Add an Assignment in Canvas


Canvas users: explains how to create a Bongo (formerly YouSeeU) assignment in Canvas.

Bongo can be added as an external tool in Canvas so learners can access and complete video assignments. 

To begin, click Assignments in the left pane. Click + Assignment.


Name your assignment, then add any instructions and points as needed.


Make sure this is a unique name that is only used once. This name will need to be placed in the Deep Linking Identifier field in Bongo and will allow Grade Sync and Deep Linking (if enabled in Advanced Settings).


Select External Tool as your Submission Type, and click in the External Tool URL box to access available external tools. Choose Bongo (or YouSeeU) as your External Tool.

Make sure to select Load in a new tab when configuring the external tool. 


Continue to set up your activity by filling out the Assign to, Due, and Available from dates, and click Add.


Bongo will launch, and you will be prompted with the following Class Creation options:

New Class: if you have never used Bongo in any of your courses, select this option.

Copy from my Class: if you have used Bongo before and would like to use a class previously used in Bongo, select this option. You will be given a list of your Bongo classes. Select the appropriate class, modify the dates, and the class will be activated.


You will be asked if you'd like to use deep linking for your course.

Deep linking allows learners to access a specific assignment directly from a link in Canvas as opposed to a general link that allows the learner to select their Bongo assignment to complete from a list of assignments in Bongo.

If you want Deep Linking/Grade Sync, select Yes. If you don’t want your Bongo assignment to be deep linked or you don’t want grade sync, then make sure to select No.


Deep Linked Non-Deep Linked

If you enabled Deep Linking, you have several options.

You can create a New assignment, select a Copied assignment, or select an Existing assignment.


New Assignment

If you select New assignment, you will select the activity type you wish to use: Individual ProjectGroup ProjectQuestion & Answer, or Interactive Video. See below for details about each assignment type!


Copied Assignment

If you select a Copied assignment, your assignments list will appear. Select the name of the assignment and the assignment will be copied.


Existing Assignment

If you select an Existing assignment, your assignments list will appear with assignments that have not been linked. Select the name of the assignment, and the assignment will be copied.


After you select the assignment type, you'll be directed to the assignment creation page with your Canvas assignment name populated.

Select the assignment type that best fits your learning objectives.

individual_project_icon.png Create Individual Project Learners record or upload a video of themselves presenting on a topic or demonstrating a specific skill. Learn more.
q_A_icon.png Create Q&A* Learners are presented with prompts and given a set amount of time to respond. Learn more. 
group_project_icon.png Create Group Project*  Learners work in groups toward an overall group deliverable. Learn more.  
interactive_video_icon.png Create Interactive Video* Learners watch an instructor-provided video and respond to related prompts. Learn more.
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