When you Create an Assignment, you'll add details for the assignment such as the description, file submission types, and point value.
If you Create an Assignment Shell, you must edit the assignment to add the assignment details.
Assignment settings are persistent to always remember and display the settings created or edited in the previous assignment in the course. Please note that this feature only applies to settings; it does not include assignment due dates.
1. In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.
Assignment Index Link [View Image]
2. To open an existing assignment, click the Assignment name.
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3. In the top right-hand corner, click the Edit button.
Assignment Edit Button [View Image]
4. Type the assignment title in the Assignment Name field . If you created your assignment as an assignment shell, this field will be populated for you, but you can change it if necessary.
Use the Rich Content Editor to add or edit text, links, equations, files, images or insert media .
Note: The Rich Content Editor includes a word count display below the bottom right corner of the text box [red arrow].
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5. Enter the points for your assignment in the Points field . Select the Assignment Group for the assignment in the Assignment Group drop-down menu .
If you created your assignment as an assignment shell, the points field and Assignment Group will be populated for you. You can edit these if necessary.
Note: Points possible must be set to a number greater than zero for assignments with percentage, points, letter grade, or GPA grading types.
If you change the points possible for an existing assignment with graded submissions, you will need to regrade the assignment. This warning message applies to any grading type with assignment submissions, including changing points from or to zero.
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6. In the Display Grade as drop-down menu, select the method you want to use for grading. You can grade your assignment by percentage, complete/incomplete, points, letter grade, GPA scale, or set as not graded.
Note: The grading type is how the assignment score will display in the Gradebook. For example, an assignment worth 10 points is set to display as a percentage. A student who receives 8/10 points on the assignment will show as 80 in the Gradebook. If using a letter grade, learn how to create a grading scheme and apply a grading scheme to your assignment.
7. In the Submission Type drop-down menu, select the type of submission you want to accept for the assignment. By default, the submission type will be set to Online.
Assignment settings are persistent to always remember and display the settings created or edited in the previous assignment in the course. Based on prior assignments, one or more of these options may already be selected for you.
Note: No Submission and On Paper assignments still appear to students on their Assignments page. To avoid confusion, it is best to make a note in the description about the assignment so students will know whether or not a submission is required and if so, how they are supposed to submit it.
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8. As part of an assignment submission, Canvas lets you set up an assignment as a group assignment (not to be confused with Assignment Groups/Category which is related to the gradebook). You can also choose to grade students individually in group assignments.
9. If you want to require students review each other's work, you can create a peer review assignment. When requiring peer reviews, you can select whether to manually assign peer reviews or automatically assign peer reviews.
10. If you want to set up an assignment with additional reviews, you may be able to enable Moderated Grading, Anonymous Grading, or both. Moderated grading allows multiple graders to evaluate a student's work and create provisional grades. Anonymous grading hides student names from graders when they view assignment submissions in SpeedGrader. These options can be used together or independently.
Anonymous and Moderated Grading Options [View Image]
11. If you want to assess submissions with DocViewer and make all instructor annotations and comments in DocViewer-supported submissions anonymous, select the Anonymous Instructor Annotations checkbox.
Anonymous Instructor Annotation Option [View Image]
12. By default, Canvas will set your assignment dates for everyone in your course. However, you can assign the assignment to an individual student or course section. You can also Add Assign To options [red arrow] if you have exceptions that need to be made for individual users or sections.
Create a due date for the assignment in the Due Date field. The due date will already be populated for you if you created an assignment shell, but you can change it if necessary. You also have the option to add availability date fields.
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If you want to notify users about any future assignment changes, click the Notify users that this content has changed checkbox in the botton left-hand corner.
13. Click the Save button. If your assignment has not yet been published, the assignment will show the Save & Publish button. The Save button will create a draft of your assignment so you can publish it later.