Creating an Assessment
To create an assessment, go into the course you want the assessment in, and click the cog.
From the drop down, select Turn editing on.
Go to an empty topic, and click on the Add an activity or resource button that has now appeared.
From the pop up box, select Assignment then click the Add button.
You will now be taken to the Edit Settings page for the Assignment. Click either save and display or save and return to the course to save the changes.
Edit Settings Options
There are many options in the edit settings page of the assignment. Here is a list of what they are:
Assignment Name: The name of the assignment (required)
Description: The description of the assignment. There is a tick box on the bottom of the field that will show the description on the course page.
Additional Files: Any additional files to be used in the assignment such as answer templates
Availability: The dates that the assignment will be available
Submission Types: The ways that students can submit their assignments and options surrounding them. These are as follows:
- Submission Types: File upload or online text (Students write their submissions in a text box)
- Word Limit: The maximum amount of words allowed for online text submissions
- Maximum number of files: The maximum amount of files students can upload.
- Maximum submission size: The maximum size of files students are able to upload
- Accepted file types: The types of files that are accepted (.pdf, .doc, etc)
Feedback Types: The types of feedback that are available. The types are:
- Feedback comments: Provide feedback to students via comments
- Annotate PDF: Allows the teacher to create annotated PDFs, which are done in the browser
- Offline Grading Sheet: Allows teachers to download and upload worksheets with the student’s grade
- Comment Inline: For online submissions, this allows you to comment on the same line
Submission Settings: Settings regarding the submission of assignments, which are the following:
- Require students to click the submit button: Students will be required to press a submit button before they submit an assignment
- Require that students need to accept the submission statement: Students will be required to accept a submission statement before submitting an assignment
- Attempts reopened: Determines how student assignment attempts are reopened.
- Maximum Attempts: The maximum amount of attempts a student can make
Group Submission settings: Settings in regards to group submissions
Notifications: Determines if the assignment sends out a notification to students.
Grade: Settings in relation to the grade, which include:
- Grade: Settings for the grade
- Grading Method: The method the assignment is graded
- Grading Category: Controls the category the grade is placed in the gradebook
- Blind Marking: Allows blind marking
- Use Marking Workflow: If enabled. Marks will go through a series of stages before released to students
- Use Marking allocation: Allow the allocation of markers.
Common Module Settings: These settings include the following:
- Availability: Determines if the assignment is available to students
- ID Number: Provides a way of identifying the activity
- Group Mode: Allows separate groups to access the assignment
- Grouping: Allows students to work in groups
Restrict Access: Places restrictions on the assignment
Activity Completion: Sets up the requirements to complete the assignment
Tags: Add tags to the assignment
Competencies: Performance criteria, which includes the following:
- Course Competencies: course competencies linked to this activity
- Upon Activity Completion: Determines how to deliver competency after completing the assignment
The assignment will now appear in the course ready for students to submit.
Submitting an Assessment
To submit an assignment, click on the assignment in the course, and on the assignment page, click the Add submission button.
On the next page, add a file in the field by dragging one in or using the file explorer, or add text into the text box if you chose online text
Your assignment is now submitted and waiting for a teacher to mark. Click the edit submission button to edit the submisison.
Marking an Assessment
To mark the assignment, go into the assignment in the course. You will see information about how many participants and submissions there are in the assignment or click Grade to quickly grade the assignment.
Click View all submission to see all the submissions.
Click Edit, and from the drop down, click Grade
On this screen, add in the grade and any comments, and then click save changes to save the edit. Leave the notify students box ticked to send emails out to students.
The assignment is now marked.
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