Add a category to an assignment

Add a category to an assignment

Add categories to assignments to help you organize them by type of work, unit, or subject. Students will be able to see the categories, too.

  1. Navigate to the General channel under your desired classroom and select Assignments.

  2. Select Create > + New assignment.

    Create new assignment button
  3. Select Add category > + New category, then type your new category name and press the Enter key.

    Add category button under assignment title

    Tip: Remove a category by selecting the X. Categories currently being used will appear in the dropdown of choices when you select Add category.

  4. Finish adding details to your assignment:

    • Assignment title (required)

    • Choose multiple classes or individual students to assign to. (optional)

    • Instructions (optional)

    • Due date (optional)

    • Schedule to assign later. (optional)

    • Set points available using any denominator you wish. For example: 100 points or 4.0. (optional)

    • Allow late turn-ins. (optional)

    • Add resources for your students to reference or turn in. (optional)

  5. Select Assign. Student(s) will be notified of their new assignment.

    The assignment with category will appear on its due date in your list of assignments.

    The category as it appears on your list of assignments

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