Creating Assignments

To learn about Linking to Grade Items, view Linking to Grade Items.
  1. From the Assessments menu, select Assignments.
  2. Select New Assignment. New Assignment button highlighted.
  3. Enter the Name of the New Assignment. BEST PRACTICE: Using a unique name for each Assignment will help to cut down on potential student confusion and ensure that projects are submitted to the proper folder.
  4. Enter the total number of points possible in the Score Out Of text field.
  5. To associate the assignment with the gradebook, select the In Grades menu, then:
    • Edit or Link to Existing: Allows users to choose a grade item from the gradebook or will create a new grade item
    • Not in Gradebook: No connection to a grade item
    • Reset to Ungraded: Makes the assignment an ungraded assignment
  6. Enter a due date and time, if desired.
  7. Enter Assignment Instructions in the Instructions text field.
  8. Within the Availability Dates and Conditions menu:
    • Set Start and End Dates (optional).
    • Set Release Conditions (optional).
    • Set Special Access (optional).
  9. Within the Submission & Completion menu, select the Assignment Type:
    • Individual Assignment: Users submit their own files and are assessed individually.
    • Group Assignment: Any member of a group can submit files to a group folder. Group members are given a common grade.
    • NOTE: To select the Group Assignment option, groups must already be set up in the course before creating the Assignment.
    • Select the Submission Type. Types are File submission, Text submission, On paper submission or Observed in person.
  10. Within the Evaluation & Feedback menu:
    • Add Rubric(s) (Optional)
    • Manage Learning Objectives (Optional)
  11. Select Save and Close.