Assignments

Assignments include Quizzes, graded Discussions, and online submissions (i.e. files, images, text, URLs, etc.). Assignments in Canvas can be used to challenge students' understanding and help assess competency by using a variety of media. The Assignments page shows students all of the Assignments that will be expected of them and how many points each is worth.

Assignments can be assigned to everyone in the course or differentiated by section or user.

Any assignment created and published in the Assignments page will automatically show up in the Grades, Calendar, and Syllabus features so students can view them. The reverse is also true: any assignments created in the Calendar will automatically show up in the Grades, Assignments, and Syllabus features.

Assignments can also be organized in Modules.

For step-by-step instructions on how to use Assignments, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10460#jive_content_id_Assignments


Quizzes

Quizzes in Canvas are assignments that can be used to challenge student understanding and assess comprehension of course material. The quiz tool is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. Quizzes can also be used to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded.

Canvas has four different types of quizzes:

You can use Quizzes to:

  • Create new quizzes with individual questions and question groups
  • Set up question banks
  • Import external quizzes
  • Show one quiz question at a time
  • Create quizzes for all students, individual students, or course sections

For step-by-step instructions on how to use Quizzes visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10460#jive_content_id_Quizzes