Assignments allow teachers to assign videos, articles, or exercises to an entire class or specific students. Assignment reports allow you to see the progress your classes and students are making and help you identify gaps in their understanding.
For teachers who have been using Missions, please note that missions themselves are not assignable using the new Assign feature, but you can still select a mission for your class and view your students' progress in the Progress tab!
To create an assignment, browse our content 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 and then either Assign the material immediately or Save it as an assignment to post for students later. Clicking Save will save the assignment to a drafts folder where you can edit it later.
Here’s a video showing the process of creating an assignment for a seventh-grade math class.
Students will see the assignments listed in order by due date. Assignments due next will show up at the top of their list. If you would like to sequence the assignments in a specific order, consider assigning them with slightly different due dates. For example, you may want to assign a video and/or article with a slightly earlier due to date than a corresponding exercise to encourage students to learn more about the concept before practicing the skill.
Edit, copy, and delete assignments
After you create an assignment, you can edit, copy, or delete the assignment. Go to your coach dashboard. Click into one of your classes 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 drafts tab, this option allows you to assign it.
- 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.
Viewing and editing past and draft assignments
Once the due date has passed for an assignment, it will still show up on the Active assignments tab, to find them, you just have to scroll down and click on the Next button the times you need. Your students’ performance data will be saved for you to look back on later. You can still extend the due date, edit, duplicate, and delete past assignments.
If you save an assignment, it will show up on the Drafts tab. You can post your saved assignments to your students at any time.
To assign a draft, click Actions next to an 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 a student has joined since your last visit, you will see the following modal. You can then:
- click Update: This adds the new student(s) to all not-yet-due assignments (active and draft)
- click No thanks: the student(s) won't be added to the assignment
- click outside the modal to dismiss it: it'll pop up the next time you log in and navigate to this class
When adding new students (either creating them, or importing from Google classroom), the prompt should open almost immediately after adding the students, and will be the same prompt as mentioned before.
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 Upcoming or Past.
Mobile assignments (students only)
At this time, the coach tools are not available on mobile apps; however, students can complete assignments on their phone! Assignments will show up on the homepage of the 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.
Note: For more information on viewing assignment reports, see this Guide.