For courses, the Assignments tool allows instructors to create, distribute, collect and grade online assignments. Assignments are private and student submissions are not visible to other users of the site.

The Assignments tool includes multiple grading options -- letter grades, points, check marks, pass/fail, or ungraded.

Assignments can also be returned, with or without grades, for re-submission. Instructors can download all submissions to an assignment to their computer at once. Instructors can also upload all graded submissions from their computer at once.

When instructors release grades for an assignment, students can access instructor comments and their grade.

Instructor's view of Assignments, with open, draft and not yet open assignments shown

Above: An instructor's view of his or her list of assignments for a site, showing different grading scales, draft assignments, and future assignments




Instructors can return assignments and allow for re-submission. This feature can be used to evaluate drafts of final projects or papers, or to allow students to correct and re-submit an assignment.


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