How to: Canvas Assignments

Cathy LeahyAssignments, Canvas, Feedback & Assessment, Getting Started, How to, LMS, Professional developmentLeave a Comment

What is a Canvas Assignment?

A Canvas assignment can be any graded item; papers, quizzes, or even an in-class presentation. It can be anything you wish to record for a student.


  • Create Assignment Groups to categorise work or tasks such as attendance, discussions, papers, quizzes, etc. All groups can be used to create a weighted total for the final grade.

  • Customise submission types from students (you can restrict the kinds of files allowed); provide a URL; create a media recording as submissions for Assignments.

  • Designate Assignments as group work, customise the settings, and require peer reviews.

  • Assignments are automatically added to the Calendar and the course’s Syllabus area, and can be created directly from the Calendar

  • Speed Grader is tied to each Assignment.

more about Canvas Assignments [Canvas community documentation]

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