How do I edit Assignment details?
There's a lot more that goes into an Assignment than due dates and points. If you want to type up a description of the Assignment, allow file uploads, change the Assignment type or a bunch of other things, you will need to edit Assignment details.
Edit Assignment Details
Show Advanced Options
As part of creating your assignment shell, the points field , due date , and Assignment Group  are already populated for you. You can edit these if necessary.
Click the Show Advanced Options link .
Select Grading Type
In the Grading Type drop-down menu , select the method you want to use for grading . You can grade your assignment by percentage, complete/incomplete, points, letter grade, or not grade the assignment.
Select Submission Type
In the Submission Type drop-down menu , select the type of submission you want to accept for the assignment .
- No Submission is when you do not want students to submit an assignment in Canvas. This assignment type can be used to create extra columns in the gradebook, or when you want to create an assignment that involves multiple scores.
- Online is when you want students to submit their assignments using Canvas. There are four online submission types to choose from.
- On Paper is when you want students to submit an assignment to you but not through Canvas. This assignment type applies to traditional face-to-face courses or hybrid courses when you want the assignment turned in during class, but you still want to create a column in the Canvas gradebook for grading purposes.
- External Tool is when you want students to submit their assignments using an external app (LTI) enabled for your course.
Note: Submission Type does not apply to Not Graded assignments.
Note: No Submission and On Paper assignments still appear to students in their Assignments. To avoid confusion, it is best to make a note in the description about the assignment so students will know whether or not a submission is required and if so, how they are supposed to submit it.
Edit Group Information
As part of an assignment submission, Canvas lets you set up an assignment as a group assignment. If you want students to work together on the assignment as a group, check the This is a Group Assignment checkbox . If you want to require students review each other's work, check the Require Peer Reviews checkbox .
Note: Group Information does not apply to Not Graded assignments.
Create Group Assignment
Some instructors choose to grade students individually even though they are participating in a group assignment. If you want to assign grades individually, check the Assign Grades to Each Student Individually checkbox . Then select the set of groups you want to use for the assignment.
Note: If you do not already have a group set created, Canvas will prompt you to create one. However, if you create a group set with self sign-up or manual group assignments, you will not be able to use the group set until users have been added to the subgroups.
Require Peer Reviews
When requiring peer reviews, you can select whether to manually assign peer reviews  or automatically assign peer reviews . Select the radio button next to the option you prefer.
If you automatically assign peer review, the menu will expand. In the Reviews Per user field , enter the number of reviews each student will be required to complete. In the Assign Reviews field , type in the date when Canvas should automatically distribute peer reviews to each student.
Edit Due and Availability Dates
By default, Canvas will set your assignment dates for everyone in your course . The due date  will already be populated for you, but you can change it if necessary. You also have the option to add availability date fields .
Varied Due Dates
If you have sections in your course and want to create varied due dates, you can use the drop-down menus to choose a specific section  and the due date for that section . You can create additional due dates for other course sections by clicking the Due Date button . Once you have exhausted all your sections, the Due Date button will disappear.
If you want to notify users about any future assignment changes, click the Notify users that this content has changed checkbox . Click the Update Assignment button  to save your changes.