. Click the play button to hear your recording.

If necessary, you can trim the beginning and end of the audio to remove any extra dead space.

When you are finished, click Save.

The MP3 file will be downloaded to your device.

TIP: Rename the file using the lesson number or the title of the lesson.

NOTE: If you are using a Chromebook, you can save directly to your Google Drive by changing the Downloads option in your Chromebook settings.

Right click on the MP3 file name, click Send to, and choose Compressed (zipped) folder.

Then, choose the Compressed (zipped) folder to upload to your assignment.

IMPORTANT: MP3 files must be converted to a compressed zip file before submitting.

Uploading Online Assessments in the LMS

Click the name of the LMS below for tips on starting and submitting an online assessment.

If you do not see your LMS listed, visit your LMS help center for assistance.

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Once you have completed the assessment, click SUBMISSION or scroll past the assignment details to the Submission section.

You will have the option to either attach a file or attach a Google file. Click the plus sign on the option you prefer.

Attach a File

To choose a document saved on your computer, click + FILE. Next, click CHOOSE.

Select and Open the assignment document.

Click UPLOAD.

TIP: To add more than one document, repeat the steps above.

You will see the attached assignment below the Comments box. Click SUBMIT MY WORK to submit the assignment.

When you’ve successfully submitted the assignment, you will see Status: Completed, Submitted under the Target due date and the statement You have successfully submitted this assignment under the attachment.

Choose Google Document

To choose a Google Document, click + GOOGLE FILE. Then, click CHOOSE GOOGLE DOCUMENT.

Find and select the assignment document. Then, click Select.

TIP: To add more than one document, repeat the steps above.

NOTE: You can add a mix of files (Word, PDF, images) and Google documents to the same assignment.

You will see the attached assignment below the Comments box. Click SUBMIT MY WORK to submit the assignment.

When you’ve successfully submitted the assignment, you will see Status: Completed, Submitted under the Target due date and the statement You have successfully submitted this assignment under the attachment.

Additional Buzz Resources

How do I add attachments to an Assignment activity?

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Canvas

By default, Lincoln Learning upload assessments have no time limit and no due date. Click Begin to get started.

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IMPORTANT: Your teacher may have edited your assessment to include a time limit and/or due date.

File Uploads

For an assessment requiring a file upload only, read the instructions and complete the assessment. Lincoln Learning upload assessments are typically accompanied by a rubric to ensure you are meeting the activity requirements.

Once you’ve completed the assessment and are ready to submit it, drag and drop it to the accompanying submission area or click Browse to locate and add it from your device. 

Click Submit when you are ready to turn in your upload assessment.

Confirm your submission by clicking Submit again in the pop-up modal.

Google Drawings

IMPORTANT: These steps are for the default Lincoln Learning setup.

Some upload assessments are associated with worksheets where you have the opportunity to interact with Google Drawings.

TIP: When you see Google Drawings, you do not have to utilize this tool. Worksheets may also be printed and completed, or you can utilize other tools/applications to produce a document to upload. Review the previous File Uploads section above to learn more.

Begin by scrolling down to the item and select Complete Online with Google Drawings.

NOTE: You may be asked to log into your Google Account.

Select Make a copy of the assessment on your Google Drive.

Rename your document and move it to the folder you shared with your teacher.

Complete the worksheet using the Google Drawings features.

After finishing the worksheet, select File, Download, and PDF Document (.pdf) to download the completed worksheet as a PDF to your device.

Return to the upload assessment in the LMS and follow the steps for file uploads.

TIP: Use the accompanying Lincoln Learning rubric to ensure you are meeting the activity requirements.

Additional Canvas Resources

Assignments Overview (Students)

Assignment Submissions (Students)

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Learning Tree

After you have completed your work and are ready to turn it in, click ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION.

In the ATTACHED DOCUMENTS area, click the plus sign to upload your document.

Uploading a Document

To upload a document stored on your computer or external drive, select Upload Document.

Select the document you wish to upload and click Open.

You will see your newly uploaded document in the ATTACHED DOCUMENTS area.

Attaching Google Files

To attach a file located on your Google Drive, select Attach Google Files.

Locate the file you want to attach and double-click on it.

When finished attaching Google Files, click the X in the upper right-hand corner of the Select a file box to exit.

You will see your newly attached Google File in the ATTACHED DOCUMENTS area.

If you need to delete a file or document, click on the trash can icon. To be sure your document is uploaded or attached correctly, click the eye icon to preview your submission.

When you’re ready to submit your assessment, click Submit Assignment.

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