Creating Assignments on Moodle September 9, 2011Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Moodle.
The Assignment Module allows instructors to create assignments and collect homework from students , grade their work , provide feedback and return the graded work to students . The work that students submit can be any type of digital file including word processing documents , PDF files, images , spreadsheets , video and audio clips , database files , Powerpoint presentations , etc.
There are 4 different types of assignments you can use in Moodle :
- Advanced uploading of files : Students may upload multiple files , delete files mistakenly uploaded as their assignment submission and enter notes describing their submitted files . This type also allows instructors to send files back to students in response to their submissions .
- Online Text : This assignment type asks users to type their response directly into Moodle . It can be thought of as an online essay response (instructors can configure the size of the response text , in k-Bytes ) . Teachers can then access users’ submissions and grade them .
- Upload a single file : Students will be allowed to upload only a single file of any type .
- Offline activity: This is an assignment that is completed outside of the Moodle environment . Teachers give the students instructions and a due date for an assignment outside of Moodle . For example , an instructor might assign students to visit a Gallery , attend a concert or recital , meet with a small group to discuss reading materials , etc.. Students will see a description of the assignment , but they canʼt upload any files or type in any information . Instructors will be able to enter a grade for the assignment and provide feedback for their students .
The Assignment Modules can be accessed through the Add an Activity drop down menu ( be sure youʼve turned Editing on ! )
Creating an Assignment – Advanced Uploading of Files :
- Log in to your course and click ” Turn editing on” .
- From the drop-down “Activities” menu of your chosen topic , select “Advanced uploading of files”
- Type in an “Assignment name”
- Write a Description for the assignment . These are the questions and instructions for the students to follow .
- Then define the Grade type and the Available and Due dates for submission .
- Specify whether the students can delete a file before it is submitted for grading .
- Designate the number of files each student can upload (1 to 20 files).
- Click on “Save and return to course”
Once students have hit the “Submit ” button they may no longer make changes to their submission . That includes uploading additional files or removing existing documents .
Creating an Assignment – Upload a Single File :
- Log in to your course and click “Turn editing on” .
- Select “Upload a Single File” from the “Add an activity” menu
- Type in an Assignment name
- Write a Description for the assignment. These are the questions and instructions for the students to follow.
- Then define the “Grade” type and the Available and Due dates for submission .
- In order to allow students to resubmit an assignment, select “Yes” next to the “Allow resubmitting” option .
- When you are finished, click on the “Save and return to course“ button.
Creating an Assignment – Offline Activity :
- Access the course you are teaching.
- Click the “Turn editing on” button
- Select “Offline activity” from the “Add an activity” drop-down menu .
- Create an “Assignment name” , write a Description and define the Grade . The Available from and Due Date should be disabled .
- At the bottom of the page, click on the “Save and return to course” button .