Assignments and quizzes

Create and manage graded and non-graded assessments

 

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Assignments
Turnitin (LTI) assignments

Assignment groups and weighting 
Quizzes

Assignments

Create and manage assignments (all forms of assessment)

Features and options

  • Create assignments and modify assignment settings. Assignment types include quizzes, graded discussions and online submissions (individual/group assignments).
  • Add assignment groups with assignment groups and weighting.
  • Assign an assignment to everyone in the course, to a section or to a student.
  • Set up an online submission assignment as a Turnitin assignment.
  • For online submissions, place restrictions on the type of file students can upload.
  • Use draft state to keep assignments in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students and graded assignments are excluded from grade calculations.
  • Create ungraded activities that align with course outcomes.
  • Set up peer reviews.
  • Record attendance.

Guides

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Turnitin (LTI) assignments

Create and manage Turnitin assignments

Features and options

  • Create and manage Turnitin assignments in your Canvas course using the Turnitin LTI.
  • In the Turnitin LTI, Canvas authenticates users according to their Canvas roles. You do not need to create a separate Turnitin account to access Turnitin in Canvas.
  • Once you have created and published an assignment as a Turnitin assignment, students submit their assignments directly in Canvas.

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Assignment groups and weighting

Organise the assignments in your course and apply weighting to them

 Features and options

  • Add assignment groups.
  • Weight final grades based on assignment groups.
  • Within each assignment group, Canvas calculates a percentage by dividing the total points a student has earned by the total points possible for all assignments in that group.

Aegrotats: Manage excused assignments in Canvas (PDF)

Quizzes

Create and manage quizzes and surveys

Features and options

  • Add quizzes and modify quiz settings. Canvas has four quiz types: graded quizzes, practice quizzes (ungraded), graded surveys (points for completion) and ungraded surveys.
  • Assign a quiz to everyone in the course, to a section or to a student.
  • Open quizzes for a limited amount of time.
  • Use draft state to keep quizzes in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students and graded quizzes are excluded from grade calculations.

Guides

On Canvas Community: