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.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) EduAssignments.ReadWriteBasic EduAssignments.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Not supported. Not supported.

HTTP request

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

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.

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