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Create an Assignment

Assignments are created in Content Areas, but can also be added to Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, and folders. Any instructions and file attachments that students need to complete the assignment are added at the time of creation. Assignments can be assigned to each student individually or as collaborative work for groups of students.

QUICK STEPS: Creating Assignments in a Content Area

1. In a Content Area, point to Assessments to access the drop-down list and select Assignment.

Point to Assessments, then select Assignment.

2. On the Create Assignment page, type a Name.

(Optional) Type Instructions for the Assignment. Format the text with the Text Editor, if you want.

3. Attach a file using Browse My Computer.

(Optional) Type a Link Name.

Type a name for the assignment. Attach a file using Browse My Computer.

4. Type Points Possible. (NOTE: it is recommended to set everything to 100 points if you use a weighted grading method). (Optional) Add a Rubric.

5. Select the check box for Make the Assignment Available and select the option for Number of Attempts, if you want. If applicable, select the Display After and Display Until check boxes and type the dates and times or use the interactive Date Selection Calendar and the Time Selection Menu.

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(Optional) Select the Due Date check box and type the date and time.

6.  Select the Recipients option for All Students Individually or Groups of Students.

7. Click Submit.

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