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Customize Assignment Availability

Gradable content (Assignments, Quizzes and Discussions) can be assigned only to a specific student, or groups of students. 

Use the Assign To option to indicate which students can access the assignment.  The default is for “Everyone,” which makes the assignment available to all students in the course (including merged multiple sections).

Instructors can manage the availability of an assignment for multiple students or groups of students.

What Does “Assign To” Do?

Students included in the Assign To field will see:

  • the published assignment (wherever it is available)
  • Due and Availability dates
  • grade information in the Gradebook
  • assignment information in the To Do list, notifications, etc. 

Students who are not included will not see evidence of the assignment in the course.

Additional dates can be applied to specific students.

 

Using the Assign To fields

“Assign To” Examples

Extend access for a single student.

Use the Add option to apply separate Due and/or Availability dates for a student to allow them extended access to the assignment. 

Assign different dates for each section in a merged course. 

Each section can have a different Due date, which includes the application of Late status, and relevant notifications.

Example of sections in the Assign to field

 

See the Canvas Guide:

How do I assign an assignment to an individual student?

 

 

 

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