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How to Set Up an Assignment

Goal

After completing this how-to you will have knowledge needed to set up an assignment.  Access the Assignments topic page for other articles related to assignments.

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1.  To set up an assignment in the Activities tool, select the "Activities" icon in the navbar.

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2.  Choose "Assignments" from the Activities menu.

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3.  Select the "New Assignment" button.

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4.  Enter the title of the assignment which should match the title of the assignment html page created in the course menu.

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5.  The instructions text box should contain a link to the Assignment html page in the course menu.  Paste the following text into the Instruction text box:  For detailed information, instructions, and resources, please review [Title of Assignment]. See example below.  This will guide students to the html page where the full instructions, resources, background, etc. live.

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6.  Highlight the assignment title located within the instruction text box and select the quicklink symbol.

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7.  From the Quicklink menu, select Course Menu.

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8.  From the Course Menu, choose the workshop/module that the assignment lives within.

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9.  Select the pencil icon next to the desired assignment.

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10.  Make sure that the exact title of the assignment appears in the Title box and select "Insert".

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11.  In the Attachments section, faculty can add attachments as well as audio and video files.

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12.  In the "Assignment Type" section, choose whether the assignment is an individual assignment or a group assignment.

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13.  In the "Submission Type" section, choose the type of file needed for this specific assignment.

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14.  In the "Files Allowed Per Submission" section, choose the number of files that will be permitted per submission.

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15.  In the "Submissions" section, chose whether all submissions will be kept, only the recent submission will be kept, or to allow only one submission to be made.

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16.  In the "Notification Email" section, faculty can add their email address if they would like to be notified by email each time a new submission is made to a specific assignment.

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17.  In the "Category" section, the assignment can be tied to a workshop or module.

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18.  In the "Score Out Of" section, enter the total possible score for the assignment.

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19.  In the "Grade Item" section, associate the assignment to the grade item.

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20.  Within the "Rubrics" section, a specific rubric can be tied to the assignment.

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20a. Select the "Add Rubric" button and choose a rubric from the displayed list by placing a checkmark in the "Select Assignment Title" checkbox located next to the correct rubric.

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20b. Once the correct rubric has been chosen, select the "Add Selected" button.

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21.  In the event that more than one rubric is associated with an assignment, choose the default scoring rubric in the "Default Scoring Rubric" section.

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22.  In the ePortfolio Artifacts section, placing a checkmark in the "Allow users to add this folder to their ePortfolio" will allow students to add this folder's feedback page to their ePortfolio as a certified artifact.

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23.  Selecting the "Save and Close" or "Save" button will save the Assignment that you just created.

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