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 Unpublished assignments are invisible to students and excluded from grade calculations.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 You may want to consider leaving Assignments unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module.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.
Assignment Index Link [View Image]
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 Gray icons indicate unpublished assignments . You can change the status of an assignment by toggling the published and unpublished icons.
View Assignment Status [View Image]
To publish an assignment, click the assignment’s unpublished icon. The hover text will confirm you want to publish the assignment.
Publish an Assignment [View Image]
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 If the assignment can be unpublished, the hover text will confirm you want to unpublish the assignment.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.
Unpublish an Assignment [View Image]
Assignments with student submissions cannot be unpublished, and the hover text will notify you accordingly.
Unable to Unpublish an Assignment [View Image]
Additional Assignment Publishing Info [View Image]