Assignment




The assignment activity allow teachers to collect work from students, review it, grade it, and provide feedback. Students can either upload files or type directly in the Moodle HTML editor to submit a written assignment.

To add an assignment turn editing on and click the "+Add an activity or resource" link in any section of your course. You will see the following:

Add Assignment


Select the 'Assignment' option. Now click the 'Add' button.

You will then see the following page:


Add Assignment


Enter an Assignment name and Description. If you need more space or want to style the text, click the Show editing tools button to display the Moodle editor. Now, scroll down and you will see several assignment settings:

Add Assignment


By default Moodle sets a start date and a due date for the assignments. To disable this, uncheck each of the 'Enable' checkboxes.

Scroll down and you will see the Submission types settings:


Add Assignment


Using the submission settings, you can configure the Assignment to accept either text entered in the Moodle Editor, or files uploaded by students.

  • If you want students to be able to type their assignment into a Moodle Editor box, check the box for 'Online text' and uncheck the 'File submissions' box.
  • If you prefer that students upload their files (for example, a Microsoft Word document), leave 'Online text' unchecked and ensure that 'File submissions' is checked.

You can use the 'Maximum number of uploaded files' option to increase the number of attempts each student can submit.

Scroll down and you will see the Feedback types section:

Add Assignment


Feedback comments allow the teacher to leave comments about each student submission. 

Feedback files allow a teacher to upload a file in response to a student submission. For example, a teacher could provide a Word document that contains tracked changes on a student submission.

Scroll down to the Submission settings section:

Add Assignment


Several settings are available here to consider.

Scroll down and you will see the Grade settings:

Add Assignment


Here you can select the grade for the assignment. Instead of selecting a grade, you could also choose a scale such as Pass/Fail. If you are using a Rubric to grade the assignment, you can select Rubric in the Grading method selection box.

Scroll down and click 'Save and display'.

Save Display


You will now see the assignment:

Add Assignment


Once students have submitted assignments, you can click 'View/grade all submissions' to see and grade all of the submissions.


Student View

When a student visits your assignment activity, they will see a link to submit their file:

Add Assignment


The student can click the 'Add submission' button to upload their assignment file.

For more information, please see:

https://docs.moodle.org/34/en/Assignment_activity

Last modified: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:21 AM