Learn@Illinois Moodle - Assignment Activity

Learn how to navigate the assignment activity. This activity allows students to submit work to their teacher for grading. The work may be text typed online, uploaded files of any type, submitted to a forum in Moodle, or even homework collected in class. Grading may be given as written or recorded feedback, simple direct grading, grading guides, and/or rubrics. Students may submit as individuals or in groups.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleAssignment


Examples of Using Assignment

  • Collecting written homework and responding with a score and feedback
  • Grading all of a student's forum participation in one screen
  • Grading an in-class presentation with a rubric
  • Automatically granting all of the members of a group the same score (with the option to change individual scores)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the difference between the due date and cutoff date?
    After the due date, assignments will be flagged as late. After the cutoff date, no submissions will be permitted.
  2. How do I set up a UI Activity Grader in Assignment to grade a Forum or Glossary?
    Check out our UI Activity Grader page.
  3. How do I give a student an extension?
    You can find out how to grant extensions on our Extending Deadlines page.
  4. How do I set up a grading guide or rubric?
    Check out Moodle's page on Advanced Grading.
  5. How do I choose between a grading guide and a rubric?
    The difference is outlined on our Rubrics vs. Grading Guides page.
  6. Can Assignment be used for peer grading?
    No, but check out our Workshop Activity.
  7. Can I collect videos as Assignment submissions?
    Technically yes, but the Illinois Media Space Assignment is much better suited to this.

Best Practices

Groups and Groupings

Related Topics

Moodle.org Documentation