@justine_neufeld , this sounds like a course specific question. This is the global Canvas community and we don't have access to course specific information. My recommendation is to contact your Instructor directly about your question.
Thanks for the response, @justine_neufeld ! In that case, your best course of action will be to contact your instructor directly, as @kona has suggested. You can send your instructor a message through the Canvas inbox (How do I send a message to one or more users in Conversations?) or use the Ask Your Instructor a Question link in your Help menu (How do I get help with Canvas?)