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Assignments is a useful tool for delivering, tracking and grading student submissions. Even non-electronic submissions can be tracked using the Assignments tool.

Add An Assignment

To create an Assignment:

Availability Dates

Submission Types

Grading Methods


Gradebook Association

It is important to note the differences in allowing the Assignments tool to add a column to the Gradebook for you, and choosing an already created Gradebook item.

If you choose "Add Assignment to Gradebook," a column is automatically created for you in the Gradebook. You must grade the Assignment in the Assignments tool. You cannot open the column in the Gradebook and enter grades there.

If you create a column in the Gradebook before you create the Assignment, and associate the Assignment with that column, you can grade in the Assignments tool, and you can open the Gradebook item and enter grades directly into the Gradebook. This is also useful if you have an Assignment that you will be giving to different groups. For example, you have an Assignment for Group 1 and an Assignment for Group 2, but you select the same Gradebook column for the grades. Using this method, you do not need to have two separate Gradebook columns for the two Assignments.


Email Notifications

This option allows you to choose whether or not you want to receive an email notifying you when a student submits. The default is that you do not receive the email. Additions

You may add an attachment if needed. Click Add Attachments. A screen opens that allows you to browse your computer for the file, or to access the Resources tool. Files in your Resources tool will have a Attach a Copy link to the right of the file name "Model Answer" allows you to present to the students an example of the kind of submission you want them to submit. Beside "Model Answer," click Add Type the model answer in the box provided, or add it as an attachment by clicking Add Attachments. From the "Show to students" drop-down menu, select when you want students to see this model answer. Click Save "Private Note" is for your own notes, or to share with other instructors. You can use this option to share grading criteria, or other information. Beside "Private Note," click Add Type the note into the box provided From the "Share" drop-down menu, select whether or not to share this note with the other instructors. Click Save "All Purpose Item" can be used to share information with various groups, roles, and at specific date and times. One use for this item would be to share a Grading Rubric with your other instructors and/or TAs. Beside "All Purpose Item," click Add Give the All Purpose Item a Title Type your information in the box provided, and/or add an attachment by clicking Add Attachments. "Show this item" is selected by default. You may specify specific dates by checking the box beside "From" and "Until" and choosing the appropriate dates and times from the drop-down menus. Choose "Hide this item" if you want to hide it for now and manually change that to "show this item" at a later time. Under the heading "Show to," check the box beside the role(s) you want to see this item. Click Save Post

Post - When you click Post, your Assignment is set to become available on the date and time you set for your Open Date. Preview - Allows you to see the options you have chosen for this Assignment in one screen so that you can verify that everything is set as you wanted. This is not the same as Student View. There is a Student View option on the Preview screen that will show you the Assignments as your students will see it. Save Draft saves the work you have done on your Assignment so far, but does not post it for students. Cancel closes the Assignment without saving your changes. Student View

Once your Assignments are posted, you can use the "Student View" link at the top of the Assignment List to view all Assignments as students. You also have the option to submit as a student.

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