What are the different Assignment types?

Assignments can be placed within different assignment types: Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, External Tools, and Not Graded.

Assignment

Assignment

An Assignment is a Canvas assignment that can be submitted online through text entry, file uploads, media recordings, Google Docs, URLs, or Canvas pages. This assignment will show up in the Gradebook, on the Syllabus page, and on the Dashboard.

Discussion

Discussion

A Discussion is a Canvas assignment that will grade student response to discussion topics. This assignment will show up in the Gradebook, on the Syllabus page, and on the Dashboard.

Quiz

Quiz

A Quiz is a Canvas assignment that can be used to conduct a survey or assess a student's comprehension of course content. This assignment will show up in the Gradebook, on the Syllabus page, and on the Dashboard.

External Tool

External Tool

An External Tool is an assignment that utilizes LTI technology to link to a third-party application or website. This assignment will show up in the Gradebook, on the Syllabus page, and on the Dashboard.

Not Graded

Not Graded

Not Graded is a Canvas assignment with a due date, but no points or grades will be given for completing the assignment. This assignment type can be used for practice assignments as well. This assignment will show up on the Syllabus page and the Dashboard.

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