Requires Teacher Role
iLearn assignments accept a wide variety of file types and can be configured in one of four ways:
- File submission (the default)
- Video assignments
- Online text assignments
- Offline assignments
To create an assignment
- Click on the Turn editing on button in the upper right corner of your iLearn class page
- In the section or week you want to create the assignment, click Add an activity or resource
- Select Assignment from the Activity Chooser and click Add
- Give your assignment a name in the Assignment name field. This will become the link your students click on, so make sure it's descriptive
- Enter a description for your assignment in the Description field
- Fill in the date you want your assignment to open and close in the Availability section
- Choose what type of submission you want your students to make in the Submission types section
- Select the number of points the assignment is worth in the Grade section
- Click Save and return to course to create your assignment and return to the course page
Below is a table with a full description of every setting possible within an assignment.
||The name of the assignment. This becomes the text for the link that students click on to access this assignment.
||A description of the assignment. Best practice is to put the prompt for the assignment here as well as any additional instructions you may have for your students. This description is shown after a student clicks on the assignment link.
|Display description on course page
||Marking this checkbox shows the description entered above on the course page directly below the link to the assignment in addition to after a student clicks on the link. Use this setting with caution, as long descriptions can cause your course page to become very long to scroll through.
||Files uploaded here are shown to students directly below the description of the assignment. This is useful in cases where you have a template or data that students need to read and download before completing an assignment.
|Allow submissions from
||The date and time students can begin submitting to this assignment. In order to set this date, the enable checkbox must be marked.
||The date and time this assignment is due. In order to set this date, the enable checkbox must be marked.
||The date students can no longer submit anything to this assignment. This particular setting is typically used in conjunction with allowing late submissions as an absolute cut-off date when students can no longer submit to the assignment, even if you allow late submissions. In order to set this date, the enable checkbox must be marked.
|Always show description
||Whether the description for the assignment will be visible to students before they are allowed to submit or not.
- Online text
- Provides a text box for students to type in instead of uploading a file.
- File submissions
- The standard form of assignment where students upload a file such as a word document or PDF. This assignment type accepts any type of file.
- Video submission
- A specific type of assignment for video submissions. Students can upload video that then becomes a player in the grading interface similar to YouTube. If students will be submitting videos, use this assignment type instead of the file submission type.
||The number of words allowed when using an Online text submission type. In order to use this setting you must have the Online text submission type selected and the Enable checkbox marked.
|Maximum number of uploaded files
||The maximum number of files that a student can upload in a given submission. Note that this is not for resubmissions but rather for assignments where you are having students upload more than one file. For example, this setting would be used in an assignment where you are having students upload an outline and a presentation slide deck. This setting is only enabled if you have the File submissions submission type enabled.
|Maximum submission size
||The maximum size each individual file can be in an assignment. The default is 100MB. This setting is only active if you have the File submissions submission type enabled.
||Provides a place for graders to enter comments to go along with a grade.
|Offline grading worksheet
||Provides a downloadable worksheet that graders can use to fill in grades all at once and then upload back to the assignment. This is an advanced form of grading, but could be useful for inputting grades to a large number of students at once.
||Allows a grader to upload a file back to a student when entering their grade.
|Require students click the submit button
||Add an additional submit button that a student must click on to "finalize" their submission. Until this button is clicked, their submission is considered a draft. This is disabled by default as some students find the process confusing. You must click on the Show more... link in order to see this setting.
|Require that students accept the submission statement
||Setting this to Yes requires students to accept the following submission statement before they can submit to the assignment:
This assignment is my own work, except where I have acknowledged the use of the works of other people. I have also adhered to the SFSU Standards of Student Conduct (http://conduct.sfsu.edu/standards).
- Students cannot resubmit to this assignment
- Teachers can manually allow students to resubmit
- Automatically until pass
- Students can resubmit until a passing grade has been entered.
||The maximum number of times a student can resubmit. This setting is only available if the Attempts reopened setting is either Manual or Automatically until pass.
Group submission settings
|Students submit in groups
||Determines whether this assignment is a group assignment or not.
|Require all group members submit
||Whether all members in a group need to submit a file. Setting this to no means that only one member of a group needs to submit a file that will show up for everyone in that particular group. This setting is only available if Students submit in groups is set to Yes. You must click on the Show more... link to see this setting.
|Grouping for student groups
||Which grouping to use for the group assignment. This setting is only available if you have Students submit in groups set to Yes. You must click on the Show more... link
|Notify graders about submissions
||Whether the assignment sends an email to all teachers in a class any time a student submits to this assignment. You must click on the Show more... link in order to see this setting.
|Notify graders about late submissions
||Whether the assignment sends an email to all teachers in a class any time a student submits late to this assignment. You must click on the Show more... link in order to see this setting.
|Default setting for "Notify students"
||Determines the default notification setting for sending an email to students when grading an assignment, notifying them that their assignment has been graded. You must click on the Show more... link in order to see this setting.
- This assignment is not graded
- This assignment is graded by points
- This assignment is graded on a non-numeric scale
- Scale - Which scale to use if Scale is selected in Type
- Maximum points - How many points this assignment is worth if Point is selected in Type
- Simple direct grading
- Provides a box to enter a grade and any feedback options selected in the Feedback types section
- Grading guide
- Allows use of a grading guide, configured separately from an assignment.
- Allows the use of a rubric, configured separately, to determine the grade for the assignment.
||Determines which category in the gradebook for the class this assignment belongs to.
|Use grading workflow
||When set to yes, this assignment will have a multi-step process for grading. This allows for all grades to be released at the same time, but requires a teacher to manually release grades. You must click on the Show more... link in order to see this setting.
|Use grading allocation
||Allows classes with multiple teachers (or TAs) to have certain students assigned to specific graders. You must click on the Show more... link in order to see this setting.
Common module settings
||Whether this activity or resource is visible to students.
||Whether this activity is in group mode. This setting applies primarily to forums and wikis
||Which grouping to use when Group mode is enabled