Several teachers have created assignments when they should have been creating pages. Is there any easier way than copy and paste to convert an assignment to a page?
Hi David Rowden - Yikes! Technically, no...but there are a few editing things that you can do to those assignments, though you may not like all of the results. Arguably the best way to deal with these is to change the Type drop-down menu to Not Graded, as shown here: What assignment types can I create in a course? This is a much better alternative than, for example, changing the grade to be worth 0 points or enabling the checkbox for "Do not count this assignment towards the final grade"--which are other possible work-arounds--but the problem with both of those other two methods is that the instructor will wind up with a column for that assignment in their view of the gradebook. It is only by changing an assignment type to "Not Graded" that it will, at least, not appear in the gradebook.
The downside to all of these methods? They will still appear on the student's view of the Syllabus page as well as their To Do list. Maybe that's not so bad, though, depending on what the pages contain. I have mentioned to faculty at my own institution that this is often a good way to include required readings in a course: as a Not Graded assignment, so students will still see it on the Syllabus page and be reminded of it. My recommendation, as with many things in Canvas, is to see what these settings do for you with published assignments, and then head into the Student View. (Especially for the Syllabus, where the instructor will see everything, but the Student View will often tell a different story.)
I wrote a Community document a couple of years ago that I think is still up to date as of November 2018 that you may want to look over here: Non-Graded Assignments: How They are Seen by Students and Faculty .
Otherwise, I'm afraid you'll have to become intimately acquainted with your Ctrl/Cmd-V keys.
Hope this helps a bit, David!
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