How do I create an Assignment shell from the Calendar?

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You can create Assignment shells from the Calendar. Assignment shells are placeholders for the Assignment until you fill in the Assignment details. You can create varied due date Assignment shells via the Calendar too.

Open Calendar

Open Calendar

In Global Navigation, click the Calendar link.

Add Assignment

Add Assignment

Click the Add icon.

Enter Assignment Details

Enter Assignment Details

Enter a title [1] and due date [2] for the new assignment. Make sure that the correct course is selected in the Calendar drop-down [3], then choose the appropriate assignment group [4]. Use the Publish toggle [5] to choose whether or not you want to create and publish the assignment. If you choose not to publish, the assignment will still be created and remain unpublished. Click More Options to link to files or other resources related to the assignment [6]. Click the Submit button when you are finished.

Add More Options

When you click the More Options button, you have the ability to add more details to the Assignment as well as adding Links, Files, and/or Images.

Add Sections and Dates

Add Sections and Dates

You can differentiate assignments by section and add availability dates.

Save and Publish

Save and Publish

If you are ready to publish your assignment, click the Save & Publish button [1]. If you want to create a draft of your assignment and publish it later, click the Save button [2].

When your assignment is saved in a draft state, you can return to the page and publish it at any time by clicking the Publish button.

View New Assignment

View New Assignment

Once you save the information, you can see the Assignment on the Calendar.