I edited an assignment in "assignments", however those changes do not show up on that same assignment that is placed in a module. Does it have to edited in both places?
Hi Cathy Brown Welcome to the Canvas Community...a bit belatedly, as I see you actually joined us over a year ago.
There is no "both," actually, which is why I wonder if what you may have done is created an assignment on both the Assignments page as well as the Module. Where did you add it first? If you added it to Assignments first and then added it to a Module, you should have followed the instructions here, under the Add Existing Item heading. I often tell faculty at my own institution that you can think of a Module item as a "shortcut" to an item that already exists. Modules simply makes it more manageable for students so that you can establish a specific "flow" to the course. But anyway, assuming you added the assignment first to the Assignments page, you absolutely should NOT have followed the instructions under the Add New Item heading on that page. While you can certainly add a brand new item to a Module, that is intended to be as creating a brand new item. Once you create a new item in a Module, you will also see it on the Assignments page. (Or the Discussions page, in the case of a Discussion.)
Check your Assignments page again to be sure you did not accidentally create another copy of the same assignment. The answer to your question, however, is NO; if you are editing an assignment that is in a Module (such as the due date, instructions, etc.), there is only one item you editing: the original Assignment, which just so happens to also exist as an item/shortcut in a Module.
I hope that makes sense! But the answer may lay in what you see on the Assignments page; not on the Modules page at the moment. But indeed, any changes should be reflected on both.
I hope this helps a bit, Cathy!
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