Instructor: Create Assignment Submission Folders

1. Create: Individual Assignment

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

To create:

  1. Click the Assignments tool on navbar.
  2. Click the New Assignment button.new assignment button

     

  3. Enter the Name of the Assignment (required).
  4. In the Instructions section enter any instructions the students need to know to complete the assignment if necessary.
  5. If any documents are needed to complete the assignment, use the buttons in the attachment section.  You can also attach a video or audio recording if you want to provide instructions verbally for the assignment.image of name, instructions fields and attachment button
  6. Select the Individual Assignment option.
  7. Select the Submission type for the assignment:
    • File submission - students submit a file in D2L (Word doc, pdf. etc.).
    • Text Submission - students complete the assignment by writing 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.).individual assignment option

       

  8. Click the Save button. Go to section 3 of this page to set up date restrictions.
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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.  When entering a grade for a group assignment, each student in the group receives the grade avoiding having to enter a grade for each student in the group.  A group assignment is used in conjunction with the Groups tool in D2L.

To create:

  1. Click the Assignments tool on navbar.
  2. Click the New Assignment button.new assignment button

     

  3. Enter the Name of the Assignment (required).
  4. In the Instructions section enter any instructions the students need to know to complete the assignment if necessary.
  5. If any documents are needed to complete the assignment, use the buttons in the attachment section.  You can also attach a video or audio recording if you want to provide instructions verbally for the assignment.image of name, instructions fields and attachment button
  6. Select the Group Assignment option.
  7. Select the Group Category from the available list in the drop down menu.
  8. Select the Submission type for the assignment:
  • File submission - students submit a file in D2L (Word doc, pdf. etc.).
  • Text Submission - students complete the assignment by writing their response in a textbox.
  • On paper submission - student turn in the assignment to the instructor.
  • Observed in person - the assignment is performance based (presentation, recitation etc.).screenshot of submission, completion and categorization section of the assignment folder creation screen.  Group assignment and group category circled and submission type options also circled,

     

  1. Click the Save button. Go to section 3 of this page to set up date restrictions.
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3. Visibility: Date Restrictions

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

To add date restrictions:

  1. Click the Restrictions tab of the folder.
  2. Select Hidden from users to keep students from seeing the folder.
  3. Select Has Due Date to allow students to submit at anytime.  If students submit after due date, it is marked late.
  4. Select Has 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 Hidden from users is not selected).
  5. Select Has End Date to close the assignment from further submissions. If this date matches the Has Due Date, then students can not submit assignments after the due date.image of availability restrictions

     

  6. Save and Close to save. Go to section 4 to link assignments to your gradebook.
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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.

  1. In the Evaluation and Feedback section, enter total number of points a student can earn for the assignment in the Score Out Of box.
  2. Use the Grade Item drop down menu to connect the assignment to an existing grade item.  If you want the score of this assignment to be calculated in the overall course grade, you will need to connect the assignment to a grade item.  Assignments can be connected to grade items at any time.
  3. If you have built a rubric within D2L to use for grading click the Add Rubric button to add the rubric to the assignment (optional).
  4. Click the Hide student names during assessment check box if you wish to grade anonymously.  This option is only available if your submission type is either "File" or "Text".screenshot of the Evaluation and feedback of the assignment set uppage,with out of grade item, ruibrics and anonympous makring options circled
  5. Click the Save button.
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5. Enable: Turnitin Originality Check

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

To enable:

  1. Click the Turnitin® tab of the assignment when creating a new or editing an existing folder.
  2. Select Enable GradeMark® for this folder to enable Turnitin. Enable GradeMark display

     

  3. Select Enable Originality Check® for this folder to turn on the originality report.
  4. 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. Originality Report options circled.

     

  5. Save and Close to save.
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