educationAssignment: publish

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Publish an education assignment.

Change the state of an educationAssignment from its original draft status to the published status.

You can change the state from draft to scheduled if the assignment is scheduled for a future date.

Only a teacher in the class can make this call. When an assignment is in draft status, students will not see the assignment, nor will there be any submission objects. Calling this API creates educationSubmission objects and displays the assignment in each student's list.

The state of the assignment goes back to draft if there is any backend failure during publish process.

To update the properties of a published assignment, see update an assignment.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) EduAssignments.ReadWriteBasic, EduAssignments.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Not supported.

HTTP request

POST /education/classes/{id}/assignments/{id}/publish

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 Ok response code and an educationAssignment object in the response body.


The following example shows how to call this API.


The following is an example of a request.



The following is an example of a response.

HTTP/1.1 200 Ok

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#educationAssignment",
    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.educationAssignment",
    "classId": "72a7baec-c3e9-4213-a850-f62de0adad5f",
    "displayName": "Reading Test 09.03 3",
    "closeDateTime": null,
    "dueDateTime": "2021-09-05T06:59:00Z",
    "assignDateTime": null,
    "assignedDateTime": null,
    "allowLateSubmissions": true,
    "resourcesFolderUrl": null,
    "createdDateTime": "2021-09-03T23:26:35.4182773Z",
    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-09-03T23:28:05.0704312Z",
    "allowStudentsToAddResourcesToSubmission": true,
    "status": "published",
    "notificationChannelUrl": null,
    "webUrl": ",%5C%22config%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22classes%5C%22%3A%5B%7B%5C%22id%5C%22%3A%5C%2272a7baec-c3e9-4213-a850-f62de0adad5f%5C%22,%5C%22displayName%5C%22%3Anull,%5C%22assignmentIds%5C%22%3A%5B%5C%221b6df208-ea5a-475c-8dd2-b92f693c928a%5C%22%5D%7D%5D%7D,%5C%22action%5C%22%3A%5C%22navigate%5C%22,%5C%22view%5C%22%3A%5C%22assignment-viewer%5C%22%7D%22,%22channelId%22%3Anull%7D",
    "addedStudentAction": "none",
    "id": "1b6df208-ea5a-475c-8dd2-b92f693c928a",
    "grading": null,
    "instructions": {
        "content": "",
        "contentType": "text"
    "assignTo": {
        "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.educationAssignmentClassRecipient"
    "createdBy": {
        "application": null,
        "device": null,
        "user": {
            "id": "f3a5344e-dbde-48b0-be24-b5b62a243836",
            "displayName": null
    "lastModifiedBy": {
        "application": null,
        "device": null,
        "user": {
            "id": "AAAAAAAA-0123-4567-89AB-1B4BB48C3119",
            "displayName": null

See also