Submitting your response is usually the first step in an Open Response Assessment (ORA) assignment. You must submit it before the due date listed next to Your Response.
Submit your response to an Open Response Assessment question
- Read each question carefully: Some course teams include important information in the question, such as how long a response must be, or specific topics that your response must cover. The total word count for your response cannot be more than 10,000 words.
- Enter your response: For each question, enter your response into the field under Your Response. In some assignments, you can submit images or other types of files. If you're stuck on this step, please read Submit a File with Your Response.
- When you have finished answering all of the questions, select Submit your response and move to the next step. Then click OK on the dialog box to confirm.
- Please note that clicking Save your progress will not submit your response for review.
- In order to be graded, you must select Submit your response and move to the next step and then confirm the dialog 'You're about to submit your response for this assignment. After you submit this response, you can't change it or submit a new response.'
- If you need more time, you can select Save Your Progress to save a draft of your responses, and then come back and submit them later.
Note: For assignments that require LaTeX responses, a Preview in LaTeX option is available that you can use to preview your work before you submit your response.
After you submit your response, the next step, which is usually either assessment training or peer assessment, becomes available. However, you do not have to start the next step right away. If you want to stop working and come back later, just refresh or reopen your browser when you come back.
For more information about the steps in an ORA assignment, review Steps in an ORA assignment.
Submit a team response
If your course uses teams, there is a Teams tab on the course navigational menu.
Submitting a team response is largely the same as submitting an individual response, with the following exceptions:
- Only one response can be submitted per team so you will have to coordinate with your team members on a shared response.
- Your text response is only visible to you while drafting a response. When you or a team member submit a response, the submitting member's response will be used for all members of the team. Because of this, we suggest coordinating with your teammates on a shared text response and who will submit it.
- If file uploads are enabled for the assessment, all members of the team can upload files. Files can be seen and downloaded by all members of the team but can only be deleted by the uploading member.
After your team submits a response, it must be graded by a staff member (see How are open response assessments graded?) Once graded, you can return to the assessment to see the team’s grade and feedback in the “Your Grade” section of the assessment.