For advice on creating assignments during the suspension of face-to-face teaching please see our blog post Keep Assessing with Canvas.
Whether you're looking to learn how to create an assignment or set up a new quiz the following guides will help get you started. If you can't find what you are looking for, take a look at the Canvas Instructor Guides for a comprehensive list of assessment functionality and tools. For more information about Turnitin, see the Turnitin help page.
Related Training Sessions
You may be interested in the following related training sessions:
- Active Blendede Learning Guide
- Self Paced Course - Where do I start with Online Learning?
- Introducing Canvas
- Techniques for Developing Consistent, High Quality Assessment and Feedback
- Encouraging Online Social Engagement to Support Active Blended Learning
- Designing Active Blended Learning Tasks
- Using Formative Quizzes to Enhance Student Active Blended Learning
- Supporing Online Group Work
- Methods to address academic misconduct, plagiarism and contract cheating
Canvas assignments can be used for both formative and summative assesments. The Assignment tool allows students to submit a file or URL within your course for the submission of a website or other online activity such as a personal portfolio. All assignments are collected in the grades area where you can add feedback via Speedgrader.
Grades Area and Speedgrader
The grades area allows you to organise your students submitted assessments and view all students on your course. Filters can also be used to identify individuals or groups of students. Speedgrader however is where work is reviewed and feedback can be provided. If anonymity has been switched on for your assignment, you will not be able to identify each student in Speedgrader.
The grades area allows you to view all student submissions. The assignments are arranged in columns and you can quickly identify who has submitted work.
- What are grades and the gradebook
- Grade Post Policies - Hiding and Making Grades Available
- Student Assignment Comments
- Staff Guide: Using Canvas Grades to Enhance Engagement
- How do I filter columns by type in the New Gradebook?
- Exporting Grades to include the student ID in canvas
- Sending Courseworks to the Print Room
- How do I set a groups filter in the grades area?
- How do I enable SpeedGrader to launch filtered by student group?
- Other Grades Guides
Speedgrader is where you can review a student's work and provide feedback. There are numerous ways to provide feedback including annotations, general comments and audio comments. You can also attach files.
- What is Speedgrader?
- Enable Speedgrader to launch filtered by group
- Second Marking in Canvas
- Anonymous Allocation of Students for Multiple Markers
- Staff Guide - Printing Canvas annotations for external examiners
- Other Speedgrader guides
AUDIO FEEDBACK. James uses audio feedback to allow him to capture the empathy, encouragement and interest that he finds difficult to convey in written text.