An assignment is a module type that lets learners submit free form text or upload files for review by their instructor, or admin.
This feature is available to all customers.
Learners can upload any of the file types supported by LearnUpon including video files. They can upload up to 5 files, to complete their assignments. See File types supported in modules: overview.
The course owner, an assigned instructor or an admin reviews the learner's work, and provides feedback. LearnUpon provides optional notifications for instructors and learners.
The reviewer can also reject an assignment, allowing the learner to re-do it.
Assignments do not have due dates. To set a time limit for an assignment, use due dates and expiry dates for the course, to ensure learners know when to submit their work.
See Manage course due dates and expiry dates.
Access permissions for assignments
Instructors can create and edit course content if their permissions are turned on. See Users: create an instructor, and assign them to a course.
Managers can create and edit course content in the ILT Center if they have instructor permissions. See Managers: set permissions to manage groups.
Admins can create and edit courses without restrictions. See Portal setup: create admin accounts.
Create an assignment module
An assignment module requires at minimum a title and summary, to appear in the course. You add attachments after creating the module.
- From your main navigation go to Courses > your course name.
- From center navigation, go to Content.
- From Add New Content, select Add Assignment.
- In the New Assignment page, enter a title for learners to view, and a summary of the assignment requirements.
- Enter the whole assignment in CK Editor, or upload an attachment for the assignment.
- Set or change the following settings:
- Passing Score: set a number score to determine a pass or fail mark for the assignment (not the course)
- Allow learners to upload files: allowed by default
- Allow learners enter a free text-based answer using the CK Editor: allowed by default
- Prevent learners viewing assignment questions/handouts after it has been submitted: off by default. If turned on, after the learner submits their work, they no longer see the assignment question, only the assignment title, and their own submitted answers or files
- Autocorrect assignment when learner submits their answer: off by default. This setting is for assignments that don’t require instructor or admin interaction. If turned on, LearnUpon marks the assignment as complete when learners submit the assignment, and sends feedback you provide automatically. See the following section Autocorrect assignment: details
- Save the required fields.
- Optional: upload reference materials to go with the assignment, up to 500MB per file, limit of 5 files. See File types supported in modules: overview
The following screenshot shows assignment Settings, with default selections.
Autocorrect assignment: details
When you select Autocorrect assignment when learner submits their answer, more default feedback options beome available.
- Select Click here to set default feedback options.
- In the Autocorrect Feedback dialog that opens, set or change the following options:
- Default Feedback: enter text which LearnUpon sends to all learners when they submit their assignment
- Score: default is 100. Edit or remove if this module does not have an associated score, and requires completion only
- Notify Instructor: on by default. LearnUpon sends an email to the instructor when a learner submits their assignment
- Notify Learners: off by default. When turned on, LearnUpon sends an email to the learner when they submit their assignment, to notify them that their assignment has been reviewed
- Save to finish.
The following screenshot shows the Autocorrect Feedback dialog with default settings.