Division of Academic Innovation

Assignments & Discussions

There are 3 different categories of graded activities available within Canvas: Quizzes, Discussions, and Assignments. Each of these activity types has its own area within Canvas that can be accessed from the left side navigation. An important thing to note is that the Assignments area actually lists all activities that have a column in the course grade book, not just those that are explicitly created as Assignments. For this session, we will examine how to create Assignments and Discussions in order to take your learning activities memorable experiences while keeping them positive and engaging.

When: November 4, 2021
Time: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm CT
Where: LIB 400

Session Objectives:
Create assignment groups and weighting assignment groups
Dropping the lowest score
Recognize when to use an assignment and when to use a quiz.
Create an Assignment and configure settings: Points, Assignment groups, Display grade as, Submission type, Submission attempts
Peer Reviews (basic overview)
Due date, availability date, and until date
Assign multiple due dates
Add a rubric to an Assignment (basic overview)

Important Note: This session is eligible for CE credit. QRCode Rievent Claim_Credit_Form


Nov 04 2021


11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 04 2021
  • Time: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm


LIB 400
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