Assignment Nicknames

Teachers have the option to add a nickname (Pre-Test, Post-Test, Makeup Work, etc.) to an assignment title. Teachers and students will see the nickname. This article walks through how to add a nickname and the places where nicknames appear.

To create an assignment, locate the resource in the course, and select Assign.

In the assignment settings, there is an option to add a Nickname.

If you would like to add a nickname, type your nickname in the box, and after setting other assignment options, select Assign.

Teachers will see the nickname (as well as the resource information) on the assignment card.

Students will see the nickname on their assignment card.

To view a nickname in All Submissions, teachers can hover/roll over the number of the assignment in the ASGMT column. In the image below, we rolled over the number 1 to see the nickname Retake.

The nickname (along with the resource title) will also appears on the assignment card for the student(s).

*Reports will continue to show the resource name in the course rather than the nickname.

*Assignment nicknames do not appear in the My Course area for students. My Course only shows resource titles.

To see instructions for adding a nickname to a past or existing assignment, click here.