About activities and work in Schoolwork
Activities are the tasks your teacher assigns to you as part of a Handout. For example, your teacher might send you and your entire class a Handout with instructions to watch an attached video, submit an essay or complete an activity in an app, that provides student progress.
You can submit your work in response to an activity your teacher has assigned or an item your teacher has requested in a Handout. You can submit work within Schoolwork or use the Share button to submit from another app. You can submit items such as app files, collaborative files, spreadsheets, PDFs, photos or videos. For example, in Keynote for iOS, you can create a file, tap the More button, tap the Share button, tap Schoolwork, then select your class and Handout to submit the file.
When your teacher shares a collaborative file in a Handout, you and your teacher can work in the same file at the same time. Depending on the file type, your teacher can view and edit the file while you are working on it and add comments to provide real-time feedback and guide you along the way. When your teacher shares a non-collaborative file, you and your teacher can work in the same file but not at the same time. For example, your teacher can mark up a PDF file and you can see their comments later.
Schoolwork displays the work you submit as progress associated with an assigned Handout. When completing activities and submitting work, keep the following in mind:
If you complete an activity or submit work after a Handout due date (23:59 local time on the due date), Schoolwork displays your progress data but indicates the work was late.
If your teacher has closed a Handout, progress reporting stops and you can no longer submit work. Once a Handout is closed, Schoolwork locks the Handout, your progress is no longer reported and you cannot make any more changes to the Handout. When you view a closed Handout, you can see all progress data up until the closed date.
When editing a shared file, confirm that all your changes are saved. Schoolwork might overwrite changes if another student or teacher edits a file your teacher shared with you and other students at the same time you edit the file.
Tip: You need an Internet connection to submit student work to a Handout request. If your Internet connection is disrupted, you can continue working but cannot submit your work. Once a connection is re-established, you can submit your work to the Handout request.