Setup group submission

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Setting up the assignment

Note: You must first have created groups under Site Info -> Manage Groups AND added students to each group before you setup your group assignment. You will NOT be able to edit the groups later once the assignment is released to a group and posted.

To setup a group 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. In the "Assign To" section, select "The selected group(s), as a group assignment (one group member submits on behalf of the entire group).
  9. Select one or more groups the assignment is released to, and click on the Check Now button to ensure the groups don't have any participants in common.
  10. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  11. 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).
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Click on Post to save your assignment settings and make the assignment available to students at the specified open date and time.

Grading the assignment

To grade the group submission assignment:

  1. Go into the Assignments tool.
  2. Click on the Grade link beneath the group assignment you wish to grade.
  3. Click on the name of the group whose submission you want to grade.
  4. You can open the submitted attachments or review the inline text, enter a grade in the "Grade" box, type feedback in the "Instructor Summary Comments" box, add feedback files using the Add Attachments button.
    • If you want to assign grade overrides for individual students, click on the "Assign Grade Overrides" check box. You can enter individual grades for students who didn't contribute as much to the team assignment.
  5. If you want to release the grades and feedback to students immediately, click on the Save and Release to Student button. If you want to save the grades and feedback, but release it to students later, click on Save and Don't Release to Students. You can also allow a resubmission for the group on this screen.

Return to main Assignments page