why does student view of assignments have a different order than instructor view?
Hi Robert Reich Welcome to the Canvas Community. I have to explain this to faculty at my own institution when doing training, and it's good that you used the Student View! Use it often!
I cannot fully answer your "why" question, other than I believe Canvas designers felt that students would want to know what is DUE first. And that's exactly how students generally view the Assignments page: in reverse chronological order by due date. You may want to know that students can view Assignments in a similar way that you can by clicking the VIEW BY TYPE button at the upper-right. This is explained in the student's online documentation here: How do I view Assignments as a student? and here: How do I filter assignments by type as a student? That said, Canvas will always revert to the default view every time a student views the Assignments page.
For what it's worth, if you wanted to more fully control exactly how students view a course, you may want to eventually think about using modules. With modules, you can disable most the other menu items other than a select few and have students pretty much see the class the way you want them to. There is a bit more on modules starting here: How do I use the Modules Index Page? and a video overview here: Modules Overview (Instructors) .
I hope this helps a bit, Robert.
Thank you, Ken. It might be because I have multiple assignments due on the same date and it picks up one over the other. I will investigate your suggestions.
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