Create/Edit a Course Assignment

Create a Course Assignment

Once courses have been uploaded, an assignment may be created for a course section. Creation of assignments within the Administrative Account will automatically be distributed and populated in faculty and student accounts. Faculty may create additional assignments related to the course as well as copy, edit or add to administrator-generated assignments (e.g. due dates). The steps for creating, copying, and editing an assignment are identical for faculty and administrators.
 

  1. Click the Courses tab located in the top center of the screen.
  2. Click the title of the Course Code or Course Name within the All Courses area.
  3. Click the Assignments tab located under the course title.
  4. Click the Create button located in the top left of the Course Assignments Overview area.
  5. Enter a Title for the assignment.
  6. Enter an optional Description.
  7. Choose an optional Assessment Method that will be used when student submissions are evaluated. Multiple assessments may be selected.
  8. Select Formative or Summative as the Assessment Type. This is a tag designed to identify formative or summative assessments.
  9. The Publish Assessments checkbox is selected by default under the Assessment setting on the Assignment Details page, allowing a student to receive the assessment results instantly after an assessor completes and submits the assessment. Uncheck the box to release all assessment results at once to students from the Submissions & Grades tab.
  10. Select a Post Date for the assignment. This is the date that the assignment will be displayed in the student's account.
  11. Select a Due Date for the assignment by clicking the Show More link under the Availability section.


Formative vs. Summative
By definition, formative assessments are on-going assessments, reviews, and observations. Summative assessments are typically culminating or final assessments used to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction and learning at the end of an academic term, year, or at a pre-determined time.
 


Insert Assignment Template

  1. Click the assignment link that corresponds with the assignment. (Go to the Assignment Details to see how to view the course assignment details.)
  2. Within the Assignment Details tab, click on the Edit button on the top left corner of the page.
  3. Click the Show More link under the Resources and Settings section. Scroll down to the Templates Area
  4. Click on the Attach button.
  5. Select a Label (e.g. My Work, Inbox, or a custom label) where the document is listed.
  6. Select the checkbox located to the left of each document to be added.
  7. Click the Attach button.
  8. Click the Save Assignment button to confirm.


Insert Assessment Document

  1. Click the assignment link that corresponds with the assignment. (Go to the Assignment Details to see how to view the course assignment details.)
  2. Within the Assignment Details tab, click on the Edit button on the top left corner of the page
  3. Scroll down to the Assessment Area.
  4. Click on the Attach button.
  5. Select a Label (e.g. My Work, Inbox, or a custom label) where the document is listed.
  6. Select the checkbox located to the left of each assessment document to be added.
  7. Click the Attach button.
  8. Click the Save Assignment button to confirm.


Align Standards & Outcomes with Course Assignment

Once users had inserted their assessment document(s) for the assignment, all standards & outcomes which align with each assessment rubric within the assessment document(s) will be automatically aligned with the course assignment as well. However, users can still choose to align additional standards & outcomes as needed.
 

  1. Click the assignment link that corresponds with the assignment. (Go to the Assignment Details to see how to view the course assignment details.)
  2. Within the Assignment Details tab, click on the Edit button on the top left corner of the page.
  3. Scroll down to the Resources and Settings Area and click the Show More link to display the Standards section
  4. Click on the Attach button.
  5. A Standards & Outcomes search engine will display.
  6. Enter keywords in the Search text box.
  7. Click the Search button.
  8. Select the outcome or standard set from the Filter by Set dropdown menu.
  9. A list of applicable standards will be displayed below the search area. Enter new search criteria in the text box or click the links to refine the search.
  10. Select the checkbox to the left of each outcome or standard to be added.
  11. Click the Attach button located below the list of standards.
  12. The outcomes and standards selected will be displayed in the list.
  13. Click the Save Assignment button to confirm.


Add Assessment as Resource Viewable to Students

  1. Click the assignment link that corresponds with the assignment. (Go to the Assignment Details to see how to view the course assignment details.)
  2. Within the Assignment Details tab, click on the Edit button on the top left corner of the page.
  3. Under the Resources & Settings area, click the Show More link to display the Resources section.
  4. Click the Attach button in the Resources area
  5. Select a Label (e.g. My Work, Inbox, or a custom label) where the document is listed.
  6. Select the checkbox located to the left of each document to be added.
  7. Click the Attach button.
  8. Click the Save Assignment button to confirm.


One Template, Multiple Assessments

Students may be assessed on a lesson, project, portfolio, etc. multiple times throughout a course or program. Therefore it is not required to include a template for every assignment. For example, students may begin their portfolio from a template in one assignment and will be able to edit and submit their portfolio in future courses and assignments.


Once users click on the Use this template link used in one assignment, the system will automatically create the LiveText document based off the assignment template. The document is now stored and accessible from the My Work area under the LiveText Docs tab for future viewing and editing.
 

Copy Assignments to Multiple Courses

Course assignments may be copied to other course sections within the same term or in different terms. The only requirement is that the courses must be uploaded before assignments are duplicated and associated with the course. Faculty may also copy assignments and apply them to other courses within the same term or in different terms. The steps for copying an assignment are identical for both faculty and administrators.
 

  1. From within the Courses tab, click the title of the course that contains the assignment to be copied.
  2. Click the Assignments tab.
  3. Click the title of the assignment to be copied.
  4. Click the Copy button located in the top left of the Assignment Details tab.
  5. Select a Term from the dropdown menu.
  6. Select the checkbox(es) to the left of each course(s) to which the assignment should be copied.
  7. Click the Copy to Courses button.


Note:
When copying an assignment for multiple courses from a previous term it is recommended to copy it to one course first. When copying assignments, the due date needs to be adjusted after copying.
 

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