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Assignments Overview (Students)

Assignments Overview (Students)

In this video you will learn about viewing and accessing assignments in Canvas.

Last updated: 2023-06-01


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Video overviews reflect current feature functionality in Canvas; they are updated based on workflow changes, not on minor or non-functional interface enhancements. Depending on your institution's Canvas theme, the Canvas interface may display differently than shown in this video, but the functionality is the same.


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In this video, you will learn about viewing and accessing assignments in Canvas. From the Dashboard, you can view links to assignments in all your courses. In Card View or Recent Activity View, the To-Do list displays assignments you need to complete and Recent Feedback displays recently submitted and graded assignments. The Recent Activity View displays notifications about new assignments and changes to due dates. The List View displays assignments with upcoming due dates in an agenda format.

To view your calendar, click the Calendar icon in Global Navigation. The Calendar displays assignments with due dates in any course. To manage the courses displayed in the calendar, click the calendar checkboxes. You can select up to ten calendars to display at the same time. To sync your Canvas calendar to your Google Calendar, iCal, or Outlook, click the Calendar Feed link.

To view assignments in a course, click the Courses link in Global Navigation and click the name of the course. Depending on your instructor’s course settings, there are a few different ways you can access assignments from Course Navigation. Click the Assignments link to view and search for assignments by date or type. Click the Modules link to view assignments organized into course modules. Click the Syllabus link in Course Navigation to view a summarized list of all course assignments. Click the Grades link in Course Navigation to view your graded assignments. This allows you to see your progress and any outstanding assignments.

Click an assignment title to view the assignment. Depending on course settings, you may view your assignment in the classic assignment view or Assignment Enhancements. Both assignment views allow you to view important information such as the due date, points possible, and number of attempts allowed. In the classic assignment view, assignment details and rubrics display in the details page. To begin your assignment submission, click the Start Assignment button, click the tab for the submission type you want to use, and enter your submission. Then click the Submit Assignment button to submit your assignment.

In Assignment Enhancements, you can toggle between submission attempts by using the Attempts drop-down menu. You can also view assignment details by clicking the Details link and rubric by clicking the Rubric link. To submit your assignment, click the icon for your preferred submission type enter your submission and click the Submit Assignment button.

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