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Assignments and Assessments


The "Assignment" activity in LATTE allows students an easy way to upload and submit a file or files for grading.

How To

Let’s go step-by-step to add an assignment.

#Step 1: Log in

Log in to LATTE with your credentials. Here, we login as an Admin. Once you log in, you’re on your dashboard.

#Step 2: Go to Course

From your dashboard, scroll to the Navigation block on the left side of your dashboard, and click the dropdown for My Courses and select the course you would like to access the course you would like to create the assignment in.

The screenshot indicate how you navigate.

Here we are on my dashboard.

From the navigation toolbar, I will be selecting my course, which I have highlighted.

#Step 3: “Turn editing on” from the Course Page

Click Turn editing on from the course for which you want to add an assignment.

#Step 4: Add an Activity or Resource

Then scroll down to what label you would like your assignment to fall under and click + Add an activity or a resource, and select Assignment.

#Step 5: Enter the Details of Your Assignment

To create an assignment in Moodle, provide the following general details.

  1. Name of the assignment
  2. Description of your assignment
  3. Add a file (you can drag and drop it)

#Step 6: Set Due Dates

From ‘Availability’ part, set due dates for your assignment. It includes the start time of accepting the completed assignment and the date to which you accept them.

#Step 7: Set Assignment Submission Type

From this part from the create assignment in Moodle, you set the following conditions:

  • Submission type: Online text or file submission
  • Number files to be allowed to submit
  • The max. size of the files
  • Accepted file formats

#Step 8: Feedback Type

While creating an assignment in Moodle, you have to enable what type of feedback you can provide to your students.

These are common feedback types:

  • Comments: written by grader for each submission
  • Files: spoken audio files or documents with commentary or marked up student’ submission
  • Offline grading worksheet
  • Inline: comment inline during the grading

#Step 9: Provide Submission Settings

These submission settings are basically ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ type, except ‘Attempts reopened.’

In ‘Attempt reopened,’ if you set to Manually, the teacher can open the submission. If set to Automatically pass until, the submission automatically opens until the student achieves pass grade.

#Step 10: Group Submission Settings

This setting allows you to decide whether you want this assignment to be submitted via group or individual. By default, the group submission setting will be selected as no. If you select yes then the following settings will become available. It should be noted that if you do enable group submissions, the groups and groupings will need to be created prior to setting up the assignment.

  • Require group to make submission

  • Require all group members to submit

  • Grouping for student groups

#Step 11: Notifications

This allows you to set up a notification system with your students whenever they submit their assignment. By default, all students are selected to be notified when their assignment has been graded but you are able to change the setting if you wish.

#Step 12: Turnitin

If you wish to enable turnitin for your assignment, you can select yes and can then identify which sources you would like turnitin to cross reference the assignment.

#Step 13: Grading Assignment

We’re almost done creating assignments in Moodle once we finish how you want to evaluate an assignment.

  • Grade type: if you select none, it means the assignment worth nothing.
  • Grading method: simple grading, grading guide or rubric
  • Grade category: when choosing this field, the grade automatically comes under that category
  • Grade to pass: enter the value
  • Blind Grading: if you enable it, the graders will not see the students’ names while grading
  • Marking workflow: if you enable, the assignment goes through a marking workflow; Not graded, In-progress, Grading complete, In review, Ready for release, and Released.

That’s all to add assignment activity in Moodle.

There are other options too; like restrict access, activity completion, and common module settings that you are more than welcome to explore.

#Step 14: Add Assignment Successful!

Finally, click on ‘Save and display’ button at the end. Then this is how it looks as shown in the screenshot.

It’s done. You added an assignment in Moodle successfully.