Can multiple assignments be grouped and given due dates to sections as a group?
Hello (again) Olufunmilade Oshodi and this time I will be sure to Welcome you to the Canvas Community!
Assignments can be placed into Assignment Groups, as outlined here: How do I add an assignment group in a course? However, there is no way to give the same due date to all assignments within an assignment group, whether to sections of a class or not. You can, as you may already know, create an assignment and assign it to a specific section of a class (see How do I assign an assignment to a course section? ), but there is not a way to do this all at once in a group.
One thing you may want to try using is something that Community member James Jones created: Adjust All Assignment Dates on One Page . It works exactly as James states, and will allow you to adjust all due dates for assignments one one (Google) sheet. Unfortunately, as one of James' comments verifies, this will not work with differentiated assignments, which is what you want to do with sections.
Also, do not overlook the ability to duplicate assignments to save yourself some time if you are trying to create a lot of assignments at once (which is sounds like you may be!): How do I duplicate an assignment?
All of this adds up to a workflow such as this:
-Create the assignment groups
-Create the assignments, perhaps duplicating one or two when needed for (eventual) differentiation by section
-Then use James' tool to adjust the due dates as needed
-Finally, you will have to edit each one to assign to a specific section of the class.
Thanks partly to James' work, the due dates will not be an issue so much as the differentiation by section. I cannot think of a nice, streamlined way to do that, I'm afraid.
I hope this helps a bit, Olufunmilade.
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