Canvas Assignments are an assessment board tool that is part of Canvas. Instructors and students access Assignments through the course navigation button that is within a Canvas site.
How can I use Canvas Assignments in teaching?
- There are several assignment submission types in Canvas
- A No Submission assignment helps you keep track of activities not completed directly in Canvas, such as participation points or attendance at a Zoom session.
- An On Paper submission type allow you to keep track of hard copies handed in during class, such as a written pop quiz.
- A File Upload submission allows students to submit a variety of file types (Word, PowerPoint, spreadsheets, PDF's, images, or videos)
- A Media Recording submission allows the students to create and submit a recording directly within Canvas.
- External Tool assignments allow you to create assessments with VoiceThread, Turnitin, or Panopto.
What is unique about Canvas Assignments?
- You can attach a rubric to the assignment.
- Canvas Assignments can get set to 0 points for extra credit.
- Graded Discussions and Quizzes are also assessments and are considered Assignments for grading purposes.
Assignments are a part of Canvas, so there is no software to install. Canvas Assignments will run in your web browser and on almost any internet connection.
Modified on: Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 3:25 PM
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