How to Assign Student Work Using Canvas

How to Assign Student Work Using Canvas

This option will require you to configure TeacherMade as an external tool in Canvas for each course. Then you can add assignments within Canvas using the link to TeacherMade worksheets. When students submit their work, Canvas will automatically update. Scores will appear in the grade book and student work can be reviewed in SpeedGrader. 

On Step 1 of 3 the ‘Create Assignment’ page:

  • Select the Canvas option 

  • Then click ‘Next’ 


On Step 3 of 3 you will be able to choose:

  • Disable submit button

    • Use this to prevent accidental submission by your students that require you to reopen their work. They can keep working in the submission until you mark it as completed.

  • How many times students can check answers before submission

    • This setting determined how many times students may check answers before final submission of an assignment.

    • Choices for how many times students can check answers:

      • No 

      • 1x - 3x

      • Unlimited 

      • Custom…

  • How the score will be displayed

  • This setting applies to both your and your student’s views.

  • Choices for how the score will be displayed:

    • Points Earned

    • Points Earned / Points Possible

    • Points Earned / Points Possible (Score %)

    • Score %

 Note: you can change this setting at any time even after the assignment has been created

  • What information your student will see when they turn in their work

    • The scores show when the students turn in their work are from auto scored items only. 

    • If you have additional items you are scoring, these will not be shown until you score and return the work.

    • Choices for information after submission:

      • Make assignment hidden

      • Show total score

      • Show score on individual items

      • Show correct answers 

  • What information the student will see when the work is returned.

    • When work is returned to a student the assignment will always be visible to that student. 

    • If you are concerned about student sharing we suggest not returning the work until the assignment has been completed by all students in all classes.

    • Choices for information when they work is RETURNED:

      • Show total score

      • Show score on individual items

      • Show correct answers 

  • Student tools:

    • Text boxes: create their own text boxes

    • Drawing: draw on the worksheet 

    • Links: insert links on the worksheet 

    • Math: add math objects to the worksheet 

    • Images: insert images into the worksheet

    • Audio: record audio to add to the worksheet 

  • Upon clicking ‘Save’ the Canvas assignment will be created, and the ‘Assignment Detail’ screen will open. 

    • Assignment Detail Screen: 

      • You will be able to:

        • View student submissions in real time

        • Preview your assignment 

        • Edit answer key, title, and student names 

        • Edit/lock/restore/archive assignment 

        • A External Tool link will be generated to share with your students

             ► Note: Before you assign work to your students via Canvas, you must first register TeacherMade as an App that will be used in each of your Canvas Courses.

  • Click on Setup Instructions for Help 

    • TeacherMade will provide: 

      • Instructions on how to set up TeacherMade as an APP

      • Instructions on how to create the assignment in the course 

      • Codes for a: Consumer Key, Shared Secret, and Config URL

  • Be sure to add a score to the assignment in Canvas. When a student completes work, TeacherMade will pass back a percentage which Canvas multiplies by the assignment to arrive at the final score for the assignment. If you leave the score 0, you will see 0 in your grade book.

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