Publish or Unpublish an Assignment
As an instructor, you can publish or unpublish an assignment in a course. Unpublished assignments are invisible to students and excluded from grade calculations. You can manage the state of all assignments on the Assignments Index Page, or you can manage each assignment individually.
Note: If you use Modules in your course and add an Assignment to a Module, please be aware that the state of the Module overrides the state of all module items. You may want to consider leaving Assignments unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module. For more information please see the Modules Draft State lesson.
1. In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.
2. On the Assignments Index page, you can view the status of each assignment. Green icons indicate the assignment is published . Gray icons indicate unpublished assignments . You can change the status of an assignment by toggling the published and unpublished icons.
Publish an Assigment
To publish an assignment, click the assignment’s unpublished icon. The hover text will confirm you want to publish the assignment.
Unpublish an Assignment
To unpublish an assignment, hover over the assignment's green published icon and view its status. If the assignment can be unpublished, the hover text will confirm you want to unpublish the assignment. Click the icon to confirm.
Assignments with student submissions cannot be unpublished, and the hover text will notify you accordingly.