Assignments play an important role in reinforcing learners’ understanding of the course. They can be used when you want learners to upload their works on a given topic. Learners can submit their works for the assignments in the course, and authors can review them. Authors can create and customize assignments based on their needs, evaluate submissions, and provide feedback. Assignments have to be approved for the lesson to be marked as complete.

Creating an assignment

To create an assignment:
  1. Navigate to the course, then go to the Lessons tab.
  2. Enter the assignment name.
  3. Click the Add Content button on the lesson, then click Assignment.
  4. Enter the description for the assignment.
  5. If you want to provide additional documents to assist learners, click Upload File.

Managing assignment settings

You can customize your assignments by restricting the number of submissions allowed, the format of submission, expiration date, etc.
  1. Navigate to the assignment, then click the Settings icon () in the top-right corner.
  2. To make this assignment mandatory for the completion of the course, enable Make this mandatory.
  3. To set the maximum number of submissions allowed for a learner, select the attempts under Submissions Allowed.
  4. To restrict the format of submission, select one of the formats under Assignment submission type.
  5. To set an expiration date for the assignment, select a date under Assignment Expiration.
  6. To set drip schedule for the assignment, enable Drip Schedule, then select a release date.
  7. To set discussions for the assignment, enable Show Discussions.

Evaluating assignments

Once a learner submits their assignment, the contributors and instructors of the course will receive a notification for evaluation. You can evaluate the submissions uploaded by the learners, approve or reject them, and provide feedback. The result of the submission will be available for learners only after the evaluation is published.  

To evaluate assignments:
  1. Navigate to the course, then go to the Evaluation tab. The evaluation dashboard displays the total number of learners in the course and the list of assignments. The following information for each assignment is displayed:
    1. Number of learners who are yet to submit the assignment
    2. Number of evaluated submissions
    3. Number of published submissions
  2. Select the assignment, then select the learner.
  3. Evaluate the submission and provide feedback.
  4. Click Approve or Reject.
  5. To publish the result of the evaluated submission, click Publish.
  6. You can also choose to publish the results of all submissions you have evaluated in an assignment. To publish the result of all evaluated submissions, click Publish All on the left panel.

Learners cannot edit the submission when the assignment is under evaluation.
The assignment will be marked as complete only after it is approved or rejected.
For the submissions that are rejected, learners can resubmit the assignments depending on the maximum number of submissions allowed.
Assignments is available only in our Professional plan.

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