Overview

The assignment module allows teachers to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback including grades. The work a student submits is visible only to the teacher and not to other students.

An assignment can require a student to:

  • Submit a digital file (e.g., word docs, video clips, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Submit an answer into a text field
  • Submit both a file and a text field response
  • Neither – this will allow an “offline” assignment to be placed in the Calendar and Gradebook

When reviewing and grading assignments, instructors can provide feedback comments or upload files such as marked-up student submissions or annotated pdfs. Grades will be recorded in the course Gradebook.

Assignments are beneficial Moodle placeholders for in-class activities. For example, if students are giving presentations in class, creating an assignment activity allows you to include assignment instructions, a due date, and a point value.  The due date will appear in the Moodle calendar, and a grade item for this assignment will appear in the Moodle Gradebook.


1. Creating an Assignment

The assignment module allows faculty to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback including grades. The work a student submits is visible only to the teacher and not to other students.

A new feature for assignments is the ability to share additional files with the student from the assignment page. This feature can be used to provide important instructions or examples to students regarding the assignment.

An assignment can require a student to:

  • Upload a file submission.
  • Type into an online textbox.
  • Neither– this assignment will serve as a reminder, and will be placed in the Calendar and Gradebook.

Image callouts of assignments

Follow the instructions below to create an assignment:

  1. Log in to your Moodle course.
  2. Find the Gear Menuon the top right of your course.
  3. Click Turn editing on.
  4. Click Add an activity or resourcein the section of your choice.
  5. In the pop-up window, click the radio button next to Assignment.
  6. Click Addat the bottom of the window.
  7. Provide a Name and Description.
  8. Configure the parameters for the assignment.
  9. Click Save and return to coursewhen you are finished.