How do I attach a file to an assignment for students to complete?

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This post will show you step by step how to add a file as an attachment for an assignment so that your learners can download it, fill it out and then submit it.


Step 1. Navigate to your assignment by clicking Course Tools and then Assignments on the blue navigation bar.


Course page with the course tools drop down menu visible


Step 2.  Beside your assignment name, click the downwards arrow and then Edit Assignment.


Screen shot of the assignments page with the selected assignment's drop down menu visible


Step 4. Beneath the HTML editor, click Add Attachment and then File.



Step 5. Click on “My Computer” to upload the file from your device.


Screenshot of the file upload options


Step 6. Click on the Upload button. Then locate and select the assignment file from your device.


Screenshot of the file upload button


Step 7. Select Add to confirm the upload of the file.


Screenshot of the where you can find the "add" button


Step 8. Verify that the file was uploaded


Screenshot of where you can verify that the file has been uploaded


Step 9. Ensure that the submission type is File Submission. Click Save and Close when you are ready.


Screenshot of where you can customize the submission type

Student’s perspective


When students view the assignment, they will be able to see the file, download it, complete the assignment, then re-upload the file. The screenshot below shows a student’s view of the assignment.


Screenshot of the assignment from the student perspective

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