All about assignments

This article covers the basic and advanced features of assignments and assignment groups, as well as downloading files students have submitted to an assignment.

Assignment basics

To create an assignment...

Advanced features

Canvas has a number of useful advanced features.

Assignment groups

Enhance your grading with assignment groups.

Download submissions

Download the files students submit to an assignment.

Discussions as Assignments

Discussions are a  good option for certain kinds of assignments and learning activities, particularly if students are required to interact with each other.

Piazza Integration

Piazza is a question and answer tool that allows students to post questions anonymously. Although the Piazza forum can be used for assignments it is best utilized as a question and answer board. Contact to learn more about Piazza or to request the application be enabled in your Canvas course. 

TIP: Use student view to see assignments as students do.