Staff can group assignments according to their name, unit number, etc. Why is this not mirrored in the Student View?
Hello Ian Wilson Welcome to the Canvas Community. For instructors, Assignment Groups are much more than just simple organization of the assignments in your course. If you take a look at this Guide, How do I create rules for an assignment group?, you'll find a blue box at the top of it which explains many of the features available with Assignment Groups...including rules for grade calculations, lowest/highest scores, etc. These settings are not available to students for obvious reasons, so that is why it is more limited for students than instructors.
Many instructors choose not to have the "Assignments" button within their course visible to students (How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links?) These instructors choose to organize the content of their courses using "Modules" instead (How do I add assignment types, pages, and files as module items?)...especially if there are more than just graded assignments in a course. If you wanted to group things by Unit Number, Name, etc., I would recommend, if you're not doing it already, that you first create "Modules" in your course. (How do I add a module?) Then, you can name a module whatever you want (Example: Module 1 Building a Campfire). Then, you would put all your content (Pages, Discussion topics, Assignments, etc.) in that module in the order you wanted students to complete it. You can then use your "Student View" (How do I view a course using a test student?) to see how it would look from a student's point of view.
I hope this helps, Ian. Please let me know if you have questions...thanks!
Ian, in addition to Chris' suggestions I wanted to add that if you do let students view the Assignments tab, they (including the Test Student) will have a Type button which list assignments by group:
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