The instructors who develop your courses organize lessons in a logical sequence that allows you to incrementally build your knowledge and skills. For that reason, we ask you to complete a course's lesson assignments in the order they appear in your course guide.

Assignment Submission Policy

Usually, you may submit up to two lesson assignments at a time. However, we strongly recommend that you submit only one assignment at a time so that you can benefit from your instructor's comments on one assignment before turning in the next. In some courses, you are required to submit assignments one at a time.

Please note the following:

  • For most courses, access to lesson assignments is restricted to prevent students from working too far ahead without instructor feedback. In general, students cannot access a lesson assignment that is more than two lessons ahead of the last graded assignment.
  • Access to later assignments cannot be granted to individual students. Do not ask your instructor to do so. You will have access once the necessary previous assignments are graded.
  • All other lesson content is unrestricted. Only assignments are restricted or locked.
  • Some courses have more strict controls for assignment access. See each course Introduction for more detail. Many courses restrict access to some assignments until a midterm exam is graded. Others restrict assignments to only one ahead of the last graded assignment, instead of two.

Submission #

You should only submit one lesson assignment at a time so that you can benefit from your instructor’s comments on one lesson before turning in the next. No more than two assignments should be submitted within a one week (7 day) period. 

Instructors normally grade assignments within one week of submission. If your assignment has not been graded within that period, please email the instructor. If you are on a tight schedule, communicate with the instructor in advance to see if they can help to accommodate your needs.

You submit most of your lesson assignments by uploading them as file attachments. Some courses require students to submit URLs instead of a file. Since the nature of assignments varies by course, be sure to carefully follow the individualized instructions for composing and submitting your assignments described in each course. Most courses require a .doc or .rtf file for written files and .mp3 or .wav for audio files.

Your lesson assignments must be processed through Canvas. Please never send assignments directly to your instructor's email address. This only wastes your time and your instructor's time.

Grading #

Your assignment grade will be posted within seven calendar days of you submitting a lesson assignment. If your grade has not been posted within the allotted time, first contact your instructor to make sure they received the assignment. Then contact us at 800-334-1011 if there is a consistent and considerable delay with your assignments being graded.

Our peak grading period is from March through May. During this period, please allow additional time for us to grade and process your lesson assignments.

Lost Assignments #

Indiana University High School does not take responsibility for lost assignments, and if one of your assignments gets lost in cyberspace, you'll need to resubmit it. We urge you always to make copies of assignments before you submit them and to keep your copies on file. Name your files with recognizable and unique filenames. Back up all your files and data.