Students would like to color code assignments by course

This will help differentiate their subjects and stay better organized.

  • Kathryn Nguyen
  • Aug 15 2016
  • Implemented
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  • Admin
    Michael Morrissette commented
    7 Dec, 2023 04:17pm

    Hi Folks -

    With this latest release, we are now allowing schools to opt into a new Assignment Center experience for students and parents. This Idea has been implemented as part of that new set of features. If your school is interested in learning more about activating this feature in your database, a Platform Manager will need to go to Core > Settings > Activate new features. From there, you can find some enablement materials to better inform yourself on the changes. When your school is ready, the feature can be enabled on that new Activate new features page.

    For this particular feature, students can go into their settings in the new Assignment center and use a color picker to decide on a class-by-class basis what color to assign in their view.

    If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!


  • Seth Battis commented
    7 Nov, 2022 08:13pm

    Excited to see this happen! As a school whose blocks are themselves color-coded, I echo the comment that this is related to -- and that being able to pick colors is pretty important!

  • Admin
    Michael Morrissette commented
    7 Nov, 2022 07:44pm

    Hey Folks -

    Just wanted to make a quick note on this one. We're looking to make some potential updates to the student's version of the Assignment Center and this particular feature is part of that plan. Now, something may occur that causes us to pivot away from this idea, but for now it is something we're planning to build out!

  • Guest commented
    22 Aug, 2019 05:58pm

    This would be great for teachers and students!

  • Guest commented
    25 Sep, 2018 02:41pm

    This would be an excellent addition.

  • Beth Sparacino commented
    18 Sep, 2018 12:50pm

    Color code each class for visual learners. 

  • Guest commented
    17 Sep, 2018 04:09pm
  • Guest commented
    17 Sep, 2018 01:40pm

    This would be EXTREMELY helpful!

  • Stephanie Hammond commented
    17 Sep, 2018 12:59pm

    If teaching several sections of the same course, assignments look the same on the calendar. Color would visually discriminate them, making it possible to distinguish courses with a quick glance. The same holds true for students.

    Thanks for considering this suggestion!

  • Guest commented
    20 Aug, 2018 08:55pm

    Teachers want to color code as well.

  • sharon stresau commented
    17 Nov, 2016 01:09am

    It would be very helpful.

  • Guest commented
    29 Aug, 2016 03:10pm

    My teachers and students have said they will not use the calendar view in particular until it can be color coded. The Assignment Center list view would also benefit.

  • Holly Veith commented
    16 Aug, 2016 12:41am

    I have had several students ask if they could do this.  This would be a great feature


  • Laura Morris commented
    15 Aug, 2016 09:18pm

    Yes I agree - Even for teachers that would like to color code out courses 

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