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Using the Assignments Tool in Courses

The Assignments tool allows you to administer student assignments online. Faculty can collect, download, grade, comment on, and return an assignment to students via the Courses interface.

Add an Assignment

  1. Click the tab for your course or project site.
  2. Click Assignments in the left tools menu.
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  3. Click Add to add a new assignment.
    • Fill in the assignment title in the "Title" box.
    • Select the "Open Date": Students can not save and submit an assignment until after the open date.
    • Set a "Due Date" when the assignment is due.  
    • The "Accept Until" date: Assignments can not be submitted after the close date.
    • Select the "Student Submissions" type to determine how students are allowed to submit their assignments.
    • Select the type of "Grade Scale" for this assignment.

  4. In the "Assignment Instructions" box type in any instructions students need to know about the assignment.
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  5. Click Post at the bottom of the page to publish the assignment.

Grade an Assignment

  1. Click the tab for your course or project site.
  2. Click Assignments in the left tools menu.
  3. Click Grade beneath the assignment title.
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  4. To view an individual student's work and grade it, click the student's name in the list.
    • Review the student's submission.  You can leave text comments, upload a document, and grade the assignment.
  5. Choose either Save and Don't Release to Student (to save your changes but not show the student the grade yet) or Save and Release to Student (to save your changes and allow the student to view your feedback). Any unsaved comments or information will be lost if you navigate away from the page without saving first.
  6. Click Return to List and the individual student's status will change to "Graded." If you did not already return the grade, click Release Grades when ready so that students may view their grades and feedback. Verify that the grades are viewable by the check mark listed in the "Release" column next for each name.
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