How to Create an Individual Assignment
Four submission types are available to instructors when creating assignments to allow evaluation of many different tasks.
- File submission: learners upload and submit a file to the assignment.
- Text submission: learners post text, image, or a link to their work in a text box within the assignment.
- On paper submission: learners submit a physical copy of their assignment directly to their instructor. No file upload is required to complete the assignment.
- Observed in person: allows instructors to observe learners as they perform tasks, such as in-class presentations, and evaluate them using Assignments. No file upload is required to complete the assignment.
This tutorial will demonstrate the creation of an individual assignment dropbox for a file submission, the most common type of assignment dropbox.
To Create an Individual Assignment Dropbox:
- On the navbar in your course, select "Assessment" > "Dropbox"
- On the "Dropbox Folders" page, click "New Folder."
- Enter a Name, Instructions, and add any Attachments.
(An attachment would be uploaded if you need to provide a file for students to use in completing the assignment.)
- Select the Assignment Type: Individual assignment
- Select the Submission type: File submission
- Set the number of Files Allowed Per Submission and the Submissions rules.
- To assign a score, in the Score Out Of field enter a value.
- To associate the assignment dropbox with the grade book, select the Grade Item (if you already created a grade item) or click New Grade Item. Note: Only numeric grade items can be associated with assignments.
- Enter the "Score out of" value. This value should match the value entered for the grade item.
- Select the "Save and Close" button.
- The Assignment Dropbox is hidden from student view by default. See the "Hide or Unhide Assignments" tutorial when you are ready unhide the assignment.
- You should also view the "Set Availability and Due Dates for Assignments" tutorial.
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