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Canvas - Creating Assignments
Canvas course instructors can create assignments to track and facilitate graded activities in their course. Each assignment in a Canvas course will appear as column in the course gradebook. Assignments support multiple submission types, including online submissions, on paper submissions, external tool submissions, and no submission. Graded quizzes and graded discussions are also considered assignments and are listed in the assignments index page. Assignments can be organized into assignment groups, which can be weighted to calculate final course grades.
Canvas Assignments Basics
Video Source (Canvas Video Guide)
What are Assignments? (Canvas Basics Guide)
Selected How-to Resources (Canvas Instructor Guides)
- How do I use the Assignments Index Page?
- How do I create an assignment?
- How do I add or edit details in an assignment?
- How do I create an online assignment?
- How do I add an assignment using an external tool?
- How do I create a group assignment? NOTE: In Canvas group assignments, each group makes one joint submission to the assignment.
- How do I publish or unpublish an assignment?
Configuring Assignment Settings
- What is the difference between assignment due dates and availability dates?
- How do I assign alternate due dates to specific students? (UWGB KnowledgeBase Article)
- How do I assign an assignment to an individual student?
- How do I limit submission attempts for an assignment?
- How do I exclude an assignment from the course's final grades?
- How do I delete an assignment?
- How do I duplicate an assignment?
- How do I download all student submissions for an assignment?
Using Assignment Groups
- How do I add an assignment group in a course?
- How do I weight the final course grade based on assignment groups?
- How do I create rules for an assignment group? (e.g. automatically drop the lowest score in a group)
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