Start, revise, and submit assignments

To start your assignment, you first need to link your Google Account to Assignments. You can then open your assignment and, when you are finished, submit it for grading. You can also unsubmit an assignment you mistakenly turned in.

You can attach any file type from Google Drive or your hard drive to your assignment, including:

  • Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Microsoft®️ Word®️, Excel®️, or PowerPoint®️
  • PDF
  • Image files
  • Text files
  • Video files (WEBM, MPEG4, 3GPP, MOV, AVI, MPEG-PS, WMV, FLV, OGG)

Assignments automatically converts Microsoft Office®️ files to Google Docs, then saves the files to the Assignments folder in your Google Drive.

Complete an assignment

Link your Google Account to Assignments

Linking your Google Account to Assignments allows the program to access your Google Drive to attach files to your assignments, archive copies of your submissions, and create an Assignments folder in your Drive that organizes files by course and assignment.

  1. Choose one:

  2. Open the assignment.
  3. Sign in with your Google Account.
  4. If it's your first time using Assignments for the course, link your Google Account to the course.

Attach files to an assignment

You can attach up to 20 files to your assignment.

  1. Choose one:

  2. Open the assignment.
  3. To attach files:
    • To attach files from your Google Drive, click Add Files and then My Drive. Select the file and click Add.
    • To upload a new file, click Create and select a file type.

Turn in an assignment

When you turn in an assignment, a copy saves to your Google Drive in the Assignments folder. Ownership of your original file transfers to your instructor for grading. During grading, you can't edit your file. 

  1. Choose one:

  2. Open the assignment.
  3. Click Turn In, then click Turn In again to confirm.
    Turn in

After your instructor grades and returns your work, you regain ownership of your file.

Note: If you unsubmit and resubmit files, the instructor sees a time stamp of the most recent submission.

Unsubmit an assignment

If you want to unsubmit your assignment, it's best to unsubmit and resubmit before the due date. Unsubmitting an assignment after the due date might interfere with your instructor's grading and affect your score. Resubmitting might mark your assignment late if it's past the due date. 

  1. Choose one:

  2. Open your assignment.
  3. Click Unsubmit, then click Unsubmit again to confirm.
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?