Assignments allow teachers to select videos, articles, exercises, quizzes, unit tests, or mastery of a specific course to for an entire class or to specific students to work on. A variety of reports for different types of assignments allow teachers to see students’ performance, to track their progress, and to help with identifying gaps in understanding.
For teachers who have been using Missions, please note that missions themselves are not assignable with the Assign feature, but you can still select a mission for your class in the Class Settings and view your students' progress on in the Old Progress tab (here is an article about accessing Missions information)!
That said, with the new Mastery System you CAN assign course mastery, and students will work through the course at their own paces.
To create an assignment for a class, select the content that you want student to work on from the Content tab inside of the class page and click Assign.
A screen will pop up where you can choose whether you would like students to complete the same set of problems or a different set, when the assignment is due, and which students should receive the assignment.
To create an assignment from a specific content page, browse our until you find material that you want your students to interact with. This could be a video, an article, or an exercise. Once you click on a resource, you’ll notice an assignment toolbar near the top of the screen.
Using that toolbar, you can select the class, students, and due date you want for that piece of material. Then, clicking Assign will assign it immediately and clicking Save will save it to a Saved tab where you can edit and post it later.
Here is a video showing the process of creating an assignment for a seventh-grade math class.
Note: Course Challenges cannot be assigned.
Students will see the assignments listed in order by due date. Assignments due soonest will show up at the top of their list. If you would like to sequence the assignments in a specific order, assign them with slightly different due dates. For example, if you would like your students to access a video or article before trying an exercise, assign the video and/or article with a slightly earlier due to date to encourage students to learn more about the concept before practicing the skill.
Editing, copying, and deleting assignments
After you create an assignment, you can Edit, Copy, or Delete the assignment. Go to your Teacher Dashboard. Click into one of your classes, select the Assignments tab (and make sure that By Assignment is selected), and click the Actions button on the right-hand side of an assignment.
- Edit: Editing an assignment allows you to adjust the due date and the specific group of students within a class who received the assignment. In the Saved tab, the edit option allows you to assign it.
Caution: Note the warning that removing any students, or editing the date for just some students could cause any work that students have already done to be lost permanently. In those cases, if you would like to retain data from this assignment, select Copy, and assign that copy to new students, or change the copy's due date.
- Copy: Copying an assignment allows you to create an identical assignment for a different class.
- Delete: Deleting an assignment will remove it from both your assignment page and your students’ assignments pages. This action cannot be undone.
Viewing and editing past and saved assignments
Once the due date has passed for an assignment, it will still show up on the Active assignments tab, but you may need to scroll down and click on the Next button to find it. Your students’ performance data will be saved for you to look back on later. You can still extend the due date for, edit, duplicate, and delete past assignments.
If you save an assignment, it will show up on the Saved tab. You can post your saved assignments at any time.
To assign something you have saved, click Actions next to the assignment, select Edit, make any changes you would like to the due date or group of students who will receive the assignment, and then click Assign.
Auto-Assigning to new students
When navigating to a class that any students have joined since your last visit, the screen below will appear. From there you can:
- click Update: This adds the new student(s) to all not-yet-due assignments (active and draft).
- click No thanks: New student(s) won't be added to the assignments.
- click outside of this screen to dismiss it: It will pop up the next time you log in and go to this class.
When adding new students (either by creating them, or importing from Google classroom), the prompt should open almost immediately after adding the students.
Students in your classes will be able to view the assignments you create for them on their homepage when they log in to Khan Academy.
Below, you'll find a preview of a student home screen. You’ll notice that the student has no upcoming assignments for the next 7 days. However, if the student would like to complete the assignments due the week after that, they'll need to click on the View X assignment(s) due later.
Students can also view their assignments in the Assignments tab. Here, they can view both their Upcoming and Past assignments by clicking the appropriate tab.
Mobile app assignments (students only)
At this time, teacher tools are not available on mobile apps; however, the apps do allow students to complete assignments. Assignments will show up on the homepage of students' Khan Academy app.
Note: Make sure your students have downloaded the most recent version of the Khan Academy app to ensure that assignments show up properly.
For information on assignment reports, see this Guide.