Creating an Assignment Template

Getting Started


  • Although this Quick Guide will refer to Assignments, all steps also apply to Projects.
  • Before a Template can be created, the necessary Artifact Templates and Assessment Tools need to be created from the Administration tab.

Create a New Assignment Template

  1. Click on Courses in the side menu.
  2. Click on My Templates located in the side menu below.
  3. Click on Assignment and Project Templates located in the side menu below
  4. Click on Create New Assignment and Project Template.

Step 1: Define Template

  1. Select a Assignment as Template Type from the dropdown menu.
    Note: There is NO difference between an assignment template and a project template. The only difference is the nomenclature being used.
  2. Enter a Title for the template.
  3. Enter a Instructions (optional).

    Define-Template.pngDefine Template

  4. Choose template Visibility.
    1. Private: Only you can see and use the template.
    2. Public: Template is available for others to use.
  5. Place a checkmark next to the Student Submission Type(s) you want attached.


    Student Submission Type

  6. If you choose Artifact, you must also select an available artifact template.
  7. Click Next.


  • File: a file type attachment (e.g., .docx, .pdf, .xlsx)
  • Text: a rich text type entry
  • Artifact: a preconfigured form for data collection

Step 2: Standards (optional)

  1. Click Add New .
  2. Select standard(s) from those available that this assignment is meant to achieve.
  3. Click Next.

Step 3: Select Assessment Tool(s)

  1. Select the Assessment Tool(s) that will be used by the assessor by placing a checkmark next to the corresponding form.

    Select-Assessment-Tool.pngSelect Assessment Tool

  2. Click Next.

Note: If the Assessment Tool has been configured but is not listed, you have to make the assessment tool available to you (see Courses Libraries ).

Step 4: Review

  1. Make the Assignment Template active, by selecting Yes.
  2. Click Finish.


  • If you select Save, it will save the work and the user will remain on the page.
  • If you select Finish, it will save the work and the user will land on the Assignment Templates page.
  • If you select Close, it will prompt you to a screen that asks you if you would like to save before closing.
  • You cannot send an assignment based on the the template unless it is active.
  • If your templates for different assignments vary slightly, you can copy a template, make adjustments, and then rename the template accordingly.
You can also refer to the video link: Creating an Assignment Template
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