Adding an Assignment

In this document you will learn about:

Creating an Assignment

Editing an Assignment in a Course Area

Deleting an Assignment in a Course Area

Creating an Assignment

Assignments allow instructors to create coursework and manage the grades and feedback for each student separately. In an assignment, you can include a description, point value, and file attachments. You can create assignments in any Content Area. Students access the assignment, type a submission, attach files, and submit it. You can respond to each student separately with comments and attached files. In addition to individual assignments, you can also distribute assignments to course groups.

To create an assignment:

  1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access the course area where you want to create the assignment.
  2. Hover your mouse over the Assessments button.
  3. Select Assignment on the drop-menu.

On the Create Assignment page:

  1. Type the assignment Name. Students click this name in the course area to access the assignment.
  2. In the Instructions box, type instructions for the assignment. Format the text and include images, links, multimedia, Mashups, and attachments using the functions in the Text Editor, if needed

  1. Optionally, in the Assignment Files section, attach a file using one of the following options:
  • To upload a file from your computer, click Browse My Computer.
  • If you have loaded your file to your content collection folder, click Browse Content Collection.

  1. Optionally, select a Due Date. Due dates are used to organize and assign gradable items to grading periods in the Grade Center.

  1. Enter the Points Possible.

  1. Select the Submission Details link to expand the Submission Details menu.

  1. Select the Assignment Type.
  2. Select the appropriate Number of Attempts.
  3. Optionally, you may utilize SafeAssign by checking the Plagiarism Tools selection box. Additionally, you may allow your students’ to preview their essay’s for originality by selecting the appropriate checkbox. You may also exclude these essays from being added to SafeAssign’s resource pool it utilizes when it compares essays for originality (this option only affects future submissions).
  4. Select the Grading Options link to expand the Grading Options menu.

  1. You may enable student names to become anonymous during a specific grading period or until all submissions are graded.

  1. You may also delegate grading to teaching assistants or graders. Clicking on the drop down box beneath Submissions to Grade allows you to pick between all submissions or random set. Random set is given a number and then that grader is given that number of random assessments to grade.
  2. Select the Display of Grades link to expand the Display of Grades menu.

  1. Select the appropriate grade display for the assessment and whether you’d like a secondary display to be shown in the grade center.

  1. Select whether you’d like this assessment to be included in the grade center for grading calculations, whether you’d like the grade to display in the grade center for the student and whether to display statistical data about aggregate grades for the entire class.
  2. Select the check box to Make the Assignment Available.

  1. 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 checkboxes 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.
  2. You can enable statistics tracking on this assignment by checking Track Number of Views. This will enable you to see how many times this assignment has been viewed.
  3. Click Submit.

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Editing an Assignment in a Course Area

  1. Navigate to the course area containing the assignment.
  2. Click the options button to the right of an assignment's name to access the contextual menu.
  3. Select Edit.

  1. On the Edit Assignment page, make the desired changes.
  2. When you are satisfied with the changes to the assignment, click Submit.

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Deleting an Assignment in a Course Area

You can delete an assignment at any time. If students have submitted work, deleting the assignment will also delete the submissions. You can choose whether or not to keep the associated grades.

  1. Navigate to the course area containing the assignment.
  2. Click the options button to the right of an assignment's name to access the contextual menu.
  3. Select Delete.
  4. Click OK to continue.

On the Delete Assignment page, choose to:

  1. Preserve scores in the Grade Center for this Assignment, but delete the assignment and all its submissions. - OR - Delete this Assignment, the Grade Center item for this Assignment, all grades for this Assignment, and all submissions for this Assignment.
  2. Click Remove to delete the assignment or Cancel to keep it.

Note. Even if you keep the scores in the Grade Center, you will not be able to access the assignment submissions again.

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