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Assign to by Group for Individual Assignment

Assign to by Group for Individual Assignment

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This idea was submitted previously and archived (see below). I would also request the same thing. For individual assignments, I would like to be able to "Assign to" by Group. I often divide the class into groups with varying discussion assignments or assignment due dates, yet these are individual assignments. I teach large classes, so it is too much work to type in individual names repeatedly.

 

Assign to" Student Groups for Individual Assessment

 

I want to be able to create Groups based on their modification or need and assign it to that group.Currently we have teachers who have to type in a LOT of student names when it's a modified assignment. Being able to pre-create groups with those students in them and assign or exclude that group would save a lot of time.

103 Comments
AntoniaPrice
Surveyor

It would be very helpful if there were an option in group assignments to either

a) accept submissions from individual group members. (for when work is delegated, or different parts of the assignment are coming from different group members)

or

b) allow additional file submissions after the first (for when multiple drafts of group work need to be collected in one space)

or, even better, both!

Thank you.

 

sarah_warren1
Surveyor

Teachers would like to create differentiated versions of individual assignments and batch assign them to students. As it stands right now teachers have to type in the names of every kid - usually over 100 names - for every assignment when differentiating. Groups doesn't work because any submission is counted  for all members of the group, and using sections is problematic for us because all of our courses are created and rostered using an integration with our SIS. If teachers have the ability to create and delete sections, or add and remove students from sections, we end up with a lot of anomalies. Plus, I am told giving teachers that ability opens the possibility that any teacher might accidentally break our integrations with the SIS district-wide.

It would be so much easier to implement if there were a feature under groups that allowed you to select "Individual Submissions." Groups works beautifully without messing up our SIS integration. Can't it be changed to allow students to submit work individually, or could there be a similar pathway created that would allow us to batch assign differentiated individual assignments without opening up the pandora's box of editing sections?

tmannion
Surveyor

Yes, please!

bfletcher13
Surveyor

Yes!!! This is needed for all teachers but especially teachers who have students with IEP, sped, and 504 accommodations.

georgema1
Surveyor

This would enable me to address the needs of all students as needed. It would be especially beneficial to my English language learners, students with IEPs and 504 plans, and any student that needs that extra tweak to their instruction. I believe that teachers using your LMS would welcome this wholeheartedly. What a gamechanger this would be!

karen_young
Surveyor

Yes, please!

andrea_sporlede
Surveyor

This would support teachers in hybrid model now for immediate purposes, but is also essential for differentiation for the long-term. Please change this!

ehauber
Surveyor

This would be so helpful in differentiating with special education and advanced learners. 

kniles
Surveyor

This would be amazing!

jaynegpauley
Surveyor

Yes, this would  make differentiation so much easier. Please consider!

Kgall1
Surveyor

Yes!! This would be so helpful for differentiated instruction.

ericha
Surveyor

YES!!!! Please...this would be very helpful for all my students.

janell2
Surveyor

Yes! It would be oh so helpful in meeting the different needs/abilities of my students!

lealoo
Surveyor

I was just talking to our district Canvas coordinator about this yesterday. We are desperate for this option! 

heather_jones
Surveyor II

""It would be so much easier to implement if there were a feature under groups that allowed you to select "Individual Submissions." Groups works beautifully without messing up our SIS integration. Can't it be changed to allow students to submit work individually, or could there be a similar pathway created that would allow us to batch assign differentiated individual assignments without opening up the pandora's box of editing sections?""

 

 

This seems an easy fix.  We can already choose to grade individually.  If they could submit individually, I think we would be golden!   Or, make sections work through grade syncing passback!  Sections work beautifully as well, but won't sync with things like PowerSchool. Pretty please!

seanasmith
Surveyor II

We get this question often from teachers who need to assign modified assignments to students with accommodations. Currently, if they assign a modified version to students with accommodations they then are clicking 80 plus student names for the other version to assign. So many times students with modifications are seeing two assignments (the one assigned to everyone and the modified assignment) because it takes too long to select 100 names. Modifying sections causes issues with SIS and syncing process.

Please develop an easier method to handle selecting specific students for assignments that are not group assignments. 

ericmueller
Surveyor II

Agreed this would solve a lot of problems we are having. 

stephanierosema
Surveyor

Can we please have the ability to create a group of students that an assignment can be assigned to that aren't actually working in a group. I need a cohort to do one assignment and all individually submit for an individual grade without "one submission counting for the entire group".   The only workaround is that I assign it to all the students and excuse the grade for the students that do not need to complete it but then that's confusing for students and parents because it still shows up on their todo list. 

 

James
Navigator

@stephanierosema 

Instead of excusing it for the students who don't need to complete it, you could use differentiated assignments to just assign it to those who do need it. If you don't assign it to them in the first place, there is no need to excuse it, and it won't show up in their To Do list.

If your school allows you to create sections, you could create a section for the group and then assign it to that section.

More information about the options is found in the Assignments section of the Canvas Instructor Guide. Look for "How do I assign an assignment" then there are lessons for everyone, individual student, course section, and course group.

Those last three are written in the singular, but you can assign to more than one student, section, or group.

stephanierosema
Surveyor

@James , I can't type in the names individually as that would take hours since I have 136 students. My district does not allow us to create sections so I guess they'll just all do the same assignments even though that's not what is best for kids. Everyone and every other technological resource I use has changed to help teachers in the pandemic except for Canvas, they've nothing to help us.