Create Assignments

Create an Assignment

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 Assignments page, click the New Folder button.
    Identifies New Folder button
  3. Enter a NameShows Assignment Folder Name property
  4. Add Instructions for students.
  5. To include attachments such as a file, link, or existing activity, see Adding an Attachment to an Assignment.
  6. Select an Assignment Type:
    • Individual submission folder Select this option if each student has their own submission.
    • Group submission folder If you have created groups of students in the course, you may select this option to organize submissions by groups. (You must associate a group folder with a Group Category.)
      Identifies Assignment Folder Type property
  7. Select a Submission Type:
    Shows submission types.

    • File submission: Select this type if you want students to submit a file to the assignment folder.
    • Text submission: Select this type if you want students to type their submission into the Assignment text box and not submit a file.
    • On paper submission: Select this type for papers that will be submitted in person. (You must indicate whether it will be manually marked complete by learners, upon evaluation, or by due date.)
    • Observed in Person: Select this type if you are observing an assignment in person. (You must indicate whether it will be manually marked complete by learners, upon evaluation, or by due date.)
  8. Select Submission options:

    • Choose how many files you will allow per submission, and whether those files are kept or discarded.

  9. You may also enter an email address to be notified whenever a new submission is uploaded to this folder.

  10. 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.)
    Shows Category
  11. Enter a maximum point value in the Out Of field for the assignment score.
  12. If you want submissions tied to a column in your grade book, associate the assignment folder with a Grade Item by using the drop down menu in the Grade Item field. If you have no grade item here, click the New Grade Item link to create a new grade item for the assignment folder.
    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 Maximum Points value.

    • 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.
    • 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
  13. Anonymous marking allows you to grade the assignments without seeing the students' names as you grade. This can allow you to be more objective.
    Shows Anonymous Marking checkbox
  14. 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.