You can view all your course assignments on the Assignments Index page. As an instructor, you can also add assignment groups, create an assignment, and modify assignment settings. You can also reorder assignments and assignment groups.
When multiple grading periods are enabled in a course, you can use the global settings to sort and filter the Assignments page by grading period.
Assignments and assignment groups are validated against assignments in closed grading periods.
View Assignment Types
The Assignments page displays all assignments in the course. Each assignment type displays an icon representing the assignment type: assignment , discussion , classic quiz , or new quiz .
Discussions and quizzes also display in their respective index pages in Canvas.
View New Quizzes Assessments
If you are using the New Quizzes LTI in your course, New Quizzes are indicated by the New Quizzes icon . Quizzes created with the classic Canvas quiz tool are indicated by the Classic Quizicon . Both quiz types can be used in the same course.
For help with New Quizzes functionality, please see the New Quizzes chapter in the Instructor Guide.
View Individual Assignment
Each assignment displays the assignment name , due date (if any) , the number of points the assignment is worth , and assignment draft state status (published or unpublished) .
You can also set varied due dates for an assignment and create due dates according to course section. Varied due dates appear as multiple dates.
If an assignment is associated with a module, the module name will appear on the individual line item of the assignment .
Note: Due dates are not required for an assignment.
View Availability Dates
Assignments can also include availability dates. Availability dates can make an assignment available for only a specific period of time.
Manage Individual Assignment
To view an assignment, click the assignment name .
Note: The Mastery Paths option is only available if the Mastery Paths feature preview is enabled for your course.
Manually Reorder Assignment
You can also manually reorder an assignment by hovering over the drag handle next to the assignment and dragging the assignment to the desired location.
Note: If you are using Multiple Grading Periods, you cannot move assignments and quizzes that are part of a closed grading period to another assignment group. However, you can move open assignments and quizzes to another assignment group.
View SIS Assignments
If your institution has enabled a student information system (SIS) integration, you can tell if an assignment is set up to be sent to your institution's SIS. Graded assignments can be enabled directly by clicking the sync icon next to an assignment.
Some SIS integrations such as PowerSchool allow you to import assignment groups. Imported groups include an import icon to identify them from manually created assignment groups in Canvas.
Note: Some institutions may limit assignment names and/or require assignment due dates. If you try to enable an assignment and you receive an error message, the error will show which requirement needs to be resolved before the assignment can be enabled to be synced to your SIS.
If you need to disable sync for all assignments in the course without managing them individually, you can disable sync for all assignments at one time. Click the Options menu  then select the Disable Sync to SIS link . All assignments will be updated and disabled from the SIS sync.
Note: Disable Sync to SIS is not available in the Options menu unless at least one assignment is already enabled to be synced to the SIS.
If you use MasteryPaths in your course, you can tell which items are set up in Modules as MasteryPaths or conditional content items.
View Blueprint Course
If your course includes Blueprint icons, your course is associated with a blueprint course. Blueprint Courses are courses managed as a template and may contain locked objects managed by a Canvas admin, course designer, or other instructor.