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Creating and Managing Assignments

Adding an assignment

1. Click the global Add (+). You can add an assignment from any page by just clicking '+' at the top-right corner of the page.

 

2. Click Assignment.

3. You can also add an assignment from the materials page. On the Materials page, you have the freedom to add a new assignment at any desired location. For example, it can be at the top, in between two resources or right below the last item, a +Add link gives you the flexibility to add an assignment at the corresponding location.

4. Type in the assignment name and press Enter or click Create Assignment.

5.  A success message appears confirming that the assignment has been created. 

6. Type in the assignment instructions for the learners to go through.

7. You can attach documents to the assignment from your system, Google Drive or One Drive.

Note: You can attach multiple documents to your assignment at a time.

8. The selected document(s) will get attached to the assignment shortly.

9. Pick the Available From and Due date of the assignment. Available From is the date from which the assignment will be available to the learners and Due Date is the deadline for the learners to make the submissions to the assignment.

10. In case you wish to allow learners to make late submission after the assignment deadline then tick the Yes radio button and enter the late submission time frame by which learners should make an attempt to the assignment. The time frame could be in minute(s), hour(s) and day(s).

11. Enter the Maximum score. If a rubric is used, the score is filled up automatically based on the rubric's maximum score.

12. Tick the Enable grading and then click Set grade scheme to set a grade scheme to the assignment. A grading scheme is a set of criteria that measures varying levels of achievement in a classroom. Grading schemes are based on percentage ranges, and each percentage range is given a name (name value could be alphanumeric). A grade scheme can include any number of achievement levels.

13. Search for the grade scheme you wish to map to this assignment.

14. Click on the grade scheme name to select and then click Set grade scheme.

15. A success message appears to confirm that the selected grade scheme has been mapped to the assignment successfully.

16. Click x to remove the mapped scheme or click Change to replace the previously attached grade scheme.

17. Enter the assignment weightage if you want the scores obtained in this assignment to be considered for evaluation.

 18. Tick the required Mode of submission. There are three modes that are available to you:

  • File submission - To allow learner to upload files for submission.
  • Text - 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. Leave it empty if you do not wish to set a limit.
  • 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 they submit it.)

 

19. In case you want learners to work on this assignment in a group/team, then you can enabled group submission option for this assignment by just ticking the Yes button under the Allow group submission section and then create the groups and move the learners into respective groups.

20. Click to open the Sharing pane and select the classrooms with which you want to share your assignment. If you are trying to share an assignment from classroom newsfeed page, then that classroom will be auto selected in the "Share with" drop down field.

21. If you wish to share your assignment with the assessment bank , tick the Yes radio button and your assignments will be available in the assessment bank. It can now be reused by other instructors in their classrooms.

22. By default, the newly created assignment will be saved in Draft mode. Draft assignments are not available to the learners.  Click Publish to publish the assignment so that it becomes available for the learners.

23. In case you wish to revert published assignment into draft, then click ellipsis(...) icon and select Revert to Draft option from the drop-down menu.

Editing an assignment

1. Go to classroom's materials page.

2. Click on the assignment you want to edit.

3. The moment, you click on the assignment, it would open in the expanded view where you can make the changes you wish to make. Your changes will be auto-saved.

4. You can also change the maximum number of attempts value from 1 to some required value.

5. If you've allowed learners to make textual submission, then you can set characters/words limits.

6. All your changes will be automatically saved.

Assigning a rubric to an assignment

1. Edit an assignment. In the expanded view, click Grading block and then choose Assign rubric/objective.

2. Search for the rubric you wish to map to this assignment. Once you find the rubric of your choice, then click on the rubric title to select it and then click Attach to attach the rubric to this assignment.

3. The selected rubric will be mapped instantly and the assignment's maximum score will be overridden by the rubric's maximum score.

Copying an assignment

You can create a copy of an assignment in the same classroom or copy it to another classroom from the assignment settings. Let's see how you can do this:

Creating a copy of an assignment in the same classroom

1. On the Materials page, click the settings cog wheel of the required assignment.

2. Click Make a copy from the drop-down to create a copy of this assignment in this classroom.

3. The assignment will be copied and you will see the confirmation with a link to refresh the page.

4. Once you refresh the page, you will be able to locate the copied assignment at the bottom of the section from which you have copied the original assignment.

The assignment will be in draft state. Publish the assignment as per your requirement.

Copying an assignment to another classroom

1. On the Materials page, click the settings cog wheel of the required assignment.

2. Click Copy to... from the drop-down to create a copy of this assignment in your other classrooms.

3. Select the classroom in which you wish to make a copy of this assignment.

You can copy an assignment to only one classroom at a time.

4. Select the section in the target classroom in which you wish to copy the assignment. Then, click Copy here.

5. A confirmation message appears and the assignment will be copied to the selected classroom.

6. You can locate the copied assignment in the target classroom. It will be in placed at the bottom of the selected section.

The assignment will be in draft state. Publish the assignment as per your requirement.

Viewing learner's submissions

It is easy to track the status of an assignment's submission to keep up to date with how learners are doing with their assignment submissions.

1. In assignment's expanded view, you will be able to see the number of learners who have made submissions for the assignment out of the total learners with whom the assessment is shared. Click on View attempts to see more information on the Submissions page.

Note: You can also access the submissions page directly by clicking "View Attempts" from an assignments card / list view.

2. Here, you can also search for an individual learner's submission by typing his/her name in the Name search box and system would filter the results.

3. You also have the freedom to find out the list of learners how have made the submissions. To do this, you can simply apply Submitted filter from the Submission Status drop down field and system will filter the results for you. Similarly, you can use remaining filters on the View Attempts page.

4. Click View Attempts link next to the learner's name to view the learner's submission.

5. You can go through the learner's submission and grade it.

6. In case an assignment is shared with multiple classrooms and now you want to view attempts made by all the learners for that assignment, then click clicking here link and it will take you to all the submissions made for that assignment in all the classrooms.

Sending Reminders

Sending reminders is a very useful feature 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:

1. Go to View Attempts page of the assignment and then select Not Started filter from the Submission Status drop down. This will show the list of learners how have not yet started making submission to the assignment.

Note: Similarly, you can send reminders to learners whose submissions are in draft state.

2. Tick the check box corresponding to the learner(s) from the list as shown below.

3. Click Send reminder.

4. The reminder body will contain the assignment link, for learners to access the assignment directly from the email reminder. Click Send Email to send the reminder email.

Deleting an assignment

1. Go to classroom's materials page and click the assignment you wish to delete.

2. You can delete an assignment from the list/card view by clicking on the gear icon and selecting Delete Assignment option from the drop-down menu.

3. Click Yes, Delete! to confirm the delete action. Please note, this action can not be undone and the deleted assignment cannot be recovered.

4. You can also delete an assignment from its expanded view by clicking on the ellipsis(...) icon and selecting Delete Assignment from the drop-down menu.

Parent Visibility Toggle Setting (Gradebook)

By default, parents have access to all the assignments that are shared with their child when they have access to their gradebook. As an instructor, you can restrict this access by choosing to show or not show an assignment to parents in their child's gradebook. Let's see how you can do this:

1. Click to expand the required assignment.

2. Click to expand Sharing settings.

3. Under Make visible to parents setting, tick to enable Score and comments.

4. Once you tick this checkbox, then the score, any assessed rubric criteria, and comments on the current attempt (i.e. considered for grading) will be made visible to the parent(s) when they access their child's gradebook.

  • A parent will be able to view the score / comment(s) for an assignment only when the instructor publishes them for the learner to see.
  • Even if the score/comments are not published, as long as the setting is ticked, the assessment will be visible with the title and weightage to the parents.
  • If the Score and comments setting is unticked, the assessment will not be visible to parents when they access their child's gradebook.

5. Once you have enabled the Score and comments setting, you will be able to see a subsetting - Submissions. Ticking and enabling it will allow parents to view the actual attempt made by the learner along with any attached file. This view will be similar to how learner view their own attempts/records. Although, parents would not be able to add comments to the learner attempt/record.

The Submissions subsetting will be visible only if the Score and comments setting is enabled first.

Enabling 'Make visible to parents' setting on your site

In case you wish to enable these 'Make visible to parents' settings, you need to write to us. Also, kindly let us know whether you need this setting to be enabled automatically for all the existing assignments as well on the site. If not enabled, then all the existing assessments will not be visible to the parents in their child's gradebook.

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