Can teachers see unsubmitted work on Google Classroom?

Can teachers see unsubmitted work on Google Classroom?

The pandemic has brought drastic changes to many aspects of our lives, one of them being education. When online classes started, a number of apps were used to improve communication between students and teachers, such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Google Classroom. Even today, most schools use these apps for hybrid classrooms or for small children who can’t yet attend school offline.

In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about a feature in the Google Classroom app that lets you unsubmit an assignment. Most students use this feature when they accidentally submit an incomplete assignment or when they remember they made a mistake in their last assignment.

Read on to find out if your teacher can see your unsubmitted work on Google Classroom. Later in this blog, we’ll also answer other questions, such as how to submit your work to Google Classroom and whether your teacher can see if you copy/paste your work.


Can teachers see undelivered work on Google Classroom?

The short answer to this question is yes. Teachers can see all the assignments you’ve added to Google Classroom, including those you’ve subsequently canceled.

Can teachers see your unsubmitted work on Google Classroom?

Now let’s explain how it works, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this feature.

Each time you submit a document, it is saved in your submission history. All teachers in the app have full access to each student’s submission history. Unless you manage to unsend it in the first three seconds, there is no other way to remove it completely from the teacher’s view.

Additionally, if your copy of the assignment was generated in Google Classroom, your teacher can also see your editing history. They’ll be able to see how much work you’ve done so far, what changes you’ve made, and when you last opened it. Finally, they will also be able to see all the collaborators you have added to this job.

Let us explain why this happens:

When your teacher creates an assignment from an existing document on their Google Drive, they have three options to choose how it will be displayed.

The first: The student can visualize the document.

Second: the student can modify the document.

Third: Google Classroom makes a copy of the document for the student or students.

The first two options are convenient for a single student.

But if the teacher chooses the third option, the Classroom app makes a copy of the original file for each student. When this happens, your name and account are linked to your copy, but your copy is also linked to your teacher’s account. That’s why he can access it and see all the work done at any time.

Advantages :

Let’s say you forgot to turn in your assignment before the scheduled time, or the assignment wasn’t updated due to an internet connection issue or a glitch. If the teacher sent you a copy of the assignment, they will still be able to see if you completed your work on time and grade you accordingly.


If you make a number of mistakes that you don’t want your teacher to see, this can become a problem as any edits you make will be visible to your teacher.

Now that we’ve answered the original question, let’s move on to another frequently asked question about this app: How to turn in your homework in Google Classroom? The process is quite simple and we have included a step-by-step guide on how to do it below. Take a look there :

Step 1: Open the Google Classroom app on your smartphone.

Step 2: You will see all your classes as a list on the home screen. Click on the class in which you need to submit the assignment.

Step 3: Once you have done this, you can see all the assignments in this class. Click on the assignment you need to turn in.

Step 4: At the top of the screen, you can see the due date and time. Below you will see the option to add a class comment, and right after that you will see the attachment/copy of the assignment that the teacher has assigned. At the bottom of the screen, you will see an option called +Add Job. Click on it.

Step 5: Now you can see a number of formats that you can use to submit your work.

There it’s done. You can now submit all your assignments on time.


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