Overleaf v2 offers exciting new ways of teaching, through features such as the new track changes and commenting system, and the new chat panel (which allows for in-project conversations), alongside established features such the ability to easily create, share and distribute templates. You can try these out in the new Overleaf at: https://www.overleaf.com/.
The way you manage assignments on Overleaf has changed from v1 to v2. The previous (v1) system for creating, submitting, and managing assignments has now been retired. It was developed a number of years ago, before many of the newer Overleaf features, and as such it had a number of known limitations (for example, it was very difficult to manage multiple classes). In addition, from your feedback on using teams on Overleaf, we know that many of you would appreciate the ability to more easily share templates privately within a group, whether for teaching or for more general group work.
If you were primarily using the assignment tools in v1 to distribute assignment templates to your students, we recommend two existing alternative methods for template creation and distribution. These are to either publish the assignment template in the main Overleaf gallery, or to use the 'Open in Overleaf' API to create a simple link to share with your students when distributing the assignment. You can find more details on these here.
If you have any questions about teaching on Overleaf, please let us know, we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more about the ongoing development and timelines for the full launch of Overleaf v2 in this accompanying help article.