What it does
For courses, the Assignments tool allows instructors to create, distribute, collect, and grade online assignments. Assignments are private; student submissions are not visible to other users of the site.
Multiple grading options: You can choose letter grades, points, pass/fail, checkmarks, or ungraded assignments.
Multiple submissions: You can choose to allow students to submit an assignment multiple times.
Returning an assignment: Assignments can be returned, with or without grades, for resubmission.
Offline review: Instructors can download all submissions for an assignment to their computer at once.
Grade access: When instructors release grades for an assignment, students can access instructor comments and their grades.
Student view: Clicking Student View allows you as an instructor or site leader to view assignments as they would appear to your students or project participants. To learn more about using student view, see Seeing how assignments look to participants.
Honor pledge: This option requires students to click a checkbox affirming that they have neither given nor received aid on an assignment before they can submit it.
Provide scheduled or immediate feedback: Instructors can set a model answer or all-purpose item to provide immediate feedback to an assignment submission, or to provide feedback at a scheduled date and time.
Private notes: Instructors can add private notes (i.e., notes students cannot access) to an assignment.
Things to consider
- Instructors can return assignments and allow for re-submission. This feature can be used to evaluate drafts of final projects or papers, or to allow students to correct and re-submit an assignment.
- The Assignments tool can post grades to the Gradebook. If you choose this option, you won't be able to enter grades manually for students who did not complete the assignment online.