Create Assignments

Create an Assignment Folder

Students submit their work to an assignment folder. Instructions you provide in the assignment folder appear to students in the "Folder Information" area on the Submit Files page. 

Instructions may include:

  • Information about evaluation methodology
  • Details about rubric assessments
  • Associations with learning objectives
  • Clarifications on work expectations 
  1. Click the Course Activities menu in the navbar, then choose Assignments.
  2. On the Assignment Submission Folders page, click the New Folder button.
    Indicates New Folder option on Assignment Submission Page
  3. Enter a Name.
    Shows Assignment Folder Name property
  4. Select a Folder Type:
    • Individual submission folder Select this option if each student has their own submission.
    • Group submission folder Select this option if there is one submission per group. (You must associate a group folder with a Group Category.)
      Identifies Assignment Folder Type property
  5. Select from the Category drop-down list if you want to assign a category. You can click the New Category link to create a new category. (Categories here are simply for organizational purposes. They have no relation to grade categories.)
    NOTE: Group submission areas are marked on the Assignment Folders page with the Group Submissions icon. Any group member can submit and view files for a group assignment folder.
  6. Associate the assignment folder with a Grade Item if you want submissions tied to an item in your grade book. If you have no grade item, click the New Grade Item link to create a new grade item for the assignment folder.
  7. Enter a value in the Out Of field for the assignment score.

    Indicates Grade Item and Indicates Out of Score box.
    NOTE: If you associate the folder with a grade item, maintain consistency and avoid confusion for your students by matching the value of the Out Of field to the grade item's Max. Points value.
  8. Once you associate the assignment folder with a grade item, from the Student View Preview context menu, click Edit Display Settings to edit how grades display to students.
  9. Click Add Rubric to associate the assignment folder with a rubric. Click the Create Rubric in New Window link to create a new rubric. You can also select an existing rubric and set it as the Default Scoring Rubric.
    Indicates Add Rubric Button
  10. Add Instructions for students.
  11. To include attachments such as a file, link, or existing activity, see Adding an Attachment to an Assignment.
  12. Under Submission Options, select the submission options.
    Shows Submission Options
  13. Click Save and Close.

Add the Assignment to Your Content

  1. Go to a module on Content.
  2. Click the Add Existing Activities button.
  3. Choose Assignments.
    Indicates Add Existing Activities menu and Identifies Assignments
  4. Choose the specific assignment to add.Identifies Assignment name.
  5. The link to the assignment will be added to the module. Change the status of the link to Published to make it available to students.Indicates Published or Draft status

Add Objectives to Your Content

  1. Select the Objectives tab.
  2. Click the Associate Learning Objectives button to add a parent association.
  3. Browse to the objective to add or search for the objective. 
  4. Click the Add Selected button.
  5. Click the Save and Close button.