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Assignment With the activity “Assignment” you give your learners a work instruction that is submitted directly to itslearning. You can design the instruction freely - from simple reading tasks to complex group work with different materials and media. After the learners have submitted their answers, you can also comment on it directly in itslearning, grade it if necessary and give the learners individual feedback.
When creating an assignment, you can insert content and/or directions into the rich text editor. Use the rich text editor to provide ample information to students on how to complete the assignment. For example, you may ask them to watch a video and submit a summary.
Making an assignment
When you create an assignment, your page will look like this
Lets look at the two parts
New Assignment window
As you can see, the assignment has got a title and a description. Thanks to the rich text editor, you can format text and embed media files in the description, thus making it a powerful tool when creating assignments.
To add files simply press the "Add files" button to choose where to add them from (depending on the setup of your itslearning account)
When you have chosen the file, and it follows certain formats (like docx), you can choose wether the student can view the file (and download it), or to "make a copy for each student". If you choose to make a copy for each student, they each get a virtual copy of the assignment that they can work in. There is no need to download or upload anything this way. When made like this, a student can open the file, write directly in the page, and deliver it with the push of a button. And even if they forget to press "send" after completion, you can open the file as a draft, see what they have done, and assess it. It doesnt get much easier than that ;)
For more detailed information about different settings, look at this article:
About group activities
You have the option to create the groups for the students or allow students to create their own.
Watch the video
There are 2 options:
- 'Students create groups': Students can freely create their own groups by inviting other students in the course
- 'Use course group': These groups are usually predefined by the teacher.
The assignment can be changed into a group assignment (or vice versa) until there is at least 1 submission.
Students create groups
When students are allowed to create their own groups, they can invite other students to work together on the assignment.
Until the student has created a group - or has chosen to work alone (submit individually) - it is not possible to answer the assignment.
To create a group, students type in the name of the student(s) they want to collaborate with.
When saving the created group, invited members will get a notifications that they have been added to a group.
In the assignment itself, the group members are shown at the top of the page. It is now possible to start answering the assignment.
To add or remove members, a group member can click the Edit group button. This opens the same dialog as the one for creating the group. It is also possible to withdraw from a group.
Note that changing a group is currently only possible as long as there is no answer submitted.
Use course groups
With course groups, a student can submit using one of the existing course groups they are a member of. These groups are created and managed by the teacher.
Instead of 'Create your group', the assignment will show the button 'Select your group'. Clicking it will list all groups the student is a member of.
As long as there are no answers, the student can select another group - if available - or choose to submit the answer on their own.
When being added to a group, the student will get a notification (bell icon). The same happens when a group member withdraws from the group.
There is also a notification when a student submits an answer on behalf of the group.
And when an answer is saved as a draft
In general assessing a group answer works in the same way as assessing individual answers. YThe teacher will be able to see the members of the group.
The assessment given on the answer will be given to all members of the group. It is currently not possible to give a different assessment for certain group members.