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Unformatted text preview: Moodle 2.0 Assignments UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CENTER Moodle 2.0 Assignments 2011 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota and Academic & Distributed Computing Services All rights reserved. 9.29.11 i Table of Contents An Overview of Assignments ............................................................................................................... 1 Explanation of Assignments..................................................................................................................... 1 Uses of the Assignment activity............................................................................................................... 1 Assignment types..................................................................................................................................... 1 Online Text ...................................................................................................................................................... 2 Upload a Single File ......................................................................................................................................... 2 Advanced Uploading of Files ........................................................................................................................... 2 Offline Activity................................................................................................................................................. 2 File types that can be submitted.............................................................................................................. 3 Privacy of submissions ............................................................................................................................. 3 Why you might not use Assignments....................................................................................................... 3 Editing a student submission ................................................................................................................... 3 Sending the instructor comments ............................................................................................................ 3 Providing instructor feedback.................................................................................................................. 4 Why students may not see a response file............................................................................................... 4 Why student may not see grades or feedback......................................................................................... 4 Downloading student submissions .......................................................................................................... 4 Using the group feature........................................................................................................................... 5 Instructor access control with assignments ............................................................................................. 5 Using the Restrict Access function ........................................................................................................... 5 Understanding an "overridden" grade .................................................................................................... 6 Removing the lock of an overridden grade .............................................................................................. 6 Screenshots ......................................................................................................................................... 7 Add an Assignment .................................................................................................................................. 9 Assignment Setting Categories .............................................................................................................. 10 Assignment Grading Options ................................................................................................................. 11 Quick Grading Options........................................................................................................................... 12 Quick Grading in the Assignment .................................................................................................................. 12 Quick Grading in the Grade Book .................................................................................................................. 13 How Tos............................................................................................................................................. 15 Creating Assignments ............................................................................................................................ 17 To create an assignment.................................................................................................................... 17 Inline help...................................................................................................................................................... 17 Common assignment settings ....................................................................................................................... 17 Grading Assignments............................................................................................................................. 18 Grade with the Detailed View............................................................................................................ 18 Download all file submissions for review .......................................................................................... 19 Give feedback to students before grading. ....................................................................................... 19 iii Remove feedback or response files ................................................................................................... 19 Revert a submission to draft.............................................................................................................. 20 Use the Quick Grading function......................................................................................................... 20 Attach a Response File in Quick Grading ....................................................................................................... 20 Grading Assignments via the Grade Book.......................................................................................... 21 Removing an Override Grade ............................................................................................................ 21 How students can change their submission ...................................................................................... 22 Student access to graded assignments.............................................................................................. 22 To view assignment grades and comments only........................................................................................... 22 To view assignment grades, comments, and download response files ........................................................ 22 Support and Additional Resources ..................................................................................................... 23 Moodle Server........................................................................................................................................ 23 Moodle Support ..................................................................................................................................... 23 Moodle Help .......................................................................................................................................... 23 International Community....................................................................................................................... 23 iv 1 Section An Overview of Assignments Explanation of Assignments Assignments allow the instructor to specify an activity that requires students to submit content by uploading and attaching the file(s), and/or complete work online by typing text directly into their web browser assignment text box. Assignments can also be used to evaluate knowledge or skill through a personal presentation or demonstration that is recorded by the instructor in the Grade Book. Assignments are intended for one-to-one interaction and evaluation between the student and instructor. Assignments marked as `graded' will have a corresponding column in the Grade Book created automatically. Uses of the Assignment activity Assignments allow for variety in the submission and feedback methods. They allow for grading of a file submission, a text submission, or an off-line activity. Assignments allow for instructor feed back while in draft mode and after a final submission. Instructors can also revert a final submission back to draft mode if the student needs more effort on the assignment. Assignment types There are four types of assignments in Moodle: Online Text Upload a Single File Advanced Uploading of Files Offline Assignment 1 Online Text Online text is a good choice for shorter writing assignments. With this assignment type: Students type text into an editing window in their web browser Students are able to edit the text as long as the assignment is open Students can insert urls, but not attach files or embed graphics Another common use for the Online Text assignment is a private class journal, where students can submit entries that only instructors are able to view. Students are able to update the online text as long as the assignment is open, and the instructor can review and give feedback at any time. Upload a Single File With this assignment type: Students are able to upload only one file Students are not able to leave notes for the instructor Students can get feedback from the instructor at any time in a comment area Students are able to upload and over-write the original file until the assignment is closed or graded. Advanced Uploading of Files This assignment type is useful when students need to submit multiple files for a project and/or the instructor wants more interaction with students. With this assignment type: Students can upload one or more files. Files are uploaded one at a time. Students can continue to work in draft mode, and choose when a file is ready to be submitted for grading Students may enter notes or comments to the instructor while they are still working in draft mode. Instructors can review the current status at any time, review work that is still in draft form, and send separate response files back to students in addition to comments. Instructors can also revert any ungraded assignment back to draft status. Offline Activity This is a useful activity when the assignment is performed outside of Moodle. It could be something done elsewhere on the web or in a face-to-face class. With this assignment type: Students see a description of the assignment Students cannot upload any files or write comments Grading works normally, and students will get notifications of their grades. This can be confusing for students, so it's good practice to let students know they have nothing to upload to Moodle. An offline activity will have a visible link on the course site, and a column in the grade book for a grade) 2 File types that can be submitted Any type of digital file could be submitted with an assignment. The instructor or teaching assistant evaluating the submission would need to have an application that could open that file type. Privacy of submissions The interaction between a student and instructor is direct and individual. Students cannot see each other's work or feedback from the instructor. Why you might not use Assignments You would not use an assignment for tasks where you want other students to have access to the file(s) or knowledge in the submission. The files attached in forums and ideas expressed in forums would be a better vehicle for sharing information. Editing a student submission Students can edit their text, remove files, and/or upload a different file if the assignment is still open. Details are in the How To section. Instructors can also revert a submitted Advance Uploading of Files assignment to 'draft' even after it has been graded. This will allow the student to change their submission and re-submit it. Sending the instructor comments If the assignment contains this option, and if instructor enables it, then students can add comments for the instructor when submitting their assignment. 3 Providing instructor feedback Each assignment type allows for various forms of feedback to the student. The Advanced Uploading of Files, and the Upload a Single File assignment allow for instructor text/HTML feedback, and the attaching of response files. The Online Text assignment allows for instructor text/HTML feedback that is separate from the student submission, or inline with the student text. A different text color or font is recommended to make recognition of the instructor comments easier. Why students may not see a response file An issue reported by instructors is that students are unable to see the response files for assignments, as discussed above in the section Upload a Response File. This occurs when the instructor uploads a response file for a student to review, but does not assign a grade or does not enter textual feedback in the assignment's comments. The solution is to provide a grade or write a comment for the assignment. If you have a large number of students for which this issue is occurring, turn on Quick Grading and simply put something in the Feedback column. You can even simply type periods in the blank space. Remember to save your feedback when you are done. Why student may not see grades or feedback Students can see their grades and feedback by going into the individual assignment. A common issue reported by instructors is that their students are unable to see any grades or feedback from within the assignment, although the instructors see that they have provided grades and/or feedback. If the assignment is hidden in the Grade Book, then students will not be able to see their grades or feedback from within the assignment area. However, the grade will still be calculated as part of the course total. The simple solution is to unhide the assignment from inside the Grade Book. Downloading student submissions Yes, instructors can download the student submissions to grade off-line. The downloaded materials are zipped into one file. Online Text assignments are saved as html files, while files from the Upload a Single File and Advanced Uploading of Files assignments download the complete file. The download process adds the student name as a prefix to the file name. Use the download link on the assignment submissions screen. 4 Using the group feature Assignments can be configured for access by class groups. Instructions and/or access can be specific to the group; however, each member of the group must submit the assignment individually. Multiple groups can be combined to form a grouping. Assignments can also restrict visibility to only that group or grouping. Instructor access control with assignments When a new assignment is created the default setting makes it available to students immediately, creates a due date one week later, and has it visible on the course site. Hiding or showing the assignment is a manual process done at the moment of need. The Available from and Due date settings determine when students can submit the assignment. If the option to Prevent late submissions is set to NO, students will be able to submit assignments after the Due date, and the time stamp for the submission will be marked in red text. The Available from and Due date information is visible on the assignment page at all times. The Restrict access function hides the assignment until stated requirements or settings are met before the assignment will be visible and accessible. Using the Restrict Access function The Restrict access function (visibly) hides the assignment until stated requirements or settings are met, at which time the general settings of Available from and Due date take effect. The Restrict Access category contains options to Allow access from and Allow access until, one or more Grade condition(s), and to completely hide, or show the activity link with restriction information in grey text (indicating it is inaccessible). 5 Understanding an "overridden" grade You can enter grades for any activity from the grade book. Doing so will override the grade delivered via the activity grading screen and lock if from further changes attempted in the activity grading screen. Grades can be changed in the grade book multiple times. Grades that have been entered via the grade book will be marked with a colored (light brown) background. Any grades that are uploaded into the grade book will be an override grade and lock any changes from the activity grading screen. Removing the lock of an overridden grade You may need to remove the locking feature of an overridden grade to add a response file or to retrieve previous feedback or a grade. This can be done via the grade book by removing the comments and grade and saving no information. Then remove the Override tick/check and saving a second time. The original grade and comments will repopulate the student grade area. 6 2 Section Screenshots In this section, you will fine screenshots of important elements of Moodle's user interface for creating assignments. 7 Add an Assignment To add an assignment you must first Turn editing on, and then use the Add an activity menu to choose an assignment type. A B C A D A) Turn editing on button. B) Add an Activity menu. C) Assignment types. D) Other activity options. 9 Assignment Setting Categories All assignments have four common settings categories. A fifth setting category will be specific to that particular assignment type A) General B) Grade C) Specific assignment settings A D) Common module (groups) E) Restrict Access B C D E 10 Assignment Grading Options The image below is of an Advanced Uploading of Files assignment. Each assignment grading screen will be slightly different, but all will have the Grade, Feedback, Response files, Send notification emails sections, and the options to save or cancel your choices. A B C D E F A) Submissions and Notes from the student B) Grade. C) Feedback from the instructor. D) Response files. E) Last grade user and time stamp. F) Save, Cancel, Save and continue, or Next without saving. 11 Quick Grading Options Quick grading of assignments can be done for a separate assignment, or from the grade book. Both will allow you to select a grade and enter feedback. To attach a file with feedback click the Grade or Update link and use Add for Response file. Quick Grading in the Assignment D B A C A) Grade selection. B) Feedback text box. C) Grade or Update link. D) Compile and download all submissions. 12 Quick Grading in the Grade Book A B C D A) Turn Editing On. B) Grade text box. C) Feedback text box. D) Edit grade detailed options. 13 3 Section How Tos In this section, you will find detailed step-by-steps for completing important tasks within Moodle. 15 Creating Assignments Assignments are activities that ask for student submissions in the form of online text, digital files, or can be an out of class activity. All assignments can be graded. Each assignment has four common settings categories and one assignment specific settings category. To create an assignment 1. Click Turn editing on. 2. From the Add an activity menu in the section you where to want to add the assignment link, choose your assignment type: (See Assignment types in Section 1 for details) Advanced Uploading of Files Online Text Upload a Single File Offline Activity 3. Fill out the required fields highlighted in red*, and set other assignment specific options. 4. Click Save and return to course. Inline help For terms or settings that have inline help click to read the explanation. Common assignment settings Assignment name* (*Required) Available from Description* (*Required) Due date Email alerts to teachers Grade category Maximum size limit Maximum number of uploaded files Prevent late submissions Avoid special characters like * ; \ / : ! and . The name will be a link on the course home page. Date and time assignment is open for submissions. Visible in the assignment page and on the Activity index page. Date and time assignment is closed to submissions. Instructors who are able to grade a particular assignment are notified when students submit or update an assignment. Select an existing grade book category to place the assignment. Uncategorized is the default choice, and is present in all new sites. Use the Grades tool to create grade book categories. Upload limit for a single file. Maximum size is 1000 MB. Recommended size is 100 MB. Ability to upload files may cease if course site reaches 500 MB in total size. This number will not be listed anywhere on the assignment. We suggest you mention it in the assignment description. Setting will allow or deny students from submitting an assignment after the due date. Late submission will be marked in red text on the assignment-grading page. 17 Restrict Access Alleows an assignment to be hidden completely, or inaccessible, until a date or grade book criteria is meet. Grading Assignments It is recommended that an activity be graded in the activity tool, as compared to grading it directly in the grade book Assignments graded in the grade book will override and lock the ability to make grade changes in the assignment tool. Grades and comments made in the assignment tool are editable. Grade with the Detailed View 1. Click the assignment link on the homepage. 2. On the assignment page click the View # submitted assignments. 3. In the Status column click Grade. 4. To download or open files for evaluation see "Download all file submissions for grading." 5. Evaluate the submission and choose a score from the Grade menu. 6. Enter feedback (optional). 7. Attach a response file (optional) (Available only for Single File Upload and Advanced Uploading of Files assignments.) 8. Choose a save option. For Online Text assignments choose either Save changes or Cancel For Single File Upload and Advanced Uploading of Files assignments choose either: a. Save changes if you are done grading and want to return to the assignment page. b. Save and show next to save your evaluation and continue grading the next assignment. c. Next to continue without saving the present evaluation. d. Cancel to return to the assignment page without saving the evaluation. 18 Download all file submissions for review 1. Click an assignment link on the homepage. 2. On the assignment page click the View # submitted assignments. 3. On the assignment grading screen click Download all assignments as a zip. Using this method of downloading adds the student full name to each file. If you click a file link and choose Download and Save the file retains its name, but add no student identification information to the title. Online Text assignments will be downloaded as HTML files. 4. Save the zipped file. 5. Locate the zipped file on your desktop. Unzip the file to view and evaluate the individual assignment files. Give feedback to students before grading. Any assignment has a Comment text box that the instructor can use to give feedback either before or at the time of issuing a final grade. 1. Click an assignment link on the homepage. 2. On the assignment page click the View # submitted assignments. 3. In the Status column click Grade. 4. Enter comments in the Feedback box and/or attach a Response file. 5. Click Save changes. Remove feedback or response files You can remove your feedback or the attached response file in Detailed or Quick Grading mode. 1. Click an assignment link on the homepage. 2. On the assignment page click the View # submitted assignments. 3. Click the Update link. 4. Select the comments in the Feedback text area and use your keyboard Delete key. 5. Click the action icon 6. Click Save Changes. for the file link and choose Delete. When asked, click Yes. 19 Revert a submission to draft Online Text and Upload a Single File assignments can be edited or uploaded again by the student as long as the assignment is Available. After the assignment Date Due arrives the instructor can only give comments and a grade. The Advanced uploading of Files assignment allows the student to submit multiple drafts and receive comments from the instructor while the assignment is still open. Students may submit the files for grading before the Date Due arrives. The instructor can Revert the submission(s) to draft to have the student do more work on it. 1. Click an assignment link on the homepage. 2. On the assignment page click the View # submitted assignments. 3. In the Status column click Grade. 4. Click Revert to draft. 5. Enter Comments or attach a Response file (optional). 6. Click Save Changes. Use the Quick Grading function Grades and comments can be entered from the assignment grading page without accessing the detailed view of each user. This can be very efficient if you have already downloaded and evaluated submissions. 1. Click an assignment link on the homepage. 2. On the assignment page click the View # submitted assignments. 3. Scroll to the bottom of the assignment submissions page and check Allow quick grading. 4. Click Save Preference. 5. When the page redraws use the drop down Grade menu to enter scores. 6. Enter Comments in the text box area if desired. 7. Click Save all my feedback when done. Attach a Response File in Quick Grading Use the Update link to shift into Detailed grading view and attach a response file while using the Quick Grading function. 1. Click the Update link. 2. Click Add for Response file In the Feedback area. 3. In the File Picker Browse for the file and click Browse 4. Locate the response file, click Add, then Upload this file. 5. Click Save changes and return to Quick Grading. 20 Grading Assignments via the Grade Book Instructors can manually enter grades and comments for assignments directly into the grade book (grades tool). Response files can only be attached using the assignment grading screen. Any grades or comments done from the grade book will add an override lock to the grade, which can only be removed from within the grade book. See Removing an Override Grade for the required steps. 1. Click Grades in the Administration block. 2. In the grade book click the View tab. 3. Click Grader Report. 4. Click Turn editing on. 5. Enter grades in the text boxes. Use the tab key for moving to the next box. If you want to enter quick comments click My Preferences. Scroll to Show quick feedback and choose Yes. Click Save changes. 6. Enter comments (optional). 7. Click Update to save your changes. Removing an Override Grade Grades uploaded or manually entered in the grade book will add an Override 'lock' to that item The override grade and locking feature can be removed from within the grade book. 1. Click Grades in the Administration block. 2. In the grade book click the View tab. 3. 4. Click Grader Report. Click Turn editing on. 5. Click the Edit icon for a grade. 6. Remove all Feedback and the Grade. Leave the Overridden box checked. 7. Click Save changes. 8. Click the Edit icon again. 9. Uncheck the Overridden box. 10. Click Save Changes. Any original comments and grade supplied from the activity grading page will return. 21 How students can change their submission Students can edit their text, remove files, and/or upload a different file if the assignment is still open. 1. Click the assignment link. 2. Access the submission according to the assignment type. Online Text students click Edit my submission and modify their text. Single File Upload students click Update this file, and upload a different file. Since only one file can reside with the assignment the last file uploaded will be the one submitted. Advanced Uploading of Files students click Edit these files. On the upload page click the action icon file. next to the file and choose Delete. Confirm by clicking Yes. Upload a new 3. Click Save Changes. Student access to graded assignments Student can see their grade and comments by accessing the Grade tool. If students want to access their original submitted files, their files with instructor markup, or teacher response files they should return to the assignment page and download the files. To view assignment grades and comments only 1. Click the Grades link under the Administration block. 2. Review your grade and comments on the Grades page. To view assignment grades, comments, and download response files 1. Click an assignment link on the homepage. 2. Review your comments on the assignment page. 3. Choose File Download and then click Export to Portfolio. 4. On the Configure exported data page choose File format and click Next. 5. On the Confirm file export page click Continue. 6. Save your exported file(s) to a preferred location. 22 4 Section Support and Additional Resources Moodle Server http://moodle2.umn.edu When you log into the Moodle server you will see a list of your courses. You can also access the Moodle Features course and other resources. Moodle Support http://www.oit.umn.edu/moodle Online user guides and resources. Moodle Help moodle@umn.edu Send email for help. International Community http://www.moodle.org Blogs, tutorials and a wealth of information. 23 ...
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