The Assignments tool plays three important roles in Canvas:

  1. It contains assignments with optional due dates, specific assignees, and online submission of documents;
  2. It contains other graded student work in Canvas - graded quizzes and graded discussions;
  3. It determines what columns and assignment groups appear in the Grades tool.

Assignments can be created in the Assignments tool, but assignment "shells" can also be created from the Calendar and from the Modules page for quick content creation.

Assignments can be designated paper submission or graded without submission to create columns.  Assignment Groups can be given percentages for weighted grading or rules to drop low or high grades.

Assignments Overview Video

Assignments: Help from Canvas Guides

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