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Assignments on Khan Academy can be strategically used as a supplementary tool to provide additional support or acceleration. Articles, videos, exercises, quizzes, unit tests, course challenges and Khanmigo Activities can be assigned for individual students based on their unique learning needs.

This article will cover the 3 options on how to make assignments for students:

1. Making them from the "Assign tab" on your Teacher Dashboard

2. Assigning them while viewing the content item itself 

3. Assigning Khanmigo Activities (for Khan Academy District teachers + students only)  

Below are the 5 steps to create an assignment from your Teacher Dashboard:

We recommend this option, as it gives you more insight to the content in a particular course, and helps you customize the assignment to your classroom's needs. 

Step 1: Log into your Khan Academy account. Click your name in the top right-hand corner, then select the “Teacher Dashboard” link from the dropdown list.

Step 2: Select which class you would like to make an assignment for.

Step 3: On the left hand menu bar, click the “Assign” option below the “Assignments” section

Step 4: Click the checkbox on the right-hand side of the screen to select which content in the course you would like to assign to your students

  • Please note, this page is organized by the units in the course. If you click the > symbol next to the unit title, it will expand to show the lessons. 

    • Click the > symbol next to the lesson to show the videos, articles, practice exercises, quizzes, and/or unit tests in that unit. 

    • We recommend choosing 1-2 pieces of individual content to assign, rather than assigning the entire unit or lesson.

    • The Course Challenge is located at the end of this list, so scroll down to the bottom to locate it. 
  • The “Search for Content” box also allows you to easily search for content in that course, or search by content type. 

  • Please note: if you have multiple courses added to your class, you can select which course from the dropdown which is located to the left of the search bar. 

Step 5: Click the blue “Assign” button in the top right hand corner of the screen. This will open a pop up window with additional information to add about your assignment(s):

  • The blue “Assign” button and the pop-up window show how many items you’re assigning.

    • Note: Watch out that you didn’t assign a unit’s worth of content – 60 assignments can be overwhelming for students!

  • You can decide between different or the same set of questions for your students. 

    • Please note that the Start over link is not available for assignments that have the "Same question set for all students" setting applied to them. 

  • Select which class(es) and student(s) to receive the assignment(s)

  • Choose your assignment Start Date, Due Date and times. 

    • Choosing the start date to be today will give your students the assignment immediately 

    • Selecting a future start date will give your students the assignment on that date

    • Students will see the assignments listed in order by the due date, with 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.

Creating assignments directly from the content page:

To create an assignment from a specific content page please follow the below steps: 

Step 1: browse our library until you find material that you want your students work on. This could be a video, an article, or an exercise.

Step 2: Once you are viewing a piece of Khan Academy content, click the Assign button near the top right-hand corner of the screen.

  • Please note: this button is not available on the Course Challenge at this time.

Step 3: Adjust the assignment settings on the pop-up modal. 

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Assigning Khanmigo Activities for district-rostered students

Khan Academy District teachers have the ability to assign Khanmigo activities directly to their Khanmigo-enabled students.

Currently, there are two ways in which you can assign these activities:

  1. From the new “Assign Khanmigo” option on your Teacher Dashboard
  2. Through the AI activity pages themselves

Check out this article to learn more details about assigning Khanmigo Activities to your students! 

We hope this article was helpful for you to learn how to make assignments on Khan Academy. For additional guidance or to share feedback, please reach out to our support team here! We are happy to help. 

Additional resources: 

How do I edit or delete assignments?

What reporting options are available for teachers to track student performance? 

How do I find content to assign?