Assignments and quizzes in Canvas have a new look to enable instructors to set varied due dates for each section of their course. Though the assignment and quiz interfaces look different, they contain essentially the same set of options. Date fields have changed, but if you are not trying to set different due dates for different sections, just leave the default setting of “Everyone” as is when setting dates, and these features work as they always have.
The Varied Due Dates by Section feature could be very useful in a Canvas course containing two or more sections that meet on different days of the week or that have different formats (e.g. online and face-to-face.) In general, students only see their own assignment dates, but the instructor sees an assignment entry for each section. Instructors who would like to take advantage of the new feature can contact eLearning for guidance; the feature works well, but the process of setting varied due dates is not particularly intuitive. A preliminary look from Canvas can be found on the Varied Due Dates by Section page.
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