Create Assignment Submission Folders

1. Create: Individual Assignment

Create file, text, paper-based and observed in person assignments.

To create:

  1. Select Assignments from the navbar.
  2. Select New Assignment.new assignment button

     

  3. Enter a Name for the assignment. 
  4. (Optional) If grading, enter a score in the Grade Out Of box. This will automatically create a grade item in Grades. 
  5. (Optional) Add a Due Date to put this assignment in the Course Calendar. Students can submit after the due date, but will be marked as late.Name, Grade Out Of, and Due Date fields.

     

  6. (Optional) In the Instructions section enter any instructions the students need to know to complete the assignment.
    • You can attach required documents or links by using the different attachment options. Shows the different attachment options, with a red circle marking them.

       

    • You can also attach a video or audio recording if you want to provide instructions verbally for the assignment. Shows the Record options (audio/video) with a red circle marking them.

       

  7. Select Submission & Completion. Shows the Submission & Completion section on the right.

     

  8. Select the Submission type for the assignment:Shows the four submission types available. 
    • File submission - students submit a file in D2L (Word, PDF, etc.).
    • Text Submission - students write their response in a textbox.
    • On paper submission - students turn in the assignment to the instructor.
    • Observed in person - the assignment is performance based (presentation, recitation etc.). 

      NOTE:  You may also list an assignment under a category to improve organization of your course.  Click here to find instructions for Assignment Categories.

  9. If you choose a Submission Type of "File submission" you have the option of restricting the file type.  Select the box under Allowable File Extensions to choose one of the five (5) options.  This page provides detailed information about each of the five options.screenshot of the allowable file extensions choices

     

  10. Click Save and Close.
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2. Create: Group Assignments

Create file, text, paper based and observed in person assignments for students working in groups.

Group assignments are useful if you have students working in groups and each student gets the same grade for the assignment. You can enter one grade for a group assignment, and each student in the group receives the grade. A group assignment is used in conjunction with the Groups tool in D2L.

To create:

  1. Select Assignments from the navbar.
  2. Select New Assignment.new assignment button

     

  3. Enter a Name for the assignment. 
  4. (Optional) If grading, enter a score in the Grade Out Of box. This will automatically create a grade item in Grades.
  5. (Optional) Add a Due Date to put this assignment in the Course Calendar. Students can submit after the due date, but will be marked as late.Name, Grade Out Of, and Due Date fields.

     

  6. (Optional) In the Instructions section enter any instructions the students need to know to complete the assignment.
    • You can attach required documents or links by using the different attachment options. Shows the different attachment options, with a red circle marking them.

       

    • You can also attach a video or audio recording if you want to provide instructions verbally for the assignment. Shows the Record options (audio/video) with a red circle marking them.

       

  7. Select Submission & Completion. Shows the Submission & Completion section on the right.

     

  8. Select Group Assignment, and select the group category. (If no group categories exist, go to Groups to create one.) Shows the group assignment selection, with a group category below it.

     

  9. Select the Submission type for the assignment: Shows the four submission types available.
    • File submission - students submit a file in D2L (Word, PDF, etc.).
    • Text Submission - students write their response in a textbox.
    • On paper submission - students turn in the assignment to the instructor.
    • Observed in person - the assignment is performance based (presentation, recitation etc.). 
       
  10. If you choose a Submission Type of "File submission" you have the option of restricting the file type.  Select the box under Allowable File Extensions to choose one of the five (5) options.  This page provides detailed information about each of the five options.screenshot of the allowable file extensions choices
  11. Select Save and Close.
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3. Visibility: Date Restrictions

Hide folder or add Start/Due/End Dates to new or existing folder.

To hide the folder from students:

  1. Click Edit Assignment.
  2. Select the check mark to change status from Visible to Hidden (this makes the assignment invisible to students). The button that you select to change visibility status.

To add dates to the folder:

  1. Select Due Date if you want to add this assignment to the Course Calendar. If students submit after this date, it is marked late.
  2. If you want to restrict when students can submit, select Availability Dates & ConditionsShows Availability Dates & Conditions section circled in red.
    • Select Start Date to allow students to begin submitting at a specific date and time. Prior to this date and time students will be able to see the assignment but not submit to it (if Visible).
    • Select End Date to close the assignment from further submissions. After this date, students will see the assignment but cannot submit to it.
  3. Select Save and Close.
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4. Assess: Link Assignments to your Gradebook

Link Assignments to Grade Items so you can transfer scores and feedback directly to the gradebook.

By default, if you enter a score a new grade item will be created in Grades with the same name as the assignment.  You can use this same process to edit that grade item.

If you have already created the grade item, you can link to that instead.

Link an assignment to an existing grade item

  1. Enter total number of points a student can earn for the assignment in the Score Out Of box.
  2. Select Not in Gradebook.
  3. Select Edit or Link to Existing. Choose from Grades option circled in the dropdown menu.

     

  4. Select Link to an existing grade item, then choose your item from the dropdown menu. Shows a grade item selected in the dropdown menu.
  5. Select the box below "Link to an existing grade item" and choose the grade item to which you wish to link.Choose the grade item from the drop down list under Link to an existing item

     

  6. Select OK.
  7. Select Save and Close.
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5. Enable: Turnitin Originality Check

Set up Originality Check feature on a new or existing folder.

Note: While PDFs can be submitted to Turnitin, PDFs that contain text saved as images will not create reports.

To enable:

  1. Select Evaluation & Feedback.
  2. Select Manage TurnitinRed square around the Manage Turnitin link.

     

  3. Select Enable GradeMark® for this folder to enable Turnitin. Shows Enable GradeMark with the checkbox selected.

     

  4. Select Enable Originality Check® for this folder to turn on the originality report.
  5. Under Display, you can select Allow learners to see Turnitin similarity scores in their assignment if you want students to see their own originality report created by Turnitin. Shows Enable Originality Check and Allow learners to see... with the checkbox selected.

     

  6. Optional: To limit the files submitted to this folder to Turnitin's acceptable filetypes:
    1. Select More Options in Turnitin® Red arrow points to the More Options in Turnitin button

       

    2. Select Optional Settings 
    3. Uncheck the box next to "Allow submission of any file type" (checked by default) Shows the unchecked setting for Allow submission of any file type.

       

    4. Scroll down and click Submit
  7. Select Save when finished.
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