Assignment Advanced Settings

There are several options available for customizing an assignment. This allows you to create a unique assignment tailored to your needs.

  • Due date
  • Time limit
  • Passing score
  • Value
  • Auto grade
  • Randomize question order
  • Randomize answer order
  • Max limit
  • Late submissions
  • Number of attempts

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Due Date

The due date defines the date and time the assignment should be completed by.

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How it works

In the Lessons Page and Assignments Page, the assignment due date will display next to the assignment’s title. Once the assignment is past the due date, learners will still be able to take it, but the assignment will be marked as late upon submission. Once the due date passes, the solutions to each question will display after the learner submits his or her assignment.

Note: If no due date is selected, the assignment will be marked as “Available” and learners are welcome to take the assignment when convenient.

 

Time Limit

Adding a time limit to the assignment will alert the learner upon opening the assignment that he or she only has a defined amount of time to complete the assignment once started.

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How it works 

The time limit will be displayed next to the assignment’s name on the Lessons or Assignments tab, and when the assignment is selected, the learner will first be alerted to how much time they have to take the assignment and that once started the timer will not stop. Once the learner begins the assignment, a countdown clock will display at all times in the upper right-hand corner. The timer will continue until the learner submits his or her assignment. Once the timer reaches 0 when counting down from the allotted time, the timer will then count up displaying how many seconds/minutes/hours the assignment is over time. In other words, the learner will be able to interact with the assignment past the time limit, although the assignment will be marked as over time upon learner submission.

Note: If a time is not allotted to complete the assignment, a learner is welcome to work on it as long as needed without being penalized for time.

 

Passing Score

The passing score allows you to set a percentage the learner must achieve in order to pass the assignment. 

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How it works

The assignment’s required passing percentage will display at the top of the assignment as well as the number of points the assignment is worth. If a passing percentage is set, a value must also be determined.

Note: If you se a Passing Score for an assignment you will be prompted to input the Value.

 

Value

The value allows you to assign the amount of points the assignment is worth. This point value will display at the top of the assignment view and in the Assignments tab.

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How it works

The assignment’s total value will display next to the name of the assignment on the Lessons View and Assignments View. In their Assignments View, their grade will be listed as [Earned Points/Total Points]. If you choose to set the assignment to autograde, the total points will determine the value of each question.

Note: If a point value is not assigned, no point value will display. An instructor can still assign a grade once the assignment is submitted by learners.

 

Assignment Options

The Options tool allows you to choose who can see the assignment, if your assignment is auto graded, if ordering of questions or answers is randomized, if you’d like to set a max limit of questions that present to the learner, an option to allow late submissions, and the number of attempts learners have for the assignment.

To view and edit advanced settings, click the “Options” button to the right of the assignment’s title. 

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Assign to Option

This option allows you to select who can view the assignment.

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How it works

You can make an assignment visible to either “Everyone” or “For Credit Only.” If it’s assigned to “For Credit Only” only learners that are taking the course for credit may see the assignment and interact with it.

 

Grading Option

By enabling auto grading, the assignment will be automatically graded according to the answers you’ve marked as correct. You must have an assignment value set in order to auto grade.

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How it works

Each question will share an equal amount of points counting toward the total value of the assignment. After the learner submits his or her assignment, each question will be marked as correct or incorrect and display the learner’s score based on number of correct answers and how much each question is worth. The instructor will also be able to view the learner’s score and answers.

Note: If you have added a file upload or essay question type, auto grading will no longer be available to you since neither of these types can be automatically graded. Also note, in order for the assignment to autograde, you must assign a point value.

 

Randomize Ordering

Selecting randomize will help ensure that each learner have a unique quiz while still displaying each question and solution.

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Randomize Question Order:

Selecting this option will randomize the order in which the questions are presented to each learner.

Randomize Answer Order:

Selecting this option will randomize the order in which the answers are presented to each learner.

 

Max Limit

Setting a max number of questions will result in unique quizzes with randomly chosen questions for every student.

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How it works

Setting a max limit of questions allows a designated amount of questions from a larger set of questions to be randomly selected and assigned to learners. Learners will only be able to see and interact with their unique set of questions.

In other words, if you have 40 questions for the assignment, and you set a max limit of 10 questions, each learner will have 10 questions randomly selected and presented to them from the 40 possible questions on their assignment. These 10 questions will make up that learner’s unique assignment.

 

Late Submissions

This setting can allow or prevent learners from submitting work late.

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How it works

Course Instructors can restrict submissions to an assignment by due date and offer a grace period or timeframe for their assignments. A grace period grants an extended submission timeframe to an assignment beyond the due date. The grace period is not disclosed to the learner. If the learner tries to submit the assignment after the due date or grace period, a warning window will appear stating that the assignment is past due and cannot be submitted. After the due date, the learner can still view the assignment, but the assignment will not allow submissions.

 

Adding Multiple Attempts

Setting the number of attempts allows learners to have multiple tries to complete the assignment.

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How it works

Choose between one attempt, multiple attempts, or unlimited attempts. Multiple attempts can be added in order to allow the learner multiple attempts to gain a passing score, and thus multiple attempts for successful completion of the assignment. The displayed score on the assignment will be the highest score achieved of all attempts. Once the learner achieves the passing score or above, no more attempts will be allowed. If the instructor resets the assignment, all attempts will be regained, but previous scores and progress will be deleted.

Note: Both a value and passing score must be defined in order to add multiple attempts.

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