How Do I Assign an Assignment to an Individual Student or Course Section?

When creating or editing an assignment, instructors can specify whether the assignment should be for everyone in the course, for specific sections, or for individual students. Availability date functionality is still available for each assignment.

Only the section(s) or student(s) specified in the assignment details can view the assignment.

When using differentiated assignments with the Gradebook, the assignment appears as a column for all students, but grade cells are grayed out for students who have not been included in the assignment. Grades cannot be assigned for students who have not been included in the assignment, and assignments that are not assigned to a student are not factored into overall grades. Differentiated assignments are also respected in Multiple Grading Periods.

On the student grades page, students can only view assignments that are assigned to them, either individually or as part of a course or section.


Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.


Add Assignment

Click the Add Assignment button.


Enter Assignment Details

Enter a name [1] and description [2] for your assignment, as well as any other assignment details [3].


Assign to Section or User

By default, Curve will set your assignment for everyone in your course [1]. To create the assignment only for specific sections or users, click the Everyone remove icon [2]. This will limit access to the assignment to only those that you add below. 

To add a student or section to the Assignment, click the Add Override button [3]. This will cause an additional field to appear. Here, you can click the List button [4] to select a Section or Student that you want to assign the Assignment to.

Note: If you need to add Everyone back to the Assignment after clicking the remove icon [2], there will be an option that appears below the Add Override button [3], which is pictured below. 


Edit Due and Availability Dates

Once you have assigned to the Sections or Students you want to assign the Assignment to, you can add your preferred date(s) with the following options:

  • Due [1]: Set the date and time that the Assignment is due. The due date will already be here for you if you created an assignment shell, but you can change it if necessary.
  • Available From [2]: Set the date and time when the Assignment will become available.
  • Until [3]: Set the date and time when the Assignment will no longer be available.

Note: If you are teaching a course for a different time zone, beneath the Due Date and Availability date fields, Curve will display the time zone date and time. The course times and your local times will be displayed for reference.

Note: If you want to set different due dates for other sections or students, you may add another Override, which will allow you to select a student or section and a different due date for them.


Remove Dates

You can remove an Override by clicking the delete button [1]. You can also delete due dates or availability dates by clicking the remove icon next to the appropriate date [2].


Save and Publish

If you are complete with the changes to your assignment, click the Save button [2].

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