There are multiple assignment types that can be used in Canvas.
Regular Canvas assignments, course Group assignments, Peer Review, Turnitin, VoiceThread
Note - grade center categories are called groups in canvas, so if you're looking to create a Group Assignment you need to look for "Course Group" not assignment group.
Please see the links below for more information on creation, grading, etc. of assignments:
VoiceThread assignments https://voicethread.com/howto/canvas/