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Instructors - Managing Group Submissions in Assignments

You can create groups of learners in an assignment. Every group will have unique learners; one learner cannot be assigned to more than one group.

This article will guide you on:

Allowing group submissions in an assignment

2. Click Submission in assignment settings.

3. Select the number of Maximum submissions allowed from the drop-down list. This restricts the number of times submission(s) can be made for this assignment.

Note: If group submission is enabled, then any member of the group can attempt the assignment any number of times till the total number of overall attempts doesn't exceed the number of Maximum submissions allowed.

4. Enable Allow group submissions. The icon will turn green.

5. On publishing, a confirmation message appears.

Note: All the members of the classroom will be considered as "Individual groups" until you add them in a group.

Creating group(s) for group submission in an assignment

1. Click Assessments of the classroom which has the required assignment.

Creating group(s) for group submission in an assignment

2. Click the required assignment.

3. Click Manage groups.

4. Type in the group name and click Create.

5. A group is created. Click Remove if you want to remove the group.

6. Similarly, you can create more than one group. After you have created the required number of groups, click Save groups.

7. A confirmation message appears.

Assigning learner(s) to any group in an assignment

1. After you have created the group(s), you can assign the learner(s) which are associated with the classrooms to the required group(s).

Note: Unassigned learners will be treated as Individual groups. Also, a single user cannot be assigned to multiple groups.

Assigning learner(s) to any group in an assignment

2. Drag learners to their respective groups one by one.

3. Click Save groups after you have added learners to their respective groups.

4. A confirmation message appears.

Viewing file submissions made by group members

Regardless of the number of members in a group, the submissions made by its group members will be same for all members.

1. Click Assessments of the classroom which has the required assignment.

2. Click the required assignment.

3. You will see a table containing list of learners who have access to this assignment along with their submission information, if any, on the assignment landing page. Here you can notice that Adam Lambert and Jessica Karl belong to the same group (Alpha).

4. Click View Submission under Submission Info corresponding to Adam Lambert.

Note: If a single user from a group makes a submission, the instructor can see View Submission for all learners, who belong to that group.

5. Read the submission content made by learner.

6. Similarly, click View Submission under Submission Info corresponding to Jessica Karl and view the answer sheet.

Note: The file submissions made by both members of the group is same because it is a group submission.

Entering and publishing marks in an assignment (with group submission enabled)

1. Click Assessments of the classroom which has the required assignment.

Entering and publishing marks in an assignment (with group submission enabled)

2. Click the required assignment.

3. You will see a table containing list of learners who have access to this assignment along with their submissions information, if any, on the assignment landing page.

4. Click View Submission under Submission Info of the required group member.

5. Answer sheet opens. In the right sidebar the instructor can see the group that the submission belongs to. The list of members who belong to that group, along with input score fields for each member is displayed under Score. Enter the required marks and click Save score.

Note: Marks of all the members of a group can be allotted from the answer sheet of any one of them. Also, the scores doesn't have to be the same for each member.

6. Click Publish score to publish the scores of one or more member of the group.

FAQs

1. Can any learner remove himself from a group?

No, only an instructor can remove any learner from a group.

2. What happens when you remove a learner from a group?

When you remove a learner from a group, he/she will be considered as an individual group and will be required to make individual submissions.

3. Can learners see scores of their group members?

No, learners can not see scores of their group members.

4. Do i have to allot equal marks to all the learners in a group?

For auto-evaluated questions, all the learners in a group will get equal marks, but for open-ended questions (like online quiz, which may have open-ended questions and assignment are always created with an open-ended question) you can allot different marks for each learner in a group.

5. Can learners resubmit a group assignment?

If you have created an assignment with maximum number of attempts as one, and one member of a group makes the submission, then other members of that group would not be able to make any submissions because the maximum number of attempts are already reached. They can contact you to ask for increment in maximum number of attempts so that they can resubmit the assignment.

Alternatively, if you have allowed multiple submissions, then learners will be able to resubmit a Group Assignment until the maximum number of attempts are reached.

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