Jul 222014

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Edit an assignment to change the name and instructions, add or delete file attachments, and adjust availability and/or dates.

Important Note: If you modify the assignment once students have started completing them, you may receive a pop-up message advising that some students have already submitted attempts, therefore keep in mind that these students may not see the changes made.

  • If you change an assignment’s Points Possible, this alters the percentage correct for existing submissions.
  • If you change the instructions, students who have already submitted will see the new instructions only on subsequent attempts.

  • Set Edit Mode to ON
  • Select the Down arrow next to the group assignment title you want to edit
  • Select Edit
  • Assignment Information
    • Make changes to the Name and Color and/or Instructions fields
  • Assignment Files (Optional)

    • Add/Remove attached files
      • Select Browse My Computer or Browse Course to locate and select a file to attach
      • To attach another file: select Browse My Computer or Browse Course again to locate and select a file
      • To remove a file: select Mark for removal, located next to an attached file
      • Optional: By default your filename will display to users, to specify a title:
        • Locate the Link Title column, click in the text box and enter a new link title

        Due Dates (Optional)

        • Check the box and then change the desired due date/time for the assignment.
  • Grading
    • Make any changes to the point value for the assignment in the Points Possible field
    • If desired, use Add Rubric to use a grading rubric for the assignment
        • Select Submission Details to expand. Under assignment type choose Group Submission.
        • Remove or Add Groups of Students
        • From the Items to Select box, select the name of a group
          • For multiple groups, either choose the Select All button or press the Ctrl (Command on Mac) key while selecting the name of the groups
        • Select the Right arrow (>) button, this will move the selected group(s) to the Selected Items box
          • To remove users from the Selected Items box select the group(s) and then select the Left (<) arrow button
      • Number of Attempts: choose one of the following options:
            • Single attempt: allows users to submit their work for an assignment once.
            • Multiple attempts: allows users to submit their work for an assignment a specified number of times
            • Unlimited attempts: allows users to submit their work for an assignment more than once

      Note:  If you choose Multiple or Unlimited attempts, specify how you want to score the attempts by choosing one of the following options:

      • Last Graded Attempt
      • Highest Grade (recommended)
      • Lowest Grade
      • First Graded Attempt
      • Average of Graded Attempts
        • Select Grading Options to expand and view options:
          • Enable Anonymous Grading – student names hidden during grading process
          • Enable Delegated Grading – (ignore this – not used at our institution).
        • Select Display of Grades to expand and choose from the following options:
          • Using the Display grade as drop-down menu, select how to display the primary grade (Score, Percentage, Letter, etc.) in the assignment column in your Grade Center and whether you want the column to provide a Secondary display.
          • Include in Grade Center grading calculations:  This is enabled by default.  If you uncheck it, it will be entered in grade center, but excluded in the grade center calculations.
          • Show this Column to Students: This is enabled by default.  Uncheck it to hide column from students.
          • Show Statistics (average and median) for this item to Students in My Grades:  Check this to show the average and median column to Students.  Uncheck to hide statistics from students.
      • Availability
        • Make the Assignment Available: This is enabled by default.  Uncheck this box to make the assignment unavailable students
        • Limit Availability: Choose the Display After date/time and/or the Display Until date/time
        • Track Number of Views: check this box to record the number of times the Assignment is viewed, when it is viewed and by whom
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: name of assignment Edited.