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  1. From the course page, click on the gear icon Turn editing on button (top right), and Turn editing on.

  2. Click the Add an activity or resource link at the bottom of any topic.

  3. Select Assignment then click the Add button at the bottom.

  4. In the General section enter Assignment name; this is the link students will see.

  5. Write a description for the assignment.

  6. Set the Availability for the assignment (see below).

  7. Set other options then click Save and return to course or Save and display the assignment screen. Click Cancel to abandon creating the assignment.

Additional files

Upload any files for students to download related to the assignment.



Click the blue question marks (question) on the screen for help with specific settings.


Assignment submission start date defaults to today with due date 7 days later and grading reminder another 7 days later. Note the time for these dates defaults to midnight at the beginning of the dates. The Enable option must be checked for each date to be in effect.


A time of 00:00 is midnight at the beginning of the date specified, which will be shown to students as 12:00 AM. Be sure to make this clear to your students: if you set a Due date for 1 September 2019 at 12:00 AM, then the assignment must be submitted by 31 August 2019 at 11:59:59 PM to be on time. The latest time you can set for the end of the day is 23:59 (11:59 PM). 

Allow submissions from: Enable and enter the first day and time students can submit. The assignment can be seen by Students before this date. Use the Availability setting in Common module settings to show or hide an assignment on the main course page for Students.

Due date: Enable and enter the day and time when the assignment is due. Assignments edited or submitted after this time will be marked late. Assignment submitted late (in red). 

Cut-off date: If  When enabled, the assignment will not accept submissions cannot be submitted after this date without an extension. 


If you do not accept late assignments, the Cut-off date is critical: it determines when the Add submission, Edit submission, and Submit assignment button buttons in AsULearn goes go away for students Students for the assignment. Keep in mind that students Students are likely to request extensions; if you are likely to extend them, a time-saving strategy may be to disable the Cut-off date and simply rely on the red "Assignment submitted late" mark notice as you begin grading, rather than having to create extensions. Explain in the syllabus how you will handle late assignmentsIf no attempt is made to complete the assignment, after the Due date it will be marked Assignment is overdue.

Remind me to grade by:  This setting is used to prioritize the notifications on the Teacher dashboard. 

Submission types

One or both types of submission can be enabled.

Online text: Students are able to type rich text directly into an editor field in AsULearn for their submission. This might be a written assignment where formatting is not as important. 


File submission: Students upload one or more files as their submission. This might be an activity where students upload a Word or PDF file for the instructor to grade. Note that PDF files can be marked up within AsULearn (select Annotate PDF in the Feedback Types section), but other file types must be downloaded and viewed and edited in an associated application, then uploaded again to the student.

These options are enable enabled when File submission is selected. 


Attempts reopened: Determines how student submission attempts are reopened. The available options are:

  • Never - The student submission cannot be reopened.
  • Manually - The student submission can be reopened by a teacher.
  • Automatically until pass - The student submission is automatically reopened until the student achieves the grade value to pass set in the gradebook (categories and items section) for this assignment. Allows only one submission for the final grade: Students have until the Due date/time to submit their final version.
  • Manually. Allows an additional attempt selectively: the Teacher can, in effect, return the assignment to a Student to be resubmitted by setting Allow another attempt to Yes at the bottom of the grading screen. The Student will see two buttons on the Assignment page: Add a new attempt based on the previous submission (the text and/or uploaded files from the previous attempt will be copied into the new attempt) and Add a new attempt (the text form will be blank and no files copied).
  • Automatically until pass. When a Student's assignment is graded, if the grade is below the specified Assignment settings > Grade > Grade to pass, the Add a new attempt buttons are shown on the Assignment page for the Student.

Maximum attempts: Set the number of times a student can submit the assignment if Attempts reopened is not Never. This number is displayed on the Assignment page for Students along with the number of the current attempt, e.g., This is attempt 2 (4 attempts allowed).

Group submission settings


For additional assistance in setting up your assignment, contact the Instructional Technology Consultant for your college.

see Assignment: Grading


Common module settings 

This is where you can Availability: show or hide the assignment on the main course page for Students.

Options to make your assignment compatible with groups and grouping. For more More on how to set up Groups, go click here. 

Restrict access 

Use this feature to restrict access to the assignment for students based on Date, Grade, Group, Grouping, User profile. 

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