Create Assignments

Create an Assignment Folder

Students submit their work to an assignment folder. Instructions you provide in the assignment folder about evaluation methodology, details about rubric assessments, associations with learning objectives, and clarifications on work expectations appear to students in the "Folder Information" area on the Submit Files page.

  1. Click the Course Activities menu in the navbar, then choose Assignments.
  2. On the Assignment Submission Folders page, click New Folder.
    Screenshot of New Folder option on Assignment Submission Page
  3. Enter a Name.
    Screenshot Assignment Folder Name property
  4. Select a Folder Type:
    • Individual submission folder Select this option if you want each user to have their own submission.
    • Group submission folder Select this option if you want one submission per group. (You must associate a group folder with a Group Category.)
      Screenshot of 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.

    Screenshot of Assignment Grade Item property
    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, you can click Edit Display Settings from the Student View Preview context menu 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 if you want to create a new rubric. You can also select an existing rubric and set it as the Default Scoring Rubric.
    Screenshot of Rubric property for Assignment
  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 you want:
    Screenshot of Assignment Submission Options
  13. Click Save.

Add the Assignment to Your Content

  1. Go to a module on Content.
  2. Click the Add Existing Activities button.
    Screenshot of Assignments option under Add Existing Activities
  3. Choose Assignments.
  4. Choose the specific assignment that you want to add.Screenshot of Choose Assignment Option
  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.Screenshot of Published option