Sarah Canatsey

Assignments in Assignments? Confusing

Discussion created by Sarah Canatsey on Apr 26, 2019

I posted this in the Questions area and someone asked I move it here. 


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.

When working with faculty and facilitating trainings, it gets muddy when trying to make sure they keep the separate uses of these terms clear. And you have to clarify which use of the term you are using so you don't confuse people.