This article will guide you on how to:
Adding an assignment
1. Click the global Add (+). You can add a post from anywhere on any page by just clicking '+' at the top-right corner of the page.
4. Open the Sharing pane and select the classrooms with which you want to share your assignment.
Note: If you trying to share a post from classroom page, then that classroom will be auto selected in the "Share with" drop down field.
6. Fill in the Maximum score. If a rubric is used, the score is filled up automatically based on the rubric's maximum score.
7. Tick the required Mode of submission. There are three modes that are available to you:
- Allow file submission - To allow learner to upload a file for submission.
- Allow textual submission - To allow learner to type out their answers. You can set a limit on the number of characters or words that will be allowed for the submission.
- Allow audio submission - To allow learner to upload an audio file for submission.
(Note: Tick Lock Google Document after submission to prevent learners from making any changes to the Google document, after submitting it.)
8. Tick Allow audio submission to allow learner(s) to attach audio files to their assignment.
Note: Audio submission works only when file submission is allowed for the learner(s).
9. Optionally, you can also attach a file to the assignment by clicking Choose File button. Click Choose from Google to choose a Google doc from Google Drive.
11. Tag will prove useful when someone searches it in the question bank; he/she would be able to find the question and use it in his/her assignment if required. Search is the primary use for which tags are added.
Note: The Instructors can search the questions of public assignments using tags in the question bank. In case an assignment is private and an instructor tries to search a question using a tag, then nothing will show up in the result.
12. Click Publish button to publish the assignment. Or you could click on Save as a Draft to save it as a draft for the time being and publish it later.
13. If you choose to Publish the assignment, you can tick Notify update to members to notify all classroom members of the published assignment. Notifying is a good way to make users aware of the new assignment that you have added. You can choose to notify either through a notification or through an email.
Editing an assignment
1. Click Assessments of the classroom in which you want to edit an assignment.
4. The assignment edit page allows you to update the assignment questions, change the submission mode, add or update rubric, and change the assignment settings.
6. If you choose to Update the assignment, you can tick Notify update to members to notify all classroom members of the updated assignment. Notifying is a good way to make users aware of the new assignment that you have added. You can choose to notify either through a notification, through an email or both.
Deleting an assignment
1. Click Assessments of the classroom in which you want to delete an assignment.
3. Click Assessments in the navigation breadcrumbs. You will be redirected to the assessments listing page.
6. You will be asked to confirm the assignment delete action. Click Delete if you are sure you want to delete the assignment.
Adding a rubric to an assignment
1. Click Assessments of the required classroom.
2. Click on the assignment to which you wish to add a rubric. The assignment page will open in a new tab.
Tracking Assessments Status
It is easy to track the status of assessments in Dash to keep up to date with how learners are doing with their assessment submissions.
2. You will be able to see the number of learners who have submitted the assessment out of the total learners with whom the assessment is shared. Click on it for further information.
3. You will be shown the list of learners who have not yet submitted the assessment. If you think they should be informed about their assessment pending status, you can send them a reminder.
Sending reminders is a very useful feature of Dash which allows you to send email reminders to the learners who are yet to submit their assessments. It is easy, fast and can be done in just a few clicks. Let us see how it is done:
3. A Send Email Reminder box opens. The Subject and reminder body field will already be filled with the necessary details to send a quick reminder. You can edit it as per your convenience.
4. The reminder body will contain the deadline/due date for the assessment along with the link, for learners to access the assessment directly from the email reminder.