Creating an Assignment Module

Assignment Modules allow you to grade a Student's response to a prompt you provide. You can pose a question or challenge, and your Students will write a response or upload a file. You will then be notified of your Student's submission, then review their work and assign a grade.

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Brief Description

The Brief Description area is where you compose your question for your Students to answer. The text editor does allow for content formatting, as well as custom HTML to make it look and feel however you'd like.

Setting Total Points for Assignments

You can customize the value of this individual assignment by assigning a maximum point total. 

Submission Options

There are two types of submissions allowed for an assignment. You can allow students to either write a response, or upload a file for your review.

Written Response Submission

A text area is provided below your challenge to allow your Students to respond.

File Upload Submission

If you would prefer your Students to submit a file, you can restrict the file type allowed to be uploaded. You can choose between MS Office documents, images, PDFs, ZIP files, or audio. It's also possible to check multiple boxes to allow for a variety of files to be uploaded.

Add an Assignment Module to Your Course

When you have finished creating your Quiz Module, you will need to add your Module to your Course. This can be done on the Curriculum page of your Course.

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First, find your Course in the All Courses section of your dashboard.

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Then select Edit your Course from the Actions menu. If you don't already have a Course, you can select Create Course at the top of the page.

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In Step 2, Curriculum, you can add your created Assignment Module by searching for it by name in the existing module field.

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Once added to your Course, you can set the availability of the Module and the minimum time spent inside. 

A Fixed Date availability will restrict your Students from accessing the Module until a set day. 

You can also set the minimum time spent in the Module to match the amount of time it should take a Student to complete your quiz.

Instructor Experience of Evaluating Assignments

When a Student submits their response, you will be notified on your Admin homepage. The submission will appear in the Your Pending Submissions area. 

Open your Course Submissions page and you will see a list of all pending submissions. You can select Evaluate on each one.

On the Evaluate Assignment page, you will see the name of your Module, the original challenge issued, and your Student's response. 

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In the grading area you can write a response to the Student's submission, which will be sent back to them. 
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You can then either accept the Student's submission and allow them to progress in the Course to the next Module, or you can reject the submission, forcing them to submit a new response to be evaluated again.
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Finally, you can assign a score to the submission.

Student Experience of Assignments Module

Written Response Submission

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The Student's view of the Assignment Module will include the Instructor's Brief Description where the question is composed. 

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Below that is a place for the Student to write their response. 

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When Submit Assignment is selected, the Student will be shown a confirmation message that the response has been sent successfully.

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The Student will then wait for an evaluation from the Instructor. If the submission is accepted, the Module will update to 100% completed, and the Student will move on to the next Module.

If the submission is rejected, the Student will restart the Module, and submit a new response.

File Upload Submission

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The Student's view of the Assignment Module will include the Instructor's Brief Description where the question is composed. 

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Below that is a place for the Student to upload their file. The file must be a file type (audio, video, image, document) chosen by the Instructor.

There is also a space for an optional message, if you would like your Students to submit both a file and write a response to the assignment question.

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When Submit Assignment is selected, the Student will be shown a confirmation message that the response has been sent successfully.

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The Student will then wait for an evaluation from the Instructor. If the submission is accepted, the Module will update to 100% completed, and the Student will move on to the next Module.

If the submission is rejected, the Student will restart the Module, and submit a new response.