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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.
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==About the assignment activity==
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[[File:newdocsassignment1.png|thumb||Student view of an assignment]]
  
[[Image:Assignment example.jpg|frame|center]]
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[[File:assignment video.png|frame|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NcUp9oyOGo Assignment: Submitted work screencast]]]
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Moodle's assignment activity provides a space into which students can submit work for teachers to grade and give feedback on. This saves on paper and is more efficient than email. Student submissions are together on one screen of your course. You can require them to submit one or several files and/or to type text essays. It is possible to have them submit work as a group and you can also choose as a teacher to grade their work 'blind' in other words not to see the identities of those who have submitted assignments. Assignments can have deadlines and cut off dates - which you can also extend if necessary.
  
* [[Assignment settings]]
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To add an assignment you should turn on the editing and select it from the Activity chooser.
* [[Using Assignment]]
 
* [[Assignment FAQ]]
 
* [[Assignment upgrade tool]]
 
  
Students can submit any digital content (files), including, for example, word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, audio and video clips.  Assignments don't necessarily have to consist of file uploads.  Alternatively, teachers can ask students to type directly into a text field in Moodle. Or they can ask student to do both, upload a file or files and type text directly into Moodle. An assignment activity can also be set up to not accept any student submissions and serve as a reminder to students of a 'real-world' assignment they need to complete and to record grades in Moodle for activities that don't have an online component.  
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==Assignment (Submission) types==
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Students can type directly into Moodle, upload files or add media. The options are in the Submission types section and if you don't see a particular option, get the admin to check the Site administration settings in [[Assignment settings]] documentation.
  
An assignment has an 'available from' date before which no students can submit anything, and a due date, after which teachers can choose not to accept submissions any more.  
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'''Online text:'''  Text typed into the [[Atto editor]] is automatically saved and the teacher can set a Word limit which will display a warning if students exceed it.
  
Markers can choose to be notified every time a student submits an assignment, or only for late submissions. Markers can choose to give students feedback in the form of text or uploaded files.
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'''File submissions:''' Students can upload files of any type the teacher can open. The teacher can select a maximum number of files to upload and a maximum size for each file. This will depend on the site settings. If a student uploads a PDF file, the teacher can annotate it within the browser and once saved, these annotations are available for the student. (If you don't have this, get the admin to check Ghostscript is enabled.)
  
== See also ==
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Students may be able to add a note (comment) to their teacher when the submit their work if this has been enabled sitewide by the administrator.
  
*[[Workshop module]] allows peer to peer evaluations
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==Feedback types==
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Teachers may give feedback in various ways. The options available are in the Feedback types section and if you don't see a particular option, get the admin to check the Site administration settings in the  [[Assignment settings]] documentation.
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'''Comment inline:'''  With online text submissions, this allows the teacher to give feedback directly on the students's work, in a similar way to grading on paper.
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'''Feedback comments:''' allows graders to leave comments about the students' submissions as well as grades.
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'''Offline grading worksheet''' gives the teacher  a link to download the grading list as a spreadsheet. They will then be able to enter grades and feedback comments offline and then re-upload the sheet. See [[Using Assignment]] for more information.
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'''Feedback files''' allows graders to upload files with feedback when marking. These files may be the marked up student assignments, documents with comments, a completed marking guide, or spoken audio feedback.
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==Grading assignments==
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Assignments may be graded with simple [[Grade points]] or customisable [[Scales]]. If you change the Grading method to Advanced grading, you can then use a [[Marking guide]] or [[Rubric]]
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==Need more information?==
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*[[Assignment settings]]
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*[[Using Assignment]]
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*[[Assignment FAQ]]
  
 
[[Category:Assignment]]
 
[[Category:Assignment]]

Revision as of 07:32, 2 October 2015


About the assignment activity

Student view of an assignment

Moodle's assignment activity provides a space into which students can submit work for teachers to grade and give feedback on. This saves on paper and is more efficient than email. Student submissions are together on one screen of your course. You can require them to submit one or several files and/or to type text essays. It is possible to have them submit work as a group and you can also choose as a teacher to grade their work 'blind' in other words not to see the identities of those who have submitted assignments. Assignments can have deadlines and cut off dates - which you can also extend if necessary.

To add an assignment you should turn on the editing and select it from the Activity chooser.

Assignment (Submission) types

Students can type directly into Moodle, upload files or add media. The options are in the Submission types section and if you don't see a particular option, get the admin to check the Site administration settings in Assignment settings documentation.

Online text: Text typed into the Atto editor is automatically saved and the teacher can set a Word limit which will display a warning if students exceed it.

File submissions: Students can upload files of any type the teacher can open. The teacher can select a maximum number of files to upload and a maximum size for each file. This will depend on the site settings. If a student uploads a PDF file, the teacher can annotate it within the browser and once saved, these annotations are available for the student. (If you don't have this, get the admin to check Ghostscript is enabled.)

Students may be able to add a note (comment) to their teacher when the submit their work if this has been enabled sitewide by the administrator.

Feedback types

Teachers may give feedback in various ways. The options available are in the Feedback types section and if you don't see a particular option, get the admin to check the Site administration settings in the Assignment settings documentation.

Comment inline: With online text submissions, this allows the teacher to give feedback directly on the students's work, in a similar way to grading on paper.

Feedback comments: allows graders to leave comments about the students' submissions as well as grades.

Offline grading worksheet gives the teacher a link to download the grading list as a spreadsheet. They will then be able to enter grades and feedback comments offline and then re-upload the sheet. See Using Assignment for more information.

Feedback files allows graders to upload files with feedback when marking. These files may be the marked up student assignments, documents with comments, a completed marking guide, or spoken audio feedback.

Grading assignments

Assignments may be graded with simple Grade points or customisable Scales. If you change the Grading method to Advanced grading, you can then use a Marking guide or Rubric

Need more information?