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This information applies only to the Original experience. Your instructor and institution control which tools are available.

You can use the tasks tool to keep track of your upcoming work and assignments. Each task has a status and a due date. Your instructor identifies the course tasks and adds them to the list.

You can use this list to keep yourself on track. You may be required to report your status for each task.

You can also create your own personal task list from the Tools panel on the My Institution tab. When you create a personal task, you're the only one who can view it.

Tasks are also available as a course group tool for tasks that are specific to a smaller group in a course.

You may see a To Do notification module on a course home page. This module only displays information for that course. To learn more, see Home Page.

Watch a video about tasks

This video explains the difference between personal and course tasks, and how to access, create, and manage tasks.

Video: How to create and manage tasks

The Tasks page

You can access tasks from the Tools link on the course menu or in the tasks module on the course Home Page. Your instructor can also add a customized link to tasks on the course menu.

  1. Select a task link to view the description.
  2. Your instructor can assign a level of priority for tasks:
    • High priority icon: Exclamation mark
    • Normal priority: No icon
    • Low priority icon: An arrow pointing down
  3. Select a column heading to sort a column.
  4. In a task's menu, you can select a status:
    • Not Started
    • In Progress
    • Completed