Assignment settings

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.4. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle is likely available here: Assignment settings.

Template:Assignments An Assignment is an activity that a teacher can select by a pull down menu in a course topic or week section. This page is about the Assignment settings, also found with the Update Assignment button.

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Test Prep

12:00 April 4- 12:00 May 4

Due date

And this prevents students from submitting their assignments after this date.

The Due date field works in much the same way as the Available from field with a few small differences. Unchecking the “Disable” checkbox activates the Due date option and you have the same ability to select a day, month, year, and time. If the checkbox is checked, then the due date will be not be applied.

As with the Available from setting, the Due date defines when learners are able to submit their assignment. However, with the Due date settings, you also have the Prevent late submissions option (below the date and time fields). Setting Prevent late submissions to Yes will prevent learners from being able to submit this assignment after the Due date. If you set Prevent late submissions to No, then learners can submit the assignment as long as the assignment is visible or accessible to them.

Both the Available from and Due dates are displayed for learners in the assignment details, but the Due date is also marked in the course Calendar as a visible reminder for participants. Furthermore, the indicator on the calendar will actually link learners directly to the activity!

Your use of the Available from and Due date settings will probably be dependent on the overall structure of your course. If you are facilitating an open ended course or a course with rolling enrollment, then you might find it easier to not apply the Available from and Due date settings (uncheck the boxes). This arrangement will allow the learners to access the assignments according to their own schedule and progress within the course. Alternatively, if you are working within a more structured format or adhering to a timeline, the Available from and Due date settings are useful for keeping learners on schedule. Using the Available from setting will make it possible for learners to preview upcoming activities, while at the same time, prevent them from finishing the course in the first week and not returning for additional activities or information. Likewise, the Due dates help keep the learners from lagging too far behind and decrease the likelihood that the learner will become overwhelmed by having to complete several weeks worth of work at once.

Prevent late submissions

Set to "No", assignments submitted after the due date will be marked as late, but students will still be able to submit them. Set to "Yes", assignment submission will be blocked after the due date.

Settings for specific assignment types (1.7 onwards)

Each assignment type, except offline assignment, has further settings which are detailed on the relevant assignment type pages:

6th Grade Study Guide Lessons 1-5 Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences

4 Write an adjectival phrase in the blank.

ex: I’d like some of that cake ___ . _____________

      Paintings ___ were on the walls.		_____________

4 Write an adverbial phrase in the blank. ex: Sally ran ___. _____________

     	     The sandcastle was built____.		_____________

7 Underline the prepositional phrase in each sentence. Mark whether the phrase is adjectival or adverbial.

 Adjectival	  Adverbial 

ex: Grandma came to the house. The group of students sat together. She talked into the microphone.

4 Write the simple subject and the simple predicate. Subject Predicate ex: Mrs. Leciejewski gave us homework. ___________ ___________ The men explored the volcano. ___________ ___________

5 Add words to create a complete sentence. ex: into the tunnel _________________________________________________________

      pizza with pepperoni

_________________________________________________________

5 Separate the subject from the predicate with a line ex: Erica won the grand prize. The green grass was very long.

3 Writing sentences that have a compound subject, predicate, or both.

4 Mark whether sentence is natural or inverted. Natural Inverted ex: Through the woods ran the jogger. The teacher read a story to the children.

4 Mark the correct type of sentence declar, interr, imper, or exclam. ex: I saw a goose on the way to school. Dec Int Imp Exc Hand me that pencil. Dec Int Imp Exc 4 Underline the subject and predicate in the independent clause in each compound sentence. Circle the coordinate conjunction. ex: Sheila sang a song, but Julie danced a jig. She looked angry, yet she did not yell.

2 Combine each pair of simple sentences to form one compound sentence. ex: We may go to the movies tonight. We may go bowling. ______________________________________________________________

Common module settings

Group mode

When course group mode is turned on, the group mode can be one of three levels: no groups, separate groups or visible groups.

Visible

Choose whether to Show or Hide the assignment

ID number

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.

Tips and tricks

  • Want to use an Assignment activity again? Copy the assignment by backing up the course and selecting just the assignment, with or without students and their data. Restore the backup to the same course or to a new course. Move the copied assignment and or edit it.
  • Want to use an Assignment activity in another course you teach? Use the import function in the course administration block.

See also