Canvas Groups

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How do I create a student group assignment?

You can create a group assignment by using the Group Assignment checkbox. Canvas uses Group Sets to assign group assignments, and each Group within the Group Set will be required to complete the assignment.

Open Assignments

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Click the Assignment link.


Create a New Assignment

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Click the Add Assignment button to create a new assignment.

Assign Group Work

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Click the This is a Group Assignment checkbox to assign group work.

Select Group Set Drop-down Menu

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Click the Group Set drop-down menu to select which groups will be assigned [1] or create a new group category [2]. Note: Self sign-up groups cannot be used for Group Assignments and do not appear in the drop-down menu.

Assign Grades Individually

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You can choose to assign grades to students individually by selecting the Assign grades to each student individually checkbox. If this box is left unchecked, all the students in the group will receive the same grade.


Note: In group assignments, one submission will count for the entire group.

Update Assignment

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Click the Update Assignment button to update the assignment.

Publish Assignment

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Click the Publish button to make it visible to students.

View Published Assignment

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View published assignment.

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