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glenn_phoenix
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Delete Assignment?

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I'm new to Canvas and am trying to learn as much as I can this summer.  I noticed that when I delete an assignment that happens to also be a quiz that is located in the quizzes section, the quiz in the quizzes section also gets deleted.  Is there a way to remove an assignment without this happening?

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Unfortunately in Canvas there is no way to delete an Assignment or Quiz submission. Also, if the student is in the quiz you can't remove them from the quiz. Your best bet if this happens it to change the available date to sometime in the future - like when class starts - and also uncheck the option to let students see their quiz results. If you don't then if the student has already taken the quiz they will be able to see the answers to the quiz if you don't uncheck this option.

Another caveat, if the quiz is timed then the quiz will run out even if the student is blocked from getting back into it. If this happens you can go in and give the student an extra attempt - Once I publish my quiz, how do I use the Moderate Quiz page?

Hope this helps! 🙂

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kona
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 @glenn_phoenix ​, as long as the quiz is graded it will show up in Assignments and no, you can't delete it because it will delete it out of quizzes and assignments both. What you can do if you don't want it to be visible to students  or aren't sure if you're going to use it or not, is to keep it "unpublished" or in draft state. As long as you do that students will not be able to see it.

Here are a few guides that might help with this:

Hope this helps!

Kona, Thank you for your response.  This answers my question.  If I may follow up with a slightly unrelated question, maybe you could help me here as well.  If a student begins an assignment (opens it accidentally or starts it, but doesn't complete it) is there a way to 1) completely delete their submission and have them start over again, 2) delete their non-submission (if it was just opened but not submitted), or 3) lock them out of their partially completely quiz so they can't see it until they come back to class?

Unfortunately in Canvas there is no way to delete an Assignment or Quiz submission. Also, if the student is in the quiz you can't remove them from the quiz. Your best bet if this happens it to change the available date to sometime in the future - like when class starts - and also uncheck the option to let students see their quiz results. If you don't then if the student has already taken the quiz they will be able to see the answers to the quiz if you don't uncheck this option.

Another caveat, if the quiz is timed then the quiz will run out even if the student is blocked from getting back into it. If this happens you can go in and give the student an extra attempt - Once I publish my quiz, how do I use the Moderate Quiz page?

Hope this helps! 🙂