- Creating Assignments
- Presenting Assignments
- Editing Assignments
- Grading Assignments
- Reviewing Assignments Offline
The Assignments tools allows you to easily create, collect, view, and grade assignments. You can use the Assignments tool for a variety of assignment types, including:
The Assignments tool is used to present a variety of learning activities to students, allowing them to view and submit assignments from one location. Assignments can be submitted as:
Students can benefit from the Assignments tool in several ways. For example, the Assignments tool:
When attaching a file, you can name the link of the uploaded file. The Link name entered is displayed in the Content Area.If you do not enter a new link name, the file name is used.
Under Availability, if you allow more than one attempt, Grade Center uses the most recent attempt. A different attempt can be used for the score by editing the column in the Grade Center.
The interactive calendar interface allows you to select dates easily.
If Groups of Students are selected as the recipients, a link to the assignment will automatically appear on the Group Homepage, and in the Content Area where it was created. Only the intended Group members will be able to see it in the Content Area.
You have a number of options for presenting assignments. You can use a single Content Area, different Content Areas, or a single Content Area with links.
Adding assignments as a content area to hold all assignments for a course.
After you have created assignments, there are actions you can perform to keep assignments and the Content Areas in which they appear, up-to-date:
You review and grade assignment submissions from the Grade Center. When you create the assignment, a column is automatically created in the Grade Center. Assignments that have been submitted but not graded are indicated with an exclamation mark in the Grade Center. When reviewing assignment submissions, you can provide feedback and either assign a grade or return the submission to the student with comments only.
The grading screen is divided into four parts, where you can:
When grading the assignment, you will also see an Instructor's Notes section, where you can enter notes and attach files. Only the instructor can view this information; it is not available to students.
Returning Submissions Ungraded:
You can give students the option of submitting their assignments for your feedback. You can view and return the submission with comments only. For example, you might ask students to submit their assignments and set milestones so you can review them and provide feedback. When students access their My Grades tool, instead of seeing a grade for the assignment, they will see and exclamation mark. They can click the exclamation mark to view the instructor's feedback.
*To return an attempt to a student with comments only, follow the steps above, but at Step 9, click Save as Draft. The attempt remains ungraded and the student can access your feedback.
Instructor notes and files are for the instructor's eyes only.
When you Save as Draft instead of submitting, the assignment remains ungraded and an exclamation mark is displayed in My Grade and the Grade Center. Students access your comments through My Grades and can resubmit by accessing the assignment. If you enter a score, Save as Draft will prevent the score from displaying in the Grade Center and My Grades.
Rather than reviewing assignments online from the grading system, you can download assignment submissions to your computer to review offline. You can download all or selected submissions.
Submissions are downloaded as a zipped file. Each submission is saved as a separate file. You will need to unzip the file to view the contents. Within the downloaded zipped file, each submission's file name includes the assignment title, username, and attachment file name. If students included comments when they uploaded their files, you will also find a related .txt document.
As shown by the arrow above, Assignment File Cleanup allows you to select users and delete files associated with their submissions.
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