Assignment settings

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The process of creating a choice activity is divided into two stages. The first is the specification of the basic settings, including the assignment type. In the second one, you fill in the options specific for the type of assignment you are adding.

The first stage is filling in the following data:

Assignment name

A short name of the assignment. This will be displayed on the course's homepage.


Description

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.


Grade

The grade for the assignment is here specified. Choosing a number will become the maximum grade for this assignment. Apart from the numbers, one of the descriptive grades which have been defined for this course can also be picked.


Available from

Setting this date bans students from submitting their assignments before this date.


Due date

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


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.


Assignment type

There are a growing number of assignment types available:

  1. Offline activity
    This is useful when the assignment is performed outside of Moodle. It could be something elsewhere on the web or face-to-face.
    Students can see a description of the assignment, but can't upload files or anything. Grading works normally, and students will get notifications of their grades.
  1. Online text
    This assignment type asks users to edit a text, using the normal editing tools. Teachers can grade them online, and even add inline comments or changes.
    (If you are familiar with older versions of Moodle, this Assignment type does the same thing as the old Journal module used to do.)
  1. Upload a single file
    This type of assignment allows each participant to upload a single file, of any type.
    This might be a Word processor document, or an image, a zipped web site, or anything you ask them to submit.




After filling in all of the data above, click Next to proceed to the second step of setting up the assignment.