Students: The Assignments page shows all of your course Assignments and how many points each is worth. Assignments include Quizzes, graded Discussions, and online submissions (i.e. files, images, text, URLs, etc.). Any Assignment created by your instructor in the Assignments page will automatically show up in the Grades, Calendar, and Syllabus features.
Instructors: Assignments in Canvas can be used to challenge students' understanding and help assess competency by using a variety of media. The Assignments page will show your students all of the Assignments that will be expected of them and how many points each is worth. Assignments can be assigned to everyone in the course or differentiated by section or user.
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What is the difference between a Canvas Assignment and a Canvas Activity?
What are the different Assignment types available to instructors in Canvas courses?
How do I create an Assignment?
How do I add an Assignment Group in a course?
How do I create an online assignment?
How do I assign an Assignment to an individual student or course section?
How do I add a grading scheme to an Assignment?
Can a student resubmit any Assignment?
Where can I find statistics about Assignments and submissions in my course?
How do I create a peer review Assignment?
How do I create a Turnitin assignment?
How do I view Assignments as a student?
How do I submit an online assignment?
How do I upload a file as an Assignment submission in Canvas?
How do I know when my Instructor has graded my Assignment?
How do I view assignment comments from my instructor?
How do I communicate with my Instructor about Assignments?
How do I submit an Assignment on behalf of my Group?
How do I download assignment submissions from all my courses?
What is a peer review Assignment?
How do I submit a Turnitin Assignment?