Creating a New Assignment
This article shows how to create an assignment in Canvas and to publish it to make it visible. You can use the links below to jump to specific details, or read on to the Read Me! and Quick Start sections.
- Adding an Assignment (Step-by-Step)
- Linking to an Assignment
- Publishing the Assignment
- Creating a Group Assignment (Optional)
From within your course, choose Assignments > +Assignment
Or follow the detailed steps linked here.
Fill out the remaining sections of the assignment, then save it.
As you create the assignment, choose a location to link it from the list at right. (In the example below, the assignment would be linked to the Week 4 Activities page.)
Students won't see the assignment until you publish it. You can choose whether to publish the assignment when you create it, or to reveal it later.
You can create a group assignment. This requires the setup of groups within your course. You can create these groups on-the-fly or at another time (when you edit the assignment).
You can edit any assignment after you create it. There's even a check box at the bottom of the assignment editing screen where you can notify students that the assignment has changed.