Canvas Course Design

Assessments in Canvas

Step 4 discusses the variety of Assessment types that can be employed within Canvas. The following tools in Canvas can be used for the purpose of assessment:


Any Assignment created in the Assignments page will automatically show up in the Grades, Calendar, and Syllabus. The reverse is true. Any Assignments created in the Calendar will automatically show up in the Grades, Assignments, and Syllabus.

Please investigate the sections for Quizzes and Discussions to learn more about creating those assessment types.

Assignment Tutorials

To discuss how Discussions could be used effectively in your course, feel free to contact the Geisel Instructional Technology Staff to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Course building steps

Click on the buttons below to access information on building courses in Canvas.