Canvas How-To: Assignments

Adding an Assignment

Canvas Assignment can be used to collect a submission from students electronically, provide instructions for and remind students about an in-class activity, and track extra credit. 

Adding an assignment in Canvas

How do I create an assignment?

How do I add assignment types, pages, and files as module items?

Editing Assignment Details

After creating an assignment, modify the assignment details and settings by clicking the action menu and select Edit. Update the assignment instructions and guidelines, set the due date, and number of points to earn. 

Editing assignment in Canvas

How do I add or edit details in an assignment?

Removing or Duplicating Assignments

Clean up unused assignments by removing, then deleting them from your course. 

Deleting Canvas assignment

How do I delete an assignment?

Establish a routine pattern of assignments and activities for students. When assigning an assignment that students will complete each week, create the assignment once, then duplicate it and move it to subsequent weeks. 

Duplicate a Canvas assignment

How do I duplicate an assignment?

Allowing a Resubmission

By default, resubmissions are always allowed. After students submit their assignment, they may revisit the assignment to submit a new version. As the instructor, you can view the various versions of the submission, deciding which version to accept and grade. Prevent students from revisiting the assignment, set an Until availability date. 

Can a student resubmit an assignment?

Creating Group Assignments

To create an assignment that the students will submit as part of a group, check the box for "This is a Group Assignment" in the Group Assignment area.

Understand groups in Canvas

Configuring Peer Reviews

Use the peer review option to pair students up with a partner to review and provide feedback of their work. 

How do I create a peer review assignment?

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