In zyBooks, an "Assignment" allows you to group activities and set due dates in advance for your students.
NOTE: You can use zyBooks without setting up assignments. Instead, just announce when things are due and run reports after the due date to generate .csv files that can be uploaded to your gradebook (in any LMS). We recommend instructors start with the reports approach (and many instructors are happy with and stay with that approach).
To get started, go to the "Assignments" tab of your zyBook and click the orange "+ Assignment" button.
On the right, pick a name for your assignment and select the sections you want to include.
When you are selecting sections, you might be given the option to choose all activities, participation activities only, or challenge activities only. We generally recommend assigning all participation activities before class and all challenge activities after.
Once you have decided which activities you want to include, you can select a due date. Here you have the option to select a due date for an entire class or set different due dates for different class sections.
If you have more than one section and you want those sections to have different due dates, click the "+ Add due date/extension" button.
When you are finished creating your assignment, you can either click "Save" or "Save & hide".
If you choose to hide your assignment at this time, you can always reveal the assignment later.
This student facing article explains how assignments are graded. You may share that article with your students.