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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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==What is the Assignment activity?==
[[File:assignmentgrading3.png|thumb|Teacher view of an assignment]]
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Assignments allow students to submit work to their teacher for grading. The work may be text typed online or uploaded files of any type the teacher’s device can read. Grading may be by simple percentages or custom scales, or more complex rubrics may be used. Students may submit as individuals or in groups.
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.
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==Assignment (Submission) types==
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==How is it set up?==
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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*In a course, with the editing turned on, choose 'Assignment' from the activity chooser.
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*Give it a name and, in the description explain what the students must submit. You can upload a help or example document from the Additional files area.
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* Expand the other settings to select, for example, availability times, how you want them to submit and how you plan to give them feedback. (Comment inline allows you to annotate directly on their submitted work.)
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*If you want them to verify they are submitting their own work, or if you want to prevent them changing their submission once uploaded, explore the Submission settings. To have them submit in group, explore Group submission settings (ensuring your course has groups)
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*To use a rubric instead of a single grade scale, change the Grading method to Rubric and, once the assignment is saved, create or locate the rubric from the Advanced grading link in the Assignment administration block on the side.
  
'''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.
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Note: Ask your administrator to check the assignment defaults if you are missing a particular setting.
  
'''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.
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==How does it work?==
  
Students may be able to add a note (comment) to their teacher when the submit their work.
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===Student view===
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*Students click the assignment link and click “Add submission” ''(1)''
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*Depending on the assignment settings, they either have a text box into which to type their work or an upload area to submit their file ''(2)''
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*They may be able to return to their work and redraft it, or they might have to click a submit button to send in a final version which cannot be changed.
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*See [[Assignment settings]] for more information.
  
==Feedback types==
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[[File:studentviewsubmission.png|thumb|center|700px]]
  
Teachers may give feedback in various ways.
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===Teacher view:===
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*Once students have submitted work, click on the assignment and click “Grades”
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*The exact view depends on the teacher and admin settings. See [[Assignment settings]] for more detail.
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* Here, the submission may be annotated ''(1)'' and/or downloaded ''(2)''; a grade entered ''(3)'' and individual feedback given ''(4).'' The teacher saves the changes ''(5)'' and moves to the next student ''(6)''
  
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]] or [[Google Drive converter]] to be installed by an admin).
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[[File:assignmentgrading2.png|thumb|center|700px]]
 
 
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:
 
 
 
# 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.
 
# 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. '''NEW IN 3.6''' Media and other files may be added when giving feedback. See video  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPfQg2IhAfY Assignment feedback enhancements]
 
 
 
'''Annotate PDF''' appears if this setting is enabled by the Site administrator in the ''Manage assignment feedback plugins'' section of Site admin and will allow the teacher to annotate using comments,stamps and other features.
 
 
 
'''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?==
 
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Moodle’s assignment has many useful features. If you haven’t found what you need in this quick guide, try the full detailed documentation pages here:
 
*[[Assignment settings]]
 
*[[Assignment settings]]
 
*[[Using Assignment]]
 
*[[Using Assignment]]
 
*[[Assignment FAQ]]
 
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Revision as of 12:08, 6 August 2020


What is the Assignment activity?

Assignments allow students to submit work to their teacher for grading. The work may be text typed online or uploaded files of any type the teacher’s device can read. Grading may be by simple percentages or custom scales, or more complex rubrics may be used. Students may submit as individuals or in groups.

Assignment

How is it set up?

  • In a course, with the editing turned on, choose 'Assignment' from the activity chooser.
  • Give it a name and, in the description explain what the students must submit. You can upload a help or example document from the Additional files area.
  • Expand the other settings to select, for example, availability times, how you want them to submit and how you plan to give them feedback. (Comment inline allows you to annotate directly on their submitted work.)
  • If you want them to verify they are submitting their own work, or if you want to prevent them changing their submission once uploaded, explore the Submission settings. To have them submit in group, explore Group submission settings (ensuring your course has groups)
  • To use a rubric instead of a single grade scale, change the Grading method to Rubric and, once the assignment is saved, create or locate the rubric from the Advanced grading link in the Assignment administration block on the side.

Note: Ask your administrator to check the assignment defaults if you are missing a particular setting.

How does it work?

Student view

  • Students click the assignment link and click “Add submission” (1)
  • Depending on the assignment settings, they either have a text box into which to type their work or an upload area to submit their file (2)
  • They may be able to return to their work and redraft it, or they might have to click a submit button to send in a final version which cannot be changed.
  • See Assignment settings for more information.
studentviewsubmission.png

Teacher view:

  • Once students have submitted work, click on the assignment and click “Grades”
  • The exact view depends on the teacher and admin settings. See Assignment settings for more detail.
  • Here, the submission may be annotated (1) and/or downloaded (2); a grade entered (3) and individual feedback given (4). The teacher saves the changes (5) and moves to the next student (6)
assignmentgrading2.png

Need more information?

Moodle’s assignment has many useful features. If you haven’t found what you need in this quick guide, try the full detailed documentation pages here: