Canvas Office 365Instructor - How do I create an Office 365 Cloud assignment?

Instructor - How do I create an Office 365 Cloud assignment?

Instructor's can create an online assignment that embeds a document directly from their Tufts Office 365 (OneDrive) folder. Accepted assignment types are Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

When students open the assignment, Office 365 will create a copy of the file as the student's submission. Students can open the document and make changes per the assignment instructions. When they are ready to submit the assignment, they can return to the Canvas assignment page and submit the assignment.

The copied document is also added to the student's OneDrive folder for the course. Instructors can also view each student's document copy in SpeedGrader for grading.

Office 365 limitations when creating assignments:

  • All users must have a Tufts University Office 365 account
  • Instructors cannot use Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Assignments  for group assignments.
  • If instructors want to use a Canvas rubric for the assignment, they must add the rubric before setting the External Tool submission type. Create the assignment with any other submission type, save the assignment, add the rubric, and then edit the assignment to select the External Tool.
  • Students will continue to have editing access to their Office 365 copy until the "Until" date/time has passed.

See Also:  "Student - How do I edit and submit an Office 365 Could Assignment?"

Go to Assignments

Click Add Assignment

Name the assignment and add the assignment directions

Add Points, Assignment Group and Display Grade As

Under Submission Type, select External Tool

Click Find

Click Office 365 Cloud Assignment

This displays your Tufts Office 365 One Drive

NOTE: You may have to log into your Tufts Office 365 account.

Select the Office 365 document you want to use for the Cloud Assignment, then click Attach File

This returns the display to the Configure External Tool dialogue box with a link to the Office 365 file.

Click Select

Add the Assign information then click Save / Publish

NOTE:  In addition to accessing, annotating and grading the student’s submission in the SpeedGrader tool, Office will create a Folder in your Office 365 One Drive (with the name of the site) and will place a copy of the original cloud document in that folder