how to stop tasks going in assignments section
Hi RoshaeCanvas considers anything that's graded to be an "assignment" so as well as actual assignments, you'll find that graded discussions and quizzes fall under this general category. This is why when you click the "Assignments" link from the course navigation menu you will also see your graded discussions and quizzes. Unfortunately you can't stop Canvas from treating your quizzes/discussions this way, but you can create sub-categories on the Assignments screen that will allow you to sort all the items that appear there. These are known as assignment groups and you can find information on using them here: How do I add an assignment group in a course? You could, for example, create an assignment group called "Graded quizzes" and another one called "Graded discussions" and move the appropriate items into those groups to make your assignments page look a little neater.
If you're worried about students clicking the "Assignments" link on the menu and being confused when they also see quizzes and discussions, you could consider hiding that menu link from students. See this page for information on managing your course navigation menu: How do I manage Course Navigation links?
Roshae, greetings! Could you provide a little more information about what you mean by "tasks" showing up in the "Assignment section?" With a little extra information I'm sure we can help!
Various tasks such as quizzes, discussions etc. They will all appear under assignments, although these are not assignments. Is there a way to change the setting so that these tasks do not appear under assignments?
Here's a thought, just rename the tool.
Why did Canvas choose the word Assignment instead of Assessment (or something else) for the tool where all assessments are created? And then inside the Assignments tool is another, more specific add Assignment button. It's confusing that Canvas calls all assessments Assignments, and also calls one subset of assessment Assignments as well.
Similar issue with their use of the term Group.
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