How to Create an Assignment in Canvas


How do I create an assignment in Canvas?


  1. Navigate to your Canvas course.
  2. From the Course Navigation on the left, select Assignments.
  3. Select +Assignment.
  4. Type the assignment name in the Assignment Name field.
  5. Enter assignment details and information into the text editor
  6. Enter the number of points for the assignment in the Points field, change Assignment Group and Display Grades As.
  7. Select other assignments options (Submission Type, Group Assignment, etc.) as applicable to your assignment.
  8. Use the Assign To section to set the Due Date by selecting the Calendar icon.
    • You can also set the Available from and Until fields to set the assignment to only be accessible during a specific timeframe. 
  9. Select Save and Publish to save the content. 

Instructure Canvas resources:

 What assignment types can I create in a course?

 What is the difference between assignment due dates and availability dates?

 How do I publish or unpublish an assignment as an instructor?

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