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Moodle - Create an Assignment:


Step 1: Click the "Turn editing on" button:

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Step 2: Go to the Assignment topic, click the Add an activity dropdown box and choose Assignment:

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  • You can choose Advanced uploading of files, Online text, Upload a single file or Offline activity
  • Each Assignment type has a General tab
  • Each Assignment has Outcomes / Common module settings
    • Group mode - The group mode can be one of three levels:
      1. No groups - there are no sub groups, everyone is part of one big community
      2. Separate groups - each group can only see their own group, others are invisible
      3. Visible groups - each group works in their own group, but can also see other groups
      • The group mode
      1. Course level - Default mode for all activities defined within that course
      2. Activity level - Each activity that supports groups can also define its own grouping mode. If the course is set to "force group mode" then the setting for each activity is ignored.
      • ID number - Setting an ID number provides a way of identifying the activity for grade calculation purposes. If the activity is not included in any grade calculation then the ID number field can be left blank.
  • You must Name your Assignment and you can type anything in the Introduction text box. The other options can be left as their default values.


Prevent late submission: If set to “No”, assignments submitted after the due date will be marked as late, but students will still be able to submit them. If set to “Yes”, assignment submission will be blocked after the due date.

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Different Assignment Types:

Advanced uploading of files:


This assignment type is perfect for project work, where there may be many files, of several types, completed over a period of time.  This assignment type allows the student to upload each file as it is ready, and send it to the instructor for grading when all are complete.  The ability to add notes only enhances the activity.
  • Options include: multiple file submission, allowing students to type a message alongside their
    submission & returning a file as feedback, allows deleting and notes.

  • Allow deleting: If enabled, participants may delete uploaded files at any time before submitting for grading.

  • Allow notes: If enabled, participants may enter notes into text area. It is similar to Online text 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, assignment description is hidden before the opening date.

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

  • Send for marking: The 'Send for marking' button allows users to indicate to graders that they have finished working on an assignment. Graders may choose to revert the assignment to draft status.

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Online Text:

  • Students type directly into Moodle, teachers can provide inline feedback.

  • 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.
  • 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 color, perhaps) or to edit the original text.

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Upload a Single File:

  • 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.

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Offline Activity:

  • Teachers provide a description and due date for an assignment outside of Moodle. A grade & feedback can be recorded in Moodle. Could be used to remind students of 'real-world' assignments they need to complete.



  • Each Assignment has Outcomes / Common module settings
  •  
    • Group mode: The group mode can be one of three levels:
      • No groups - there are no sub groups, everyone is part of one big community
      • Separate groups - each group can only see their own group, others are invisible
      • Visible groups - each group works in their own group, but can also see other groups
      • The group mode can be defined at two levels:
        1. Course level
        The group mode defined at the course level is the default mode for all activities defined within that course
        2. Activity level
        Each activity that supports groups can also define its own grouping mode. If the course is set to "force group mode" then the setting for each activity is ignored.
    • ID number: Setting an ID number provides a way of identifying the activity 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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Save and return to course or Save and display or Cancel

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Need more help? Contact the Campus Technology Services Help Desk at 406.496.4244 or by email at CTShelpdesk@mtech.edu.

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