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Students submitting work via link sharing.

I have students submit a link via link sharing for me to grade.
They turn on link sharing and then copy the link into the Canvas, the LMS.

The only problem with this is that I cannot comment or see the history of it.

Is there any way a student can share a link with me that will enable me to see the history and make comments?



  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 336 PRO
    I think they need to give you edit permissions for the documents to be able to comment and view the history. They'll need your accounts email address to  share the document with your account, but then they can still just copy/paste the URL of the document into Canvas.
  • David_ParkerDavid_Parker Member Posts: 2 PRO
    I set my students up to do this, but when I follow the link I end up my documents with the message "Failed to load document for workspace. Resource does not exist, or you do not have permission to access it."  Do I have to be the enterprise admin to be able to follow a link to their document?
  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 336 PRO
    @David_Parker - I think that message generally means that the document owner hasn't given your account permission to view or edit it. 
  • David_ParkerDavid_Parker Member Posts: 2 PRO
    Thanks, It turned out that link sharing has to be enabled by an admin to work in an EDU enterprise.  I can share the howto if you like.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,254
    Link sharing is not a good idea because you cannot edit or review the history. Bypass Canvas and just look in the Shared with me filter in Onshape. Better still, have them submit work using Release Management (if you are using Enterprise). 
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