Moodle 2.7 Assignments
The assignment module allows teachers to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback including grades. The work students submit is visible only to the teacher and not to the other students unless a a group assignment is selected.
Step 1 Editing
Login to course and Turn editing on, located in the Course administration.
Step 2 Add
Click on the “Add an activity or resource” , there is a pop-up window that will have all the activities and resources listed.
Step 3 General
Give your Assignment a name (e.g. “Report on Topic 1 Content”). The title entered here will be the name that learners see in the course content area. Learners will click on this name to view the details of the assignment and, if applicable, submit their work.
The description of the assignment, which should include precise instructions for students regarding the subject of the assignment, the form, in which it should be submitted, the grading criteria etc.
Step 4 Availability
Section allows you to determine the assignment characteristics, due dates, when students will be able to submit etc.
Allow submissions from
Setting prevents students from submitting their assignment before the shown date. This option allows a teacher to set a day, month, year and time (24 hour clock) from which learners can begin to submit their assignments. Please note that this setting does not hide the activity from the learners. Instead, the learner will see the activity, be able to view the instructions and use any materials you have included in the description, but the learner will not be able to submit or complete the assignment until the Allow submissions from date.
Setting prevents students from submitting their assignment after the shown date. This option allows a teacher to set a day, month, year and time (24 hour clock) before which learners must submit their assignment. By default the Due date is Enabled (ticked) and is set at 7 days ahead of the day and time you selected Add Assignment. To disable this feature, simply ensure the Enable check box is not marked.
Notes on Date Settings
The Due date is displayed for learners in the assignment details, and is also marked in the course Calendar as a visible reminder for participants and provides a link to the activity.
Is the date beyond which students will not be able to send in their assignment as the button for doing so will no longer be displayed. After that date (or time) a teacher may, on request, grant an extension by going to the class assignment grading screen, clicking the “Edit” column and choosing “grant extension” for the relevant student.
Always show description
This setting is used in conjunction with the Allow submissions from setting. If it is set to Yes, the assignment Description will become visible to students at the Allow submissions from date. If it is set to No, the assignment Description will be hidden from students until the Allow submissions from date, only the assignment Name will be displayed (as shown below).
Step 5 Submission types
Allow you to determine how you would like your students to submit their assignment.
Allows learners are able to compose and edit text on screen using the standard Moodle HTML Editor.
Allows learners to upload and edit one or more files to form their final submission.
Students may leave comments into a text area associated with the assignment. Comments can be used for communication with the grading person, assignment progress description, to let students alert the marker about which file is the master file (in case of inter-linked files), or any other type of communication between student and marker.
Maximum number of uploaded files
This setting determines the maximum number of files which may be uploaded by each learner. As this figure is not displayed anywhere, it is suggested that it is mentioned in the assignment Description.
Maximum submission size
Specifies the size per file of each of the files that the students can upload as part of their submission. (Activity upload limit is 20MB)
Step 6 Feedback settings
Allow you to determine the type of feedback you will provide to students.
The marker can leave feedback comments for each submission.
Off-line grading worksheet
The teacher will be able to download and upload a worksheet with student grades when marking the assignments.
The teacher will be able to upload files with feedback when marking the assignments. These files may be, but are not limited to marked up student submissions, documents with comments or spoken audio feedback.
Step 7 Submission settings
Require students click submit button
If enabled, students will have to click a Submit button to declare their submission as final. This allows students to keep a draft version of the submission on the system. If this setting is changed from "No" to "Yes" after students have already submitted those submissions will be regarded as final.
Require that student accept the submission statement
Require that students accept the submission statement for all submissions to this assignment.
Determines how student submission attempts are reopened. The available options are:
Never - The student submission cannot be reopened.
Manually - The student submission can be reopened by a teacher.
Automatically until pass - The student submission is automatically reopened until the student achieves the grade to pass value set in the Gradebook (Categories and items section) for this assignment.
The maximum number of submissions attempts that can be made by a student. After this number of attempts has been made the student's submission will not be able to be reopened.
Step 8 Group Submission Settings
When course group mode is turned on, the group mode can be one of three levels: No groups, Separate groups or Visible groups.
Students submit in groups
If enabled students will be divided into groups based on the default set of groups or a custom grouping. A group submission will be shared among group members and all members of the group will see each others changes to the submission.
Require all group members submit
If enabled, all members of the student group must click the submit button for this assignment before the group submission will be considered as submitted. If disabled, the group submission will be considered as submitted as soon as any member of the student group clicks the submit button.
Grouping for student groups
This is the grouping that the assignment will use to find groups for student groups. If not set - the default set of groups will be used.
Step 9 Notifications
Notify graders about submissions
In previous Moodle versions this setting was singular and was known as “Email alerts to teachers”.
Notify Graders about late submissions
If enabled, graders (usually teachers) receive a message whenever a student submits an assignment late. Message methods are configurable.
Default setting for "Notify students"
Set the default value for the "Notify students" check box on the grading form.
Step 10 Grade
Select the type of grading used for this activity. If "scale" is chosen, you can then choose the scale from the "scale" dropdown. If using "point" grading, you can then enter the maximum grade available for this activity.
Choose the advanced grading method that should be used for calculating grades in the given context. To disable advanced grading and switch back to the default grading mechanism, choose 'Simple direct grading'.
Is an advanced grading method where a teacher enters a comment per criterion and a mark up to a maximum.
Blind marking hides the identity of students from markers. Blind marking settings will be locked once a submission or grade has been made in relation to this assignment.
Use marking workflow
If enabled, marks will go through a series of workflow stages before being released to students. This allows for multiple rounds of marking and allows marks to be released to all students at the same time.
Use marking allocation
If enabled together with marking workflow, markers can be allocated to particular students.
Step 11 Common module settings
When course group mode is turned on and force is set to no, the group mode can be one of three levels on the assignment activity level: no groups, separate groups or visible groups.
There are no groups and all students submit their assignments in one Assignment area
Students submit their assignments within a separate Group based submission area and teachers/trainers can sort submissions by Group or view All Participants.
All students submits their assignment within a single Assignment area but may choose which Group to associate their submission with before uploading. Teachers/trainers can sort submissions by Group or view All Participants.
Visible - assignment activity
Choose whether to Show or Hide the assignment
ID number - assignment activity
Setting an ID number provides a way of identifying the assignment for grade calculation purposes. If the activity is not included in any grade calculation then the ID number field can be left blank.
The ID number can also be set on the edit grade calculation page in the Gradebook, though it can only be edited on the update activity page of the module in a course context.
The ID number may also be used in integrations with other software.
Step 12 Restrict access
The restrict access section asks for the conditions when the activity (or resource) should be visible. This can be based upon dates, and/or score ranges of other activities and/or if other activities are considered completed. Note that ALL access restrictions (date, grade condition, activity completion condition) have to be met in order for the activity to be made available.
The Access from date determines the day, month and year students may first access the activity via the assignment name link on the course page. To activate this option, click in the Enable check-box to add a tick.
This setting determines any grade conditions which must be met in order for students to access the activity. Multiple grade conditions may be set using the 'Add 2 grade conditions to form' button. If there are multiples completion conditions applied to an activity, it will only be accessible to learners when all grade conditions are met.
Before activity can be accessed
Before a learner has fulfilled the the Grade Conditions specified above and the activity is still inaccessible to them, you can choose whether to show the activity grayed-out on the course page with the grade conditions listed (restriction information) or to hide the activity from learner view entirely.
Step 12 Save or Cancel
-Allows to save and go back to main Moodle page.
- Allows to save and display new page/activity.
- will not save any changes, and send back to main Moodle page.