Adding word limit feature to assignments

Article Last Updated June 2021

This article will explain how to setup the word limit feature for assignments.

The word limit  feature allows professors the option to set a cap on the number of words students can submit in their assignments.

Note: This feature is only available in online text submission type Assignments. See Adding assignments for more details about text submission type.

To enable the word limit feature:

  1. Go into a specific assignment.



  2. Click on the gear icon, then on Edit settings.



  3. You will be taken to a new page. Scroll down until you find Submission types and click it to expand the menu.



  4. Make sure Online text is enabled. Then, check the enable box beside Word limit and enter the total number of words the student can submit.



  5. Scroll down and save. Now if the student goes over the limit, this message will appear when they try to submit their work:



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