How do I create Assignment weights?

You can create assignment groups and assign weights (%) for each assignment group to calculate the final grade out of a total of 100%.

Note: Canvas treats all graded items as Assignments, e.g.,  Discussions, Quizzes,  etc.

The weights for all assignment groups must add up to a total of 100%

The following is an example of weights for three assignment groups:

  1. Assignments: 50%
  2. Discussions: 10%
  3. Exams: 40%

 To create assignment groups follow the steps below:

  1. Select Assignments in  your course navigation menu.
  2. Select the + Group button in the upper right.


  3. Type the Group Name, e.g., Assignments
  4. Assign weight (%), e.g., 50%
  5. Select the Save button


    You have successfully created the assignment group "Assignments" that is 50% of the final grade.


    6. Repeat Steps 2-5 to create more assignment groups.

    To make adjustments or edits to the weights:

  1. Select the  icon and select Assignment Group Weights from the drop-down


  2. Make edits to the group weight as necessary and select the Save button


    You can also create all assignments/graded items (e.g., Discussions, Quizzes, Assignmentsfor each group here. Follow the steps below:

  1. Select the + Button in an assignment group
  2. From the drop-down menu, select the type of assignment to be created, enter Points for the assignment, and select the Save button.

    Note: Only Publish content that is ready to be accessed by students.

    See the screenshot below for a complete example of Assignments and Assignment Groups with Weights in a course.
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