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Create a Repeating Assignment

Use the instructions below to create repeating assignments.

If you want to want to use patterns in your assignment names or descriptions (e.g., create assignments with incrementing numbers), see the instructions for creating assignments with patterns.

  1. Navigate to the Plan page in the top bar.

    Plan Navigation Link
  2. Click Plan Assignments on the course for which you'd like to add an assignment, or click directly on a day. Each square on this page represents a day in the course, and each group of squares represents a week. Colored-in squares are days that have assignments scheduled.

    Plan Assignments Button
  3. Click the Repeating Assignments button in the New Assignments option:

    Repeating Assignments Button
  4. Select the days that you'd like the assignment to repeat, under the Repeat Every label:

Repeat Every Checkboxes
  1. Start filling in the form by specifying the From and To fields, indicating the week you'd like the repeated assignments to start and end, respectively.

  2. Optional: Select the day on the first week you would like to begin repeating using the Start Day dropdown. For example you want to repeat on Day 1, Day 3, and Day 5, but for the first week you want to start on Day 3.

  3. Optional: Select the week frequency you would like to repeat assignments for from the Repeat Every dropdown. For example to repeat "every other week" you would select "2 Weeks" from the dropdown.

  4. Select the assignments' type: one of Homework, Quiz, Test, Paper, or Other. These are used to organize your assignments, and to calculate a weighted grade for the course.

  5. Fill in a name for your repeating assignments in the Assignment Name field.

  6. Optional: If the assignments should not be due on the same day that they're assigned, you can edit the Due In field. For example, enter "2" if the assignments should be due 2 days later and so on.

  7. Optional: Select the Graded checkbox if the assignments are graded.

  8. Optional: Enter a description for the assignments if you'd like to give more information.

  9. Optional: Add up to 10 file attachments to your assignments via the attachment uploader. If you need help adding attachments to a planned assignment, see this help page.

  10. Click Create Assignments. And, voila! You should see the assignments populated on every day you specified.