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Creating and Managing Assignments

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.

Adding an assignment

2. Click Assignment.

3. Type in the assignment name.

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.

5. Type in any instructions you need to give to the user for submitting the assignment.

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.

10. You can also add a tag to your assignment. For this, type out the relevant tag name under Tag.

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.

14. A confirmation message appears.

Editing an assignment

1. Click Assessments of the classroom in which you want to edit an assignment.

Editing an assignment

2. Click on the assignment which you want to edit.

3. Click Edit to open the assignment edit page.

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.

5. Click Update once you are done making the changes.

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.

7. A confirmation message appears.

Deleting an assignment

1. Click Assessments of the classroom in which you want to delete an assignment.

Deleting an assignment

2. Click on the assignment which you want to delete.

3. Click Assessments in the navigation breadcrumbs. You will be redirected to the assessments listing page.

4. Click ellipsis (...) of the assignment that you want to delete.

5. Select Delete from the drop-down menu.

6. You will be asked to confirm the assignment delete action. Click Delete if you are sure you want to delete the assignment.

7. A confirmation message appears. The required assignment will be deleted.

Note: Deleting an assignment is a permanent change and cannot be done.

Adding a rubric to an assignment

1. Click Assessments of the required classroom.

Adding a rubric to an assignment

2. Click on the assignment to which you wish to add a rubric. The assignment page will open in a new tab.

3. Click Edit.

4. Note the Maximum score given for this assignment.

5. Click Add / Update rubric.

6. Click Use this for the rubric to be added to the assignment.

7. Click Update to save the changes.

Note: Rubric scores overwrites the assignment score.

8. If you notice, the MAXIMUM SCORE of the assignment has been changed to the rubric score.

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.

1. Click Assessments of the required classroom.

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

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:

2. Click Send Reminder.

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.

5. Click Send Email and your work is done. Remind your learners, make it easy for them to submit, and thus have a better submission rate for your assessments. All at your fingertips. That's one of the reason why Dash is so awesome!

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