You can create a task for your classes or students anywhere on Mathspace - whether planning out your class' schedule or viewing reports on their activity. This allows you to seamlessly integrate the creation of tasks into your workflow.
Note: This is currently only available on the BETA teacher experience.
On the top right corner of any page in Mathspace, you will find a "Create Task" button. This will bring up a flyout, allowing you to select between a Custom Task and an Adaptive Task.
You can then create a task as per normal.