Add/Edit/Delete an Assignment

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This page explains how to add, edit, and delete an assignment.

Adding an Assignment

To add an assignment:

  1. Navigate to the Assignments tool in your Isidore course site.
  2. Click on Add.
  3. Fill in the assignment title and instructions.
  4. If you would like students to acknowledge the honor pledge before submitting their work, check the box next to "Add honor pledge".
  5. If you would like to add attachments to the assignment that contains instructions or a template to complete the assignment, click on the Add Attachments button, browse to where the files are located, and upload the files.
  6. Set the open date, due date, and accept until date by clicking on the calendar and selecting a date. Once a date is selected, adjust the time by either using the slider or the minus and plus icons. The open date is when students will be able to see the assignment and begin submitting it. The accept until date is a date that students won't see, but allows them to submit their assignments late. Assignments submitted after the due date will be flagged as late.
  7. Set advanced date options, such as hiding the due date from students (not recommended), adding the due date to the calendar (only shown if the Calendar tool is installed), and/or adding an announcement about the open date to announcements (only shown if the Announcements tool is installed). If you enable the announcements option, you'll be able to choose whether to send an email notification about the open date to all participants.
  8. Submission type refers to the format of the student's submitted assignment.
    • "Attachments only" is the most common type, where students can upload file attachment(s) for the instructor to review. Students may upload up to 5 file attachments per assignment. (Limit of 250 MB)
    • "Inline" means that students type or paste their assignment into a text box for the instructor to review.
    • "Inline and Attachments" means that students can choose whether to upload a file attachment or type or paste their assignment into a text box. (Limit of 250 MB)
    • "Non-electronic" is used to provide assignment instructions, but students aren't expected to submit anything electronically. One use case might be bringing an article to class. Single file upload works just like the attachments type, but restricts the number of files students can upload to one.
    • "Single Uploaded file only" means that students can only upload one file attachment for the instructor to review. (Limit of 250 MB)
    • "External Tool (LTI)" means that you're linking an assignment to an outside system that supports Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). No files will be submitted in Isidore, but you can still enter a grade and feedback comments for students.
  9. In the "Assign To" section, the settings allow you to select different options, such as individual assignments or group assignments.
    • Assigning an assignment to each individual member of the site is the most frequently used option. This means that each student will submit their own assignment.
    • Assigning an assignment to each individual member of the selected group(s) is used if you only want to assign an assignment to a specific group or section of students. Each student in the group or section will submit their own assignment.
    • Assigning an assignment to the selected group(s), as a group assignment (one group member submits on behalf of the entire group) means that students are working in teams and only one student within that team will submit an assignment on behalf of the group. Please note that groups should be setup and "finalized" in Site Info > Manage Groups prior to setting up the assignment. Once the assignment is posted, the groups will be locked and will not be able to be edited.
  10. If you would like students to be able to resubmit their assignment prior to the due date, you can enable the "Allow Resubmission" option. Once enabled, enter the number of resubmissions students are allowed to have and when those resubmissions should be due (usually the due date or before).
  11. If you would like to have student papers run through Turnitin (UD's plagiarism detection software), check the box next to "Use Turnitin". By default students are allowed to see their originality reports (recommended), but you can uncheck that option.
  12. If you would like to grade anonymously, you can check the box next to "Hide submitters' identities (e.g. for anonymous grading)". When grading, students' names will be replaced with an alphanumeric code. This setting can be toggled back on at any time. Please note that if students include their name within their file attachment or the filename, you'll be able to see their identities.
  13. The default setting is that assignments are set to be graded, but this can be turned off my unchecking the "Grade this assignment" box.
    • If you're setting up a graded assignment, select a grading scale. Please note that "Points" is the only grading scale that works with Gradebook.
    • Specify the maximum number of points.
    • Enable rubric grading if you wish to use a rubric. For more assistance with rubric grading, please visit the Rubrics page for step-by-step instructions.
    • If you would like the assignment grades to be sent to the Gradebook, check the box to enable the setting. This setting only appears if you have the Gradebook tool installed.
    • If you would like to setup peer review, check the box next to "Use peer assessment" and adjust the other settings. Please note that the start date for the peer review period is set to the assignment's accept until date. Please review our instructions to Setup peer review.
  14. Notification email options and additional information sections are expandable if you would like to adjust the notification settings and add items like a model answer.
  15. Click on Post to save your assignment settings and make the assignment available to students at the specified open date and time.

Editing an Assignment

To edit a draft or posted assignment:

  1. Navigate to the Assignments tool in your Isidore course site.
  2. You will see a list of assignments.
  3. Under the assignment title you wish to modify, click Edit
  4. Make your revisions to the assignment settings.
  5. After you have made your revisions, you can click Post. If the page refreshes and the assignment doesn't post, check the screen for errors. You may need to click on Post again or fix some settings before the system will let you post it.

Deleting an Assignment

To delete an assignment:

  1. Navigate to the Assignments tool in your Isidore course site.
  2. You will see a list of assignments.
  3. Under the Remove? column label, check the box next to the assignment you want to delete.
  4. Click Remove Selected at the bottom of the page.
  5. On the confirmation screen, click Delete to permanently delete the assignment.



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