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The assignment module allows teachers to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback including grades.
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{{Note|New to Assignment? Try our '''[[Assignment quick guide]].'''}}
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[[File:newdocsassignment1.png|thumb||Student view of an assignment]]
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[[File:assignmentgrading3.png|thumb|Teacher view of an assignment]]
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The 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. It can also be used to remind students of 'real-world' assignments they need to complete offline, such as art work, and thus not require any digital content.  
  
[[Image:Assignment example.jpg|frame|center]]
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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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==Assignment (Submission) types==
* [[Using Assignment]] ""needs rewriting""
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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.
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* [[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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'''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.
  
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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'''File submissions:''' Students can upload files of any type the teacher specifies. The teacher can specify the maximum number of files which may be uploaded and a maximum size for each file.  
  
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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Students may be able to add a note (comment) to their teacher when the submit their work.
  
''Note: The assignment module has undergone a significant rewrite for Moodle 2.3 and both the old assignment module with four subtypes (renamed as 'Assignments 2.2') and the new assignment module are included in Moodle 2.3. This allows administrators to transition users from the old assignment type to the new one and upgrade old assignments to the new one using the [[Upgrade tool|Assignment upgrade tool]]. Documentation on the old assignment module is available in the 2.2 documentation wiki: https://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Assignment_module.''
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==Feedback types==
  
== See also ==
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Teachers may give feedback in various ways.
  
*[[Workshop module]] allows peer to peer evaluations
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Students may upload documents such as .docx, odt and PDF and the teacher can annotate directly on the student’s submission (requires [http://www.ghostscript.com/ Ghostscript] and [[Universal Office Converter (unoconv)|unoconv]] to be installed by an admin).
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With online text submissions, if the teacher sets “'''Comment inline'''” to ‘yes’ they will be able to give feedback on the student’s submission directly in one of two ways:
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# The student’s submission will appear in the feedback comments box (if enabled) so teachers can annotate on it and add their feedback comments in the same area.
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# If the admin settings allow it, the student’s submission will appear in a large box to the left, allowing the teacher to annotate using comments, highlighting, stamps and other features.
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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]]
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Latest revision as of 08:28, 1 June 2017

Note: New to Assignment? Try our Assignment quick guide.


Student view of an assignment
Teacher view of an assignment

The 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. It can also be used to remind students of 'real-world' assignments they need to complete offline, such as art work, and thus not require any digital content.

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 (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 specifies. The teacher can specify the maximum number of files which may be uploaded and a maximum size for each file.

Students may be able to add a note (comment) to their teacher when the submit their work.

Feedback types

Teachers may give feedback in various ways.

Students may upload documents such as .docx, odt and PDF and the teacher can annotate directly on the student’s submission (requires Ghostscript and unoconv to be installed by an admin).

With online text submissions, if the teacher sets “Comment inline” to ‘yes’ they will be able to give feedback on the student’s submission directly in one of two ways:

  1. The student’s submission will appear in the feedback comments box (if enabled) so teachers can annotate on it and add their feedback comments in the same area.
  2. If the admin settings allow it, the student’s submission will appear in a large box to the left, allowing the teacher to annotate using comments, highlighting, stamps and other features.

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?