Click on a link below to take you to the corresponding walkthrough.

All links open in new tabs.

 

  1. How do I use the Assignments Index Page?
  2. What assignment types can I create in a course?
  3. What is the difference between assignment due dates and availability dates?
  4. How do I create an assignment?
  5. How do I weight the final course grade based on assignment groups?
  6. How do I add or edit details in an assignment?
  7. How do I exclude an assignment from the course's final grades?
  8. How do I give extra credit in a course?
  9. How do I delete an assignment?
  10. How do I assign an assignment to an individual student?
  11. How do I assign an assignment to a course section?
  12. Can a student resubmit any assignment?
  13. How do I use peer review assignments in a course?
  14. How do I view student peer review comments as an instructor?
  15. How do I set up an assignment to be sent to my institution's student information system (SIS)?

For additional tutorials on Assignments, select this link

 

Canvas Quick Tool:

Click one of the following links for more information. 

Step 1

Go to https://stevenandres.net/canvas/. Select the green CreateAssign button.

Screenshot of the CreateAssign button.

Step 2

Type suu.instructure.com into the Canvas URL field.

Screenshot of the Canvas URL field.

Step 3

Go to the course in which you want to create the pages. Copy the numeric code at the end of the URL and paste it into the Course ID field.

Screenshot of the numeric code.

Step 4

Create an access token for the tool. To do so, open Canvas and then select the Account button in the pane on the left. Select Settings and then scroll to the very bottom of the page. Select the New Access Token button.

Screenshots of creating the access tokens.

Type in the purpose of the access token, such as Create Assignments. Leave the expiration field blank and select Generate Token.

Screenshot of the purpose field and Generate Token button.

Highlight and copy the Token code and then close the window. Go back to https://stevenandres.net/canvas/create-pages and paste the token into the Access Token field.

Screenshot of the access token field.

Step 5

Go to Canvas and create a new assignment. The settings and content you create in this assignment will be copied into each of the assignments that you create. However, you can create unique names for each assignment by adding a numeric counter and name by using replacement variables. For example, if I want to create an essay and a project for each week of the semester, I will type Week @@COUNTER@@ @@NAME@@ into the Assignment Name field of the assignment. Adjust any settings you want for your assignments and then select Save. You can always edit each assignment individually after you create them if you wish.

Screenshot of the assignment name field.

A new numeric code will appear at the end of the URL. This code is specific to the assignment. Copy the code and paste it in the Template ID field on the Canvas Quick Tool page.

Screenshot of the Template ID field.

Step 6

Use the numeric counter fields to type in how many weeks are in the semester.

Screenshot of the numeric counter fields.

Step 7

In the Names field, type in the words that you want to replace the @@NAME@@ in the title of the assignment. Note that all new assignments will have a due date set one week from the previous assignment, but you can manually adjust due dates once the assignments are created. Finally, select Preview.

Screenshot of the Preview button.

Step 8

You will see a list of all of the assignments that will be created. If the list is correct, select Execute. If the list is incorrect, select your browser's back button and adjust the information.

Screenshot of the Execute button.

Step 9

You will see a list of the assignments that were created. Select the name of the assignment in blue to navigate to that assignment.

Screenshot of the created assignments.

Step 1

Go to https://stevenandres.net/canvas/ and select the green DeleteAssign button.

Screenshot of the DeleteAssign button.

Step 2

Type suu.instructure.com into the Canvas URL field.

Screenshot of the Canvas URL field.

Step 3

Open the course that has the pages you want to delete and copy the numeric code at the end of the URL. Paste the code into the Course ID field.

Screenshot of the numeric code.

Step 4

Create an access token for the tool. To do so, open Canvas and then select the Account button in the pane on the left. Select Settings and then scroll to the very bottom of the page. Select the New Access Token button.

Screenshot of creating an access code.

Type in the purpose of the access token, such as Delete Assignments. Leave the expiration field blank and select Generate Token.

Screenshot of the Purpose field and Generate Token button.

Highlight and copy the Token code and then close the window. Go back to https://stevenandres.net/canvas/delete-assign and paste the token into the Access Token field.

Screenshot of the Access Token field.

Step 5

If all of the assignments you want to delete have the same word(s) in the title, type that word into the Search field. Next, select List.

Screenshot of the List button.

Step 6

You will see a list of the assignments that fit your search criteria. Deselect the boxes next to the pages you do not want to delete. Next, select Delete.

Screenshot of the Delete button.

All of the pages that were deleted will appear in a list.

Screenshot of the pages that were deleted.


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