ASSIGNMENT TOOL - UPDATED FEATURE

Assignments allow you to create coursework and manage the grades & feedback for each student separately.

NEW - You can now also ask students to complete a Portfolio as part of their assignment submission.

In an assignment, you can include a description, point value, and add file attachments. You can create assignments in several courses areas, such as in a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder. Students access the assignment, type a submission, attach completed files, and submit it.
Students will receive a submission receipt by email.

You can respond to each student separately with comments and attached files through the Grade Centre.
You can also now do inline grading full screen by clicking the fullscreenbutton.png button in the top-right.

Click here to read the about creating an assignment and you can view various video tutorials about inline grading, downloading assignments and clearing out / deleting assignment submissions here.

Quicklinks:
How to Create an Assignment
How to Edit an Assignment
How to Delete an Assignment
How to Grade an Assignment


Improved Inline Grading Quick Hit video (02:03):


Inline Grading is now available for Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis & Journals.
You can get more information about the inline grading assignment feature here.


How to Create an Assignment

The method to create an assignment has changed slightly and there are some new options available.

  1. On the action bar, point to Assessments to access the drop-down list then select Assignment.
  2. On the Create Assignment page, type a Name.
  3. In the Instructions box, you can format the text and include images, links, multimedia, mashups, and attachments using the functions in the content editor. Attachments you add using the content editor can be launched in a new window and have alternate text added to describe the attachment.
  4. Optionally, in the Assignment Files section, attach a file using Browse My Computer or Browse Course. Type a Link Name. This name appears in the course area. If you do not provide one, the file name is used as the link name.
  5. Optionally, select a Due Date. If a student submits an assignment after the due date, the submission is identified as late.
  6. Type in a value for Points Possible.
    1. For Submission Details you can seelct whether it is an Individual, Group or Portfolio Submission and the Number of Attempts.
    2. For Grading Options, you can select Anonymous Grading and/or Delegated Grading.
    3. For Display of Grades you can set som additional Grade Centre / My Grade display options such as showing the grade to students in My Grades.
  7. Select the check box to Make the Assignment Available.
  8. For Limit Availability, you can set the assignment to display on a specific date and time and stop displaying on a specific date and time. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Type dates and times in the boxes or use the pop-up Date Selection Calendar and Time Selection Menu to select dates and times. Display restrictions do not affect availability, only when the assignment appears.
  9. You can also Track Number of Views.
  10. Click Submit.

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How to Edit an Assignment in a Course Area

  1. Navigate to the course area containing the assignment.
  2. Access an assignment's contextual menu and select Edit.
  3. On the Edit Assignment page, make the changes.
  4. Click Submit.

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How to Delete an Assignment in a Course Area

You can delete an assignment at any time. If students have submitted work, deleting the assignment also deletes the submissions. You can choose whether or not to keep the associated grades. Alternatively, retain student submissions by making the assignment unavailable rather than deleting it.
  1. Navigate to the course area containing the assignment.
  2. Access an assignment's contextual menu and select Delete.
  3. Click OK to continue.
  4. On the Delete Assignment page, choose to:Preserve scores in the Grade Centre for this Assignment, but delete the assignment and all its submissions.
    -OR-
    Delete this Assignment, the Grade Centre item for this Assignment, all grades for this Assignment, and all submissions for this Assignment.
  5. Click Remove to delete the assignment or Cancel to keep it.

Remember that even if you keep the scores in the Grade Centre, you will not be able to access the assignment submissions again.

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Grading an Assignment

Click here to read the instructions about how to grade or view the submitted assignments from the Grade Centre.

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