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This option allows everyone to see notifications of submissions in [[Recent activity]] reports and the Recent Activity Block, within a course context.  Note that the default for this option is Yes which means students will be able to see when classmates have submitted or updated any Assignments.
 
This option allows everyone to see notifications of submissions in [[Recent activity]] reports and the Recent Activity Block, within a course context.  Note that the default for this option is Yes which means students will be able to see when classmates have submitted or updated any Assignments.
  
=Activity Settings=
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=Assignment Activity Settings=
 
The following configuration options are available when creating or editing/updating any Assignment activity. Settings specific to each of the [[Assignment_module#Assignment_types|Assignment Types]] are detailed separately below.
 
The following configuration options are available when creating or editing/updating any Assignment activity. Settings specific to each of the [[Assignment_module#Assignment_types|Assignment Types]] are detailed separately below.
  
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Setting Prevent late submissions to Yes will prevent learners from being able to submit this assignment after the Due date (where specified). 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 but their submissions will be marked as late.
 
Setting Prevent late submissions to Yes will prevent learners from being able to submit this assignment after the Due date (where specified). 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 but their submissions will be marked as late.
  
==Grade==
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==Grade Settings==
  
The grade for the assignment is specified here. 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.
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===Grade===
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Specify the maximum grade or [[Scales|Scale]] to be applied to the assignment. If you will not be giving a grade for the assignment, choose No Grade.
  
If you will not be giving a grade for the assignment, choose No Grade.
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===Grade Category===
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Any custom [[Grade_categories|Grade Categories]] that have been created within your site or course will be listed here and will be available for selection.  Select the required Grade Category to add this assignment as a [[Grade_items|Grade item]] within this Category.
  
==Upload a single file settings==
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==Common module settings==
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=== Group mode ===
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When course group mode is turned on, the [[Groups|group mode]] can be one of three levels: No groups, Separate groups or Visible groups. 
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'''No groups''' - There are no groups and all students submit their assignments in one Assignment area
  
===Allow resubmitting===
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'''Separate groups''' - Students submit their assignments within a separate Group based submission area and teachers/trainers can sort submissions by Group or view All Participants.
By default, students cannot resubmit assignments once the teacher has graded them.  If you turn this option on, then students will be allowed to resubmit assignments after they have been graded (for you to re-grade). This may be useful if the teacher wants to encourage students to do better work in an iterative process.
 
  
To make a resubmission, it is important to note that the instructor does not have to do anything else for the user to make their resubmission, other than that one setting for ''Allow Resubmitting''. Even if they grade the assignment, the user needs only upload a file again to overwrite the old file, and then the submission will be marked as needing to be graded again in the ''View # submitted assignments'' page.
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'''Visible groups''' - 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.
  
Note: Moodle will sometimes appear not to be uploading a resubmitted assignment - you seem to be downloading the original assignment. This is a cache issue, in short, go to ''"Tools > Clear Recent History"'' in Firefox or ''"Tools > Delete Browsing History > Delete Temporary Files"'' in Windows Explorer. The newer file will then appear.
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===Visible===
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Choose whether to Show or Hide the assignment from learner view.  A hidden assignment will be displayed greyed out on the main course page for those with teacher, creator, manager or admin type roles but invisible to students/learners.
  
===Email alerts to teachers===
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===ID number===
If enabled, then teachers are alerted with a short email whenever students add or update an assignment submission.
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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.
  
Only teachers who are able to grade the particular submission are notified. So, for example, if the course uses separate groups, then teachers restricted to particular groups won't receive any notices about students in other groups.
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The ID number can also be set in the gradebook, though it can only be edited on the activity settings page.
  
===Maximum Size===
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==Restrict access settings==
This setting specifies the maximum size of the file which the students can upload as their submission. If your students are uploading word processing documents or spreadsheets, typically you only need to allow for a few megabytes. If your students are submitting multimedia projects or other files with many images or audio clips, then the space allowed will need to be larger.
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The [[Restrict_access_settings|Restrict access]] area becomes visible in Moodle activities and resource settings if [[Conditional_activities|Conditional Activities]] have been enabled.  
  
==Online text settings==
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===Allow access from===
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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 checkbox to add a tick.
  
===Allow resubmitting===
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===Allow access until===
By default, students cannot resubmit assignments once the teacher has graded themIf you turn this option on, then students will be allowed to resubmit assignments after they have been graded (for you to re-grade). This may be useful if the teacher wants to encourage students to do better work in an iterative process.
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The Access until date determines the day, month and year students may last access the activity via the assignment name link on the course pageTo activate this option click in the Enable checkbox to add a tick.
  
===Email alerts to teachers===
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'''Note:''' The difference between access from/to dates and availability settings for the activity is that outside the set dates the latter allows students to view the activity description, whereas access from/to dates prevent access completely.
If enabled, then teachers are alerted with a short email whenever students add or update an assignment submission.
 
  
Only teachers who are able to grade the particular submission are notified. So, for example, if the course uses separate groups, then teachers restricted to particular groups won't receive any notices about students in other groups.
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===Grade Condition===
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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.  See [[Conditional_activities_settings|Conditional Activities]] for more information.
  
===Comment Inline===
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===Before activity can be accessed===
If this option is selected, then the original submission will be copied into the feedback comment field during grading, making it easier to comment inline (using a different colour, perhaps) or to edit the original text. Of course even if the teacher makes inline comments and changes, the student's original submission is kept intact.
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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 greyed-out on the course page with the grade conditions listed (restriction information) or to hide the activity from learner view entirely.
  
If inline comments are not permitted, then the teacher will see the student’s submission and a separate area for making comments.
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=Assignment Type Specific Settings=
  
 
==Advanced uploading of files==
 
==Advanced uploading of files==
  
 
===Maximum size===
 
===Maximum size===
This setting specifies the maximum size per file of '''each''' of  the files that the students can upload as their submission. For example, if you set the limit to one megabyte, students can upload files up to one megabyte in size.  If your students are uploading word processing documents or spreadsheets, typically you only need to allow for a few megabytes. If your students are submitting multimedia projects or other files with many images or audio clips, then the space allowed will need to be larger.
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This setting specifies the maximum size per file of '''each''' of  the files that the students can upload as part of their submission. This maximum upload size may only be equal to or less than the course limit (which in turn may only be equal to or less than the site limit)
 
 
Remember there are other places which can place limits on the maximum file size.  The course administration block, the site administration block and several server files which are outside the direct control of Moodle.
 
  
 
===Allow deleting===
 
===Allow deleting===
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===Maximum number of uploaded files===
 
===Maximum number of uploaded files===
Maximum number of files each participant may upload, this number is not shown to students.  It is a best practice to remind students of the actual number of requested files in assignment description. For example: "Only 3 files maybe uploaded in this assignment."
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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.
  
 
===Allow notes===
 
===Allow notes===
If enabled, students may enter notes into text area associated with the assignment.
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If enabled, students may enter notes into a text area associated with the assignment  
 
This text box can be used for communication with the grading person, assignment progress description or any other written activity.
 
This text box can be used for communication with the grading person, assignment progress description or any other written activity.
  
 
===Hide description before available date===
 
===Hide description before available date===
If enabled, assignment description is hidden before the opening date.
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If enabled, the assignment description is hidden before the "Available from" date. Only the assignment name is displayed.
  
 
===Email alerts to teachers===
 
===Email alerts to teachers===
If enabled, then teachers are alerted with a short email whenever students add or update an assignment submission.
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If enabled, teachers receive email notification whenever students add or update an assignment submission.
  
Only teachers who are able to grade the particular submission are notified. So, for example, if the course uses separate groups, then teachers restricted to particular groups won't receive any notices about students in other groups.
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Only teachers who are able to grade the particular assignment are notified. So, for example, if the course uses separate groups, teachers restricted to particular groups won't receive notification about students in other groups.
  
===Enable Send for marking button===
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===Enable 'Send for marking' button===
If enabled, students may progress from Draft status by clicking the Send For Marking button. The submission is then pushed through for grading.
 
  
NB this means that they can no longer edit their submission (to do so would risk invalidating any work their assessor had done on their submission). If students regret their decision and wish to edit, they need to request that somebody with editing access reverts them to Draft Status.
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Where grading is enabled, the "Send for marking" button allows students to indicate to the teacher that they have finished working on an assignment. The teacher may choose to revert the assignment to draft status (if it requires further work, for example).
  
As we know, the "Send For Marking" button pushes an assignment through for grading if enabled. After the send for marking button is pushed, to get back to that draft stage and remove their submission, the teacher must step in. This is also true if Send For Marking is never turned on; the teacher must take steps to give the student a chance to resubmit.
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'''Note:''' this means that the learner can no longer edit their submission (to do so would risk invalidating any work their assessor had done on their submission). If students regret their decision and wish to edit, they need to request that somebody with course editing access reverts them to Draft Status. This is also true if Send For Marking is never turned on and a submission is uploaded; the teacher must take steps to give the student a chance to resubmit.
  
 
To revert to the draft stage or let a student resubmit, click on the assignment activity, then click on ''View # submitted assignments,'' in the upper right. On the page with the roster and their submissions, click '''Grade''' (or '''Update''' for students who have already been graded) for the student who should get to resubmit. When the new window opens, click Revert to Draft at the lower right, or click the black '''X''' to delete their files.
 
To revert to the draft stage or let a student resubmit, click on the assignment activity, then click on ''View # submitted assignments,'' in the upper right. On the page with the roster and their submissions, click '''Grade''' (or '''Update''' for students who have already been graded) for the student who should get to resubmit. When the new window opens, click Revert to Draft at the lower right, or click the black '''X''' to delete their files.
  
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Marking and sending back work in Moodle  video:
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==Upload a single file settings==
  
<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahXhi3zLqs</mediaplayer>
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===Allow resubmitting===
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By default, students cannot resubmit assignments once the teacher has graded them.  If you turn this option on, then students will be allowed to resubmit assignments after they have been graded (for you to re-grade). This may be useful if the teacher wants to encourage students to do better work in an iterative process.
  
== Common module settings ==
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To make a resubmission, it is important to note that the instructor does not have to do anything else for the user to make their resubmission, other than that one setting for ''Allow Resubmitting''. Even if they grade the assignment, the user needs only upload a file again to overwrite the old file, and then the submission will be marked as needing to be graded again in the ''View # submitted assignments'' page.
  
=== Group mode ===
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Note: Moodle will sometimes appear not to be uploading a resubmitted assignment - you seem to be downloading the original assignment. This is a cache issue, in short, go to ''"Tools > Clear Recent History"'' in Firefox or ''"Tools > Delete Browsing History > Delete Temporary Files"'' in Windows Explorer. The newer file will then appear.
When course group mode is turned on, the [[Groups|group mode]] can be one of three levels: no groups, separate groups or visible groups.
 
  
;No groups
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===Email alerts to teachers===
:There are no groups and all students submit their assignments in one Assignment area
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If enabled, then teachers are alerted with a short email whenever students add or update an assignment submission.
  
;Separate groups
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Only teachers who are able to grade the particular submission are notified. So, for example, if the course uses separate groups, then teachers restricted to particular groups won't receive any notices about students in other groups.
:Students submit their assignments within a separate Group based submission area and teachers/trainers can sort submissions by Group or view All Participants.
 
  
;Visible groups
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===Maximum Size===
: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.
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This setting specifies the maximum size of the file which the students can upload as their submission. If your students are uploading word processing documents or spreadsheets, typically you only need to allow for a few megabytes. If your students are submitting multimedia projects or other files with many images or audio clips, then the space allowed will need to be larger.
  
=== Visible ===
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==Online text settings==
Choose whether to Show or Hide the assignment
 
  
=== ID number ===
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===Allow resubmitting===
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.
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By default, students cannot resubmit assignments once the teacher has graded them.  If you turn this option on, then students will be allowed to resubmit assignments after they have been graded (for you to re-grade). This may be useful if the teacher wants to encourage students to do better work in an iterative process.
  
==Tips and tricks==
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===Email alerts to teachers===
*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.
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If enabled, then teachers are alerted with a short email whenever students add or update an assignment submission.
*Want to use an Assignment activity in another course you teach?  Use the import function in the course administration block.
 
  
==Site administration settings==
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Only teachers who are able to grade the particular submission are notified. So, for example, if the course uses separate groups, then teachers restricted to particular groups won't receive any notices about students in other groups.
  
The assignment module has additional settings which may be changed by an administrator in ''Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Assignment''.
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===Comment Inline===
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If this option is selected, then the original submission will be copied into the feedback comment field during grading, making it easier to comment inline (using a different colour, perhaps) or to edit the original text. Of course even if the teacher makes inline comments and changes, the student's original submission is kept intact.
  
===Maximum size===
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If inline comments are not permitted, then the teacher will see the student’s submission and a separate area for making comments.
 
 
This is for setting the default maximum file upload size (subject to course and site limits).
 
 
 
===Count===
 
 
 
This is the setting to choose whether to count the number of words or the number of letters in an online text assignment.
 
  
===Show recent submissions===
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==Save or Cancel==
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To save your setting changes and to create your assignment activity choose either''' Save and return to course''' or '''Save and display'''.  To discard your changes click '''Cancel'''.
  
This is for setting whether students can see other students' recent [[Assignment submissions|assignment submissions]] in the [[Recent Activity block]] and the [[Full report of recent activity]]. Teachers can always see all recent submissions. If disabled, students can only see their own recent submissions.
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==Tips and Tricks==
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*Want to use an Assignment activity again in another Moodle site? 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.
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*Want to use an Assignment activity in another course you teach?  Use the Import function in the course administration block.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Peer_Review_Assignment_Type|Peer Review Assignment Type]] (contributed module)
 
* [[Peer_Review_Assignment_Type|Peer Review Assignment Type]] (contributed module)
 
* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=64755 How do I make assignments worth more than 100 points?] forum discussion
 
* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=64755 How do I make assignments worth more than 100 points?] forum discussion
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahXhi3zLqs Marking and sending back work in Moodle]
  
 
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This page describes the various configuration options available within the Assignment module - both at the Site level and the Activity level.

Module Settings

The following configuration options are available under Site Administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Assignment. They apply to all four Assignment Types .

Maximum size

An Administrator can specify the maximum size of any individual file uploaded within the Upload Single File or Advanced Upload of Files Assignment type across all courses on the site. This limit may be equal to or less than course file upload limit

Count

Applicable the Online Text Assignment type only, you can set whether Moodle automatically counts the number of words or letters of a submission. A word or number count is displayed in parenthesis to Teachers and Learners after the Last Edited date and time stamp within the Assignment submission.

Show recent submissions

This option allows everyone to see notifications of submissions in Recent activity reports and the Recent Activity Block, within a course context. Note that the default for this option is Yes which means students will be able to see when classmates have submitted or updated any Assignments.

Assignment Activity Settings

The following configuration options are available when creating or editing/updating any Assignment activity. Settings specific to each of the Assignment Types are detailed separately below.

To add a new Assignment activity to your course login with the appropriate access rights (e.g.editing teacher, course creator or administrator) and Turn Editing On. Within the required Week or Topic Block click on the Add Activity dropdown menu arrow and select one of the four different Assignment Types

To edit an existing Assignment activity, login to your course with the appropriate access rights (e.g.editing teacher, course creator or administrator) and Turn Editing On and select the Update icon against the relevant Assignment item. Alternatively, after logging into your course simply click on the name of the Assignment activity you wish to edit and then click the Edit Settings link under Assignment administration within the Settings block.

General settings

Assignment name

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.

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.

Use this area to describe the assignment and explain what learners are expected to do to complete this task. The assignment description can be as brief or as detailed as you feel is necessary to meet the needs of your learners. However, it is to your benefit to provide as much detail and information as possible, especially at the start of the course while you are still establishing procedures. Generally, the more information you are able to provide here the fewer questions and problems your learners will have completing the task.

The assignment description field can also be used to provide information or resources related to the assignment. An instructor, for example, could provide some literature, a video clip, an image, or a link to a webpage, and then ask the learners to use these materials in completing the task.

Available from

The Available from setting prevents students from submitting their assignment before the shown date.

This option allows an instructor 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 include in the description, but the learner will not be able to submit or complete the assignment until the Available from date.

By default the Available from date is Enabled (ticked) and is set at the day and time you selected Add Assignment. To Disable this feature simply ensure the Enable checkbox is not marked.

Due date

The Due date setting prevents students from submitting their assignment after the shown date.

This option allows an instructor to set a day, month, year and time (24 hour clock) before which learners must submit their assignment.

By default the Available from 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 checkbox is not marked.

Notes on Date Settings

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 and provides a link 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 enrolment, then you might find it easier to not apply the Available from and Due date settings. This arrangement will allow the learners to access the assignment 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

Setting Prevent late submissions to Yes will prevent learners from being able to submit this assignment after the Due date (where specified). 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 but their submissions will be marked as late.

Grade Settings

Grade

Specify the maximum grade or Scale to be applied to the assignment. If you will not be giving a grade for the assignment, choose No Grade.

Grade Category

Any custom Grade Categories that have been created within your site or course will be listed here and will be available for selection. Select the required Grade Category to add this assignment as a Grade item within this Category.

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.

No groups - There are no groups and all students submit their assignments in one Assignment area

Separate groups - Students submit their assignments within a separate Group based submission area and teachers/trainers can sort submissions by Group or view All Participants.

Visible groups - 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

Choose whether to Show or Hide the assignment from learner view. A hidden assignment will be displayed greyed out on the main course page for those with teacher, creator, manager or admin type roles but invisible to students/learners.

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.

The ID number can also be set in the gradebook, though it can only be edited on the activity settings page.

Restrict access settings

The Restrict access area becomes visible in Moodle activities and resource settings if Conditional Activities have been enabled.

Allow access from

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 checkbox to add a tick.

Allow access until

The Access until date determines the day, month and year students may last access the activity via the assignment name link on the course page. To activate this option click in the Enable checkbox to add a tick.

Note: The difference between access from/to dates and availability settings for the activity is that outside the set dates the latter allows students to view the activity description, whereas access from/to dates prevent access completely.

Grade Condition

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. See Conditional Activities for more information.

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 greyed-out on the course page with the grade conditions listed (restriction information) or to hide the activity from learner view entirely.

Assignment Type Specific Settings

Advanced uploading of files

Maximum size

This setting specifies the maximum size per file of each of the files that the students can upload as part of their submission. This maximum upload size may only be equal to or less than the course limit (which in turn may only be equal to or less than the site limit)

Allow deleting

If enabled, students may delete uploaded files at any time before submitting for grading.

Maximum number of uploaded files

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.

Allow notes

If enabled, students may enter notes into a text area associated with the assignment This text box can be used for communication with the grading person, assignment progress description or any other written activity.

Hide description before available date

If enabled, the assignment description is hidden before the "Available from" date. Only the assignment name is displayed.

Email alerts to teachers

If enabled, teachers receive email notification whenever students add or update an assignment submission.

Only teachers who are able to grade the particular assignment are notified. So, for example, if the course uses separate groups, teachers restricted to particular groups won't receive notification about students in other groups.

Enable 'Send for marking' button

Where grading is enabled, the "Send for marking" button allows students to indicate to the teacher that they have finished working on an assignment. The teacher may choose to revert the assignment to draft status (if it requires further work, for example).

Note: this means that the learner can no longer edit their submission (to do so would risk invalidating any work their assessor had done on their submission). If students regret their decision and wish to edit, they need to request that somebody with course editing access reverts them to Draft Status. This is also true if Send For Marking is never turned on and a submission is uploaded; the teacher must take steps to give the student a chance to resubmit.

To revert to the draft stage or let a student resubmit, click on the assignment activity, then click on View # submitted assignments, in the upper right. On the page with the roster and their submissions, click Grade (or Update for students who have already been graded) for the student who should get to resubmit. When the new window opens, click Revert to Draft at the lower right, or click the black X to delete their files.

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Upload a single file settings

Allow resubmitting

By default, students cannot resubmit assignments once the teacher has graded them. If you turn this option on, then students will be allowed to resubmit assignments after they have been graded (for you to re-grade). This may be useful if the teacher wants to encourage students to do better work in an iterative process.

To make a resubmission, it is important to note that the instructor does not have to do anything else for the user to make their resubmission, other than that one setting for Allow Resubmitting. Even if they grade the assignment, the user needs only upload a file again to overwrite the old file, and then the submission will be marked as needing to be graded again in the View # submitted assignments page.

Note: Moodle will sometimes appear not to be uploading a resubmitted assignment - you seem to be downloading the original assignment. This is a cache issue, in short, go to "Tools > Clear Recent History" in Firefox or "Tools > Delete Browsing History > Delete Temporary Files" in Windows Explorer. The newer file will then appear.

Email alerts to teachers

If enabled, then teachers are alerted with a short email whenever students add or update an assignment submission.

Only teachers who are able to grade the particular submission are notified. So, for example, if the course uses separate groups, then teachers restricted to particular groups won't receive any notices about students in other groups.

Maximum Size

This setting specifies the maximum size of the file which the students can upload as their submission. If your students are uploading word processing documents or spreadsheets, typically you only need to allow for a few megabytes. If your students are submitting multimedia projects or other files with many images or audio clips, then the space allowed will need to be larger.

Online text settings

Allow resubmitting

By default, students cannot resubmit assignments once the teacher has graded them. If you turn this option on, then students will be allowed to resubmit assignments after they have been graded (for you to re-grade). This may be useful if the teacher wants to encourage students to do better work in an iterative process.

Email alerts to teachers

If enabled, then teachers are alerted with a short email whenever students add or update an assignment submission.

Only teachers who are able to grade the particular submission are notified. So, for example, if the course uses separate groups, then teachers restricted to particular groups won't receive any notices about students in other groups.

Comment Inline

If this option is selected, then the original submission will be copied into the feedback comment field during grading, making it easier to comment inline (using a different colour, perhaps) or to edit the original text. Of course even if the teacher makes inline comments and changes, the student's original submission is kept intact.

If inline comments are not permitted, then the teacher will see the student’s submission and a separate area for making comments.

Save or Cancel

To save your setting changes and to create your assignment activity choose either Save and return to course or Save and display. To discard your changes click Cancel.

Tips and Tricks

  • Want to use an Assignment activity again in another Moodle site? 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.

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