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How do I view an assignment in a course using Assignment Enhancements as a student?

How do I view an assignment in a course using Assignment Enhancements as a student?

You can view all your course assignments on the Assignments page.

Notes:

  • Your instructor may choose to hide the Assignments link in Course Navigation. If the Assignments link is not available, you can still access Assignments through your user or course dashboard, the Syllabus, Gradebook, Calendar, or Modules.
  • The Assignment Enhancements - Student feature option is currently only available in the beta environment.
  • Assignment Enhancements does not support the following assignment types: No Submission, Group Assignments, Peer Reviews, and Cloud Assignments.
  • If your assignment type is not supported or if Assignment Enhancements has not been enabled in your course, see the How do I view Assignments as a student? guide.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

View Assignments

View Assignments

In Assignments, you can view all the assignments in your course.

By default, assignments are grouped by overdue assignments, upcoming assignments, undated assignments, and past assignments.

  1. Overdue Assignments: assignments and discussions that are past the due date, are still available, have not been submitted, and have not been graded.
  2. Upcoming Assignments: assignments, discussions, and quizzes that have an upcoming due date.
  3. Undated Assignments: assignments, discussions, and quizzes that do not have a due date.
  4. Past Assignments: assignments and discussions that are past the due date and either are not available, have been submitted, or have received a grade; quizzes that are past the due date.

Each assignment also includes an icon with the assignment type: assignment [5], discussion [6], or quiz [7].

Note: The Assignments page supports keyboard shortcuts. To view a list of keyboard shortcuts, press the comma key.

View Assignment Summary

View Assignment Summary

Each assignment displays the assignment name [1], availability dates (if any) [2], due date (if any) [3], and points possible [4].

View Availability Dates

View Availability Dates

The first dates you may see are called availability dates. Sometimes your instructor only wants you to submit an assignment during a specified date range, so the available dates are the range of time that the assignment is accessible to you.

  1. If the assignment does not have a date listed, the assignment is open; you can submit the assignment at any time during your course.  
  2. If the assignment says Available until [date], you can submit the assignment until the specified date.
  3. If the assignment says Not Available Until [date], the assignment is locked until the specified date.
  4. If the assignment says Closed, the assignment cannot accept submissions.  

Note: If a date does not include a time, the listed date defaults to 12 am. Therefore, the last day for the assignment is the full day before the listed date. For instance, if an assignment is Available until December 15, you can access the assignment until December 14 at 11:59 pm.

View Due Dates

View Due Dates

An assignment may display a second date, which is the Due date [1]. Any assignments submitted after the due date are marked as late; some instructors may deduct points for late submissions. Again, not all assignments may include a Due date.

You can still submit late assignments before the Available until date.

Please be aware that the Due date may be before or on the Available date.

Due dates also include a time [2]. If your instructor does not set a specific time, the assignment due time defaults to 11:59 pm and submissions will be late if submitted after 11:59:59 pm.

Filter Assignments

Filter Assignments

If your course includes Multiple Grading Periods, you can view assignments by grading period [1]. You can search for an assignment by typing an assignment title or a keyword in the Search for assignment field [2]. By default, assignments on the Assignments page display by due date. To view assignments by type (assignment, discussion, quiz), click the Type link [3].

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

To view the details of an assignment, click the name of the assignment.

View Assignment

The Assignment Summary header displays the assignment title, due date, availability dates, points, and which submission your score is calculated from [1]. Not all assignments may have a due date.

You can view the assignment submission and grading status in the Status Timeline [2]. The timeline may also display options to see previous submissions or submit a new attempt.

You may also be able to view any instructions that your instructor has for the assignment in Details [3].

Notes: 

  • Assignment instructions can only be downloaded if your instructor has included a link to download them. You can also print the screen or copy and paste the directions into a word processing program. You can also view the assignment in the Canvas mobile app.
  • You can always re-submit an assignment unless your instructor has set availability dates for the assignment.

View Additional Details

By default, the assignment page displays the Attempt tab [1]. If you have not added a submission, the Attempt tab displays options to add a submission. If you have added a submission, the Attempt tab will displays your most recent submission.

To view comments from the instructor or TA, click the Comments tab [2].

To view any grading criteria that your instructor has provided for the assignment, click the Rubric tab [3].

To submit your assignment, select a permitted submission type from the Submission Type drop-down menu [4].

Note: You can always re-submit an assignment unless your instructor has set availability dates for the assignment.

View Assignment Availability Dates

View Assignment Availability Dates

When an assignment is open to you during availability dates, you can view all available assignment information in addition to the specific dates the assignment is available to you. Availability dates may include a first available date (open date), last available date (locked or closed), or both dates to create an overall date range. The Due date may be before or on the last available date (if one is set).

If you were to miss the assignment submission due date [1], you could still submit the assignment until the last available date [2]. Once the last date passes, you can no longer submit the assignment.

View Locked Assignment

View Locked Assignment

If an assignment is not within its set availability dates, you will not be able to view assignment details, submit, or resubmit work. If a rubric has been added for the assignment, you can view the rubric in the Rubric tab [1].

Locked assignments display an Unavailable status in the Status Timeline [2]. Availability dates display in the Assignment Summary Header [3] and the Attempt tab [4].

 

Comments

Hi,

I'm trying out student Enhancements in BETA and when I act as a student and go to Grades and klick on the assignment name the student return to the old assignment view. If the student then klick on the assignment name in the bread crumb navigation the student sees the assignment in the enhancements view. Why is this and will it be changes so that the student always sees the new assignmnet enhancement view?

🙂 Jonna

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