A great way to differentiate while storing all your class data in 1 place is to create class-wide assignments and then exempt students who you don't want taking that assignment.
To exempt students from an assignment:
- Go to the Assignment Report (get there from the assignment page by clicking on the graph icon for that assignment; you can also get there from the assignment's dashboard or grading page).
- Scroll to the bottom of the Assignment Report to the INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS list.
- Use the checkboxes to select the students you want to exempt and click EXEMPT FROM ASSIGNMENT.
- Change your mind? You can click the small plus icon next to a student's name in the EXEMPTED FROM ASSIGNMENT list to re-assign the text to them.