Adding an assignment

To add an assignment for upload, online text assignment, or Poodll assignment:

1.Click the Settings (wheel) icon and click Turn editing on.

2. A series of “Add an activity or resource” drop down menus will appear. Click one of the drop down menus and click Assignment.



3. Type a name for the Assignment.

  • You can Enable Available from, Due date, Cut-off, and Remind me to grade by times by checking the Enable boxes. Set those dates as desired.
  • When enabled, the cut-off date allows late assignment submission until this set date/time.
  • When enabled, the Remind me to grade by date displays a reminder on your course dashboard to grade the assignment by that date.

4. Choose your Submission type:

  • File submissions is enabled by default and allows students to upload documents for grading.
  • Online text allows students to type essay answers directly into the assignment window for submission.
  • Online Poodll allows students to record an audio/video assignment or draw a submission using the whiteboard.

5. If desired, set maximum number of uploaded files, submission size, file types, and set word limit.

5. Choose Feedback types: (All feedback options are selected by default)

  • Feedback comments allows comments on uploaded assignments.
  • Offline grading worksheet allows download and upload of worksheet with student grades when marking the assignment.
  • Feedback files allows documents and audio uploads for student feedback on assignments.
  • Annotate PDF allows online editing and grading of uploaded submissions.
  • Feedback Poodll allows audio/video/whiteboard responses to student submissions.

6. Submission Settings:

  • Requiring students to click submit button allows them to keep a draft until they are ready to submit and also requires clicking Submit to make submission Final.
  • Click Show More to set attempts reopened status to Manually reopen attempts, if desired, and set a maximum number of attempts.


7. Assign a Grade, grading method, and category (if you have set these up- see Gradebook) This is also where you could select to use a Rubric.

Also see settings for Blind Grading and Grading Workflow


8. If you want to change group settings, expand Common Module settings – see Managing Groups for more information – otherwise, click Save and return to course.