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Organize Assignments Using Assignment Groups

Assignment groups allow you to organize all assignments categorically. This allows for both easier navigation to your assignments and lets you weight assignment groups differently for final grading. Note: If you want to add an already existing Assignment to a new or existing Assignment group, skip to Step 12 below. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff […]

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Create an Assignment with Limited Availability

Instructors can use the optional Availability Date settings to limit the timeframe in which students can view and submit an assignment. This is useful because you can create assignments in advance and prevent students from accessing them until you wish to unlock them. You can also prevent late submissions by setting the Due Date as […]

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Assignments

Create an Assignment with a Due Date

Canvas allows you to set a due date for assignments that will automatically populate the Canvas calendar, the course summary (found on the Syllabus), and the to-do list in the student sidebar. This helps students stay organized and keep track of their assignments. You can choose to not allow submissions after the due date or […]

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Assignments Integrated Apps

Use Unicheck to Check for Plagiarism

Unicheck is a Canvas-integrated software that can review text submissions from students for plagiarism. You can use Unicheck to ensure academic integrity in your course in the same way you may have used SafeAssign in Blackboard. Activating Unicheck is done on a per-assignment basis and is easy to do while creating the assignment. Directions Integrate […]

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Assignments Canvas Tools

Import SCORM Files as Assignments into Canvas

A SCORM file is a .zip file of content that a publisher may provide for classroom use or that has been developed outside of Canvas. The following tutorial explains how to import SCORM files directly into Canvas as assignments. Before starting the steps below, you must first download the SCORM .zip files from the publisher […]

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Assignments

Create an Assignment with Files Attached

Canvas allows you to attach files directly to an assignment. You can add files and images from your own computer, course files on Canvas, or even user files. This is one of the easiest ways to ensure your students have all of the instructions, resources, and materials needed to complete their assignment. Directions Go to MSU […]

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Assignments Group Work/Collaboration

Create a Group Assignment

You can use the Canvas Group Assignments feature to easily assign and grade collaborative assignments. Imagine students working together to complete a virtual lab; research a question and write a group paper; hold and record a video discussion; act out a scene from literature or history; produce a group presentation; or create a digital media […]

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Assignments Grading

Attach a Rubric to an Assignment

You can add a rubric to an assignment or discussion to help students understand your expectations and how you intend to score their submissions. Rubrics also integrate into SpeedGrader, making grading quick and efficient! Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log in to your Canvas Account. Select the Course you’d like to work […]

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Assignments Group Work/Collaboration

Assign Peer Reviews for Assignments

Canvas has many tools that allow for student interaction and feedback. Among these is a peer review tool that allows students to view and grade each other’s work. You may assign students one or several of their peers’ submissions to grade and give feedback on. Note: You do not need to have a rubric associated […]