An Assignment provides an efficient method of collecting and grading papers from students.
1. Click the Turn Editing On button in the upper right corner of the screen.
2. Click on Add an Activity or Resource in the lower right-hand corner of any Module,
3. From the menu that will open, select Assignment.
4. Enter a descriptive name in the Assignment Name field.
5. Enter instructions on page/word count, file type, formatting styles, etc. for students in the Description field.
6. In the Additional Files area, drag and drop or use the File Picker to add files students should download to complete this assignment.
7. Click the Availability heading to open it and configure:
- Allow submissions from: enable to select a date/time that students can start uploading their submissions.
- Due Date: enable to select a date/time that will appear on the calendar for this assignment. Submissions made after this due date will be accepted, but marked late.
- Cut Off Date: enable to select a date/time after which no submissions may be made.
- Remind me to grade by: enable to receive a reminder email and Dashboard message.
8. Click the Submission types heading to configure:
- Submission types: select either, both, or none of the options Online text and File submissions.
- Maximum number of uploaded files: set a limit to the number of files per student.
- Maximum submission size: set a limit to the file size.
- Accepted file types: enter the allowed file type, such as PDF, .docx, .pptx, etc. Moodle will prevent students from submitting the wrong file type. PDF is recommended.
9. Click the Feedback types heading to open it and select from the following options:
- Feedback comments: allows feedback to be typed directly into the grading screen.
- Annotate PDF: if a student submits a PDF, allows the instructor to draw and add notes directly onto their submission.
- Offline Grading Worksheet: allows the instructor to download a spreadsheet, fill it in with grades and feedback, and then upload the completed spreadsheet.
- Feedback files: allow the uploading of feedback documents into the grading screen.
10. To have students submit and receive grades in groups, read Use Groups Mode for Assignments.
11. Click the Grade heading to open it and enter the Maximum Grade for this Assignment.
12. Select the Grading Method:
- Simple direct grading: the instructor enters an overall grade for each student
- Grading Guide: the instructor uses a set of generalized criteria to provide grades within a set range. Read instructions to set up a Grading Guide.
- Rubric: the instructor uses a rigid set of criteria to provide pre-set point values. Read instructions to set up a Rubric.
13. When done, click Save. Choose Save and Display to immediately set up a Grading Guide or Rubric.
Return to the Assignments resource page for more information.