Moodle Assignment

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Moodle Assignments

Moodle Assignments have four basic types: Advanced Uploading of Files, Online Text, Upload a Single File and Offline Activity. All types are fully integrated into Moodle's gradebook for easy grade calculation.

Advanced Uploading of Files

Advanced Uploading of Files assignments allow students to submit an assignment electronically. Once submitted, the instructor can review the assignment, revise or provide feedback and re-post it. The student can make revisions and then re-submit the assignment for final grading.

Once you are logged into your Moodle class and turned editing on (see Moodle Basics for more information) select the "Add an activity" menu and choose "Assignment > Advanced Uploading of Files".

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A new window will open where you will fill in the information about your assignment. In the first section, you will name your assignment, provide a brief description, assign a grade value, and determine when it is available to students.

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In the next section, Advanced Uploading of Files, you will set additional preferences specific to this assignment. For additional information about what each of the preferences refer to, click on the blue question mark located to the right of each preference. A new window will open up with additional information.

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Upload a Single File Assignment

Upload a Single File assignments are an easy way to have students turn in files electronically. When the file is turned in it is time-stamped and uploaded to the Moodle server so that the professor can easily retrieve it. It is a good alternative to e-mail submission because Moodle can handle much larger files than is recommended for e-mail (up to 100 megabytes). The assignment feature is also integrated into Moodle's grade-book for easy grading.

Once you are logged into your Moodle class and turned editing on (see Moodle Basics for more information) select the "Add an activity" menu and choose "Assignment".

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A new page will open in which you will name and describe the assignment. You can then choose a grading system (or "no grade") and a due date. By default the assignment type should be set to Upload a Single File. Once you have filled in this information choose next

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On the next page you must determine your preference on three options: Maximum size (for files), Allow resubmitting, and Email alerts to teachers. It is recommended that you leave the maximum at the default setting of 100MB. Whether or not you would like to allow your students to re-submit assignments, and whether or not you would like an e-mail alert each time a student submits a file, are decisions left entirely to you. When you are finished, click continue

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Moodle will then show you the finished product of your assignment. This is more or less what students will see when they access the assignment. In the upper right-hand corner you have two options Update this assignment, which will take you back to the creation/options page. And view submitted assignments which will allow you to access the students assignments once they have turned them in. (the students do not have access to these two options)

Offline Activity Assignment

The Offline Activity assignment lets you put assignments into Moodle that cannot be handed in electronically, such as hand-written workbooks, so that the assignment shows up in the main Moodle schedule and can be graded along with the rest of the Moodle assignments, journals, quizzes, etc.

Once you are logged into your Moodle class and turned editing on (see Moodle Basics for more information) select the "Add an activity" menu an choose "Assignment".

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A new page will open in which you will name and describe the assignment. You can then choose a grading system (or "no grade") and a due date. By default the assignment type should be set to Upload a Single File, you will want to change this to Offline Assignment using the drop-down menu. Once you have filled in this information choose next.

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Moodle will then take you to a page explaining offline activities. Once you have read this click continue and you will be taken to the assignment. Now you may add grades using the Moodle Gradebook whenever you want.