Adding Assignments

  1. Begin by accessing Assignments from within Assessments and clicking the Add Assignment Icon Add Assignment icon.
  2. The General Tab will open automatically after you’ve clicked to add an assignment. This is where you will define Basic and Gradebook Settings. The other tabs allow you to define other optional settings and Advanced Settings.
  3. Once you have defined all settings (you can edit the assignment later if you want to change anything) finish adding the assignment by clicking the Add Assignment button on the bottom right of the screen.  You can also choose to Cancel the addition by clicking the red Cancel button.
    • Once the assignment has been created you can edit it by returning to the Assignments tool, clicking into the assignment you wish to edit, and clicking the Edit icon.
  4. Once you have added an assignment it will show up on the main Assignments page. New assignments are automatically released and will appear in blue text. Assignments can be put into Draft Mode (under the Availability Tab) and will appear in light, gray text to signify that they are unavailable to students.
  5. The following options will appear at the top right of the Main Content Area:
    • Edit – allows you to edit the Assignment settings.
    • Delete – deletes the entire Assignment, including any submissions.
    • Access Reports – contains viewing data of which students have visited the Assignment and which features they visited.
    • Menu – click here to view the Activity Log which displays all administrator editing activity, Content Details, and to Print this Page.
  6. The following buttons will be available in the Assignment Details section:
    • Grade Submissions – takes you to the Detailed Grader in order to review, grade, and provide comments for the assignment submissions.
    • Send a Reminder – sends a customized reminder email to students who have yet to submit the assignment.
    • View Stats – takes you to the Detailed Grader in order to review the assignment grade statistics (only available after assignments are graded).
    • Download All Files - will download to your computer a .zip file containing all of the file submissions for this assignment (this only becomes available after student file submissions are received).
  7. Once an assignment has been released you can go back and change it back to draft mode and make changes. Unlike Exams, submissions will remain once the assignment is reverted back to draft mode.