Canvas Assignments allow you to submit work for a grade, whether those are documents, media, or other materials. Below, we will detail some of the main components of Assignments in Canvas.
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You can navigate to Assignments a number of different ways in a Canvas course. Below are the main ways:
When viewing an Assignment, scroll all the way to the bottom to view the rubric (if applicable).
Rubrics are broken down into columns: Criteria, Ratings, and Points. the rubric displayed below has four rating options for the first criteria: Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor. Students can earn up to 30 points for this criteria, depending on their performance.
When viewing an assignment, you'll be able to view the Due Date, Points, Submission Formats, the number of attempts you've made, and the total allowed attempts.
When you are ready to submit an assignment, click the Start Assignment button at the top right of the Assignment page.
The assignment submission area will appear, allowing you to upload your submission. In this sample assignment there are three options: Upload File, Use Webcam, and Text Entry. After clicking one of those options and following the prompts, you will click the Submit Assignment button to upload your submission.
Please Note: If you start a submission as a File Upload and then navigate to the Text Entry tab, then Canvas will only upload the last tab you visited (either File Upload or Text Entry, not both). But you can upload multiple files, by clicking +Add Another File.
When using the Text Entry submission type in an assignment, you can place text, insert links, upload documents, and embed My Media (Kaltura) videos.
Below is a screenshot of the Text Entry interface, as you can see it is the Rich Content Editor and has the same functionality as it does throughout the rest of Canvas.
After all of your text/items have been placed in the Text Entry area, then you will click Submit Assignment at the bottom.
Please Note: If this is an assignment with Turnitin then it will have check box that you need to check.
Immediately after submitting an assignment, the button at the top right will change from Start Assignment to Re-submit Assignment. This is the first indicator that you have submitted the assignment.
Another indicator that your assignment has been submitted successfully can be viewed in the Grades area.
You can learn more about TurnItIn in the Grades area.