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How to allow students to choose assignments

Question asked by Carl Stammerjohn on May 5, 2017
Latest reply on May 5, 2017 by Carl Stammerjohn

I teach woodworking and I have a list of small projects available for students to make for my class. Each project has a point value, from 30 to 120, that is dependent on project complexity. Students choose which projects they would like to make. They need 420 total points to get full credit. I have each project set up as an assignment in Canvas, but Canvas assumes that every assignment is required.


My current workaround is to check the box for each assignment that says "Do not count this assignment towards the final grade." I export the scores to a spreadsheet that totals them and then manually enter the totals back in Canvas as a separate, scored assignment. My spreadsheet totals the exported project scores but the total is limited by a logic statement to the 420 points.


Any thoughts on how I can do this all in Canvas?