Q: How do I create a new Assignment in PowerSchool Learning?
A: Teachers can create new Assignments through the Assignments area of the Activities dropdown, through an Assignments Content Block on a Page, or through the Calendar.
Table of Contents
- Create an Assignment through a Content Block on a Page
- Create an Assignment from the Activities Menu
- Create an Assignment through the Class Calendar
- Create an Assignment through an Announcement Block
Create an Assignment through a Content Block on a Page
Inside any page, choose Add Content Block, click the Messages & Activities tab, and choose Assignments.
This is will create an Assignment Block on your Page. You can use a single Assignment Block for multiple Assignments, or you can create a new Assignment Block for each. You can drag your Assignment Block anywhere you want on your Page. You can update and customize it at any point.
Give your Assignment Block a title. Choose whether to create a New Assignment or search your existing Assignments.
If you chose New Assignment, you will then be prompted to create the assignment that will be added to your Assignment Block. Add a title and any additional details and hit Save.
If you chose to Search Existing Assignments, you can add one or more existing assignments to the single Assignment Block. Hit Next.
If you wish, add a Description to your Assignment block, or add additional assignments. Then, hit Save.
In both cases, once you Save, the assignments that you've chosen or created will appear in the Assignment Block on the page you have selected. You can Copy this Assignment Block and put it on more than one page inside your classes. Just click the gear in the top right of the existing Assignment Block you'd like to duplicate, and select Copy.
Create an Assignment in the Activities Menu
To create an Assignment through the Assignments tab, click Activities and select Assignments. Then, select Add Assignment.
Add a title, attach Rubrics and add Details as applicable, select a due date, and choose which Display Options you'd like. Then, select Save. That's it!
Create an Assignment through the Class Calendar
You can create Assignments right from your Class Calendar. Note that Assignments with associated due dates will automatically display on the Calendar, regardless of which method for creating an Assignment you choose to use.
To add an assignment from the Calendar area, navigate to the Calendar and select Add Assignment.
Add a Title, Due Date, and any other applicable details, then hit Save.
Your Assignment will appear on the class Calendar, alongside Events.
Create an Assignment through an Announcement Block on a Page
You can create Events and Assignments right from an Announcement Block on a Page. Note that following this workflow will create an Assignment from the Announcement Block, but not an Announcement.
From a Class Page, select Add Content Block.
Navigate to the Messages & Activities tab and choose Announcements.
Then, give your block a title and choose a location on your Page.
From your new Announcement Block, you can begin typing your Announcement.
Hit Enter to save your Announcement. From the popup, you can choose to create a stand-alone Announcement, or you can choose to turn your Announcement into an Assignment by selecting Make this an Assignment.
This will change your options to those available when adding an Assignment. Add a Title, Due Date, and any other applicable details, then hit Save.
This will create a new Assignment. That's it!