Create and publish an assignment to multiple sections


When creating or editing an assignment, instructors can specify whether the assignment should be for everyone in the course, for specific sections, or for individual students. Availability date functionality is still available for each assignment.

Watch Create and publish an assignment to multiple sections of a course:


Step 1: Select the course. In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Step 1- Select the course, and then select Open Assignments .png 


Step 2: Click the Add Assignment button. Step_2-_Click_the_Add_Assignment_button._.png


Step 3: Enter Assignment Details


Enter a name [1] and description [2] for your assignment, as well as any other assignment details [3].


Step 4: Assign to Multiple Sections


By default, Canvas will set your assignment for everyone in your course

To create the assignment for specific sections or users, click the Everyone remove icon [1], then start to type in the name of a section [2]. Search fields are dynamic, and you can search for students by first or last name. When the full name appears, click the name. Lists are not scrollable.

 You can include more than one user in the To field, such as the name of a section or student, multiple sections, or multiple students, as long as they are to be assigned the same due and availability dates.


Step 5: Edit Due and Availability Dates 


In the date fields, add your preferred date(s) with the following options:

  • Due [1]: Set the date and time that the Assignment is due. The due date will already be populated for you if you created an assignment shell, but you can change it if necessary.
  • Available From [2]: Set the date and time when the Assignment will become available.
  • Until [3]: Set the date and time when the Assignment will no longer be available.

Note: Beneath the Due Date and Availability date fields, Canvas will display the time zone date and time according to context. If you manage courses in a time zone other than your local time zone and create or edit a due date for an assignment, the course and local times are displayed for reference.


Based on the Canvas Guides: How do I assign an Assignment to an individual student or course section?


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