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  1. From the course page, click on theTurn editing on button (top right).

  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.


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 23:55 59 (11:55 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 Assignment submitted latelate (in red). 

Cut-off date: When enabled, the assignment 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 buttons in AsULearn go away for Students for the assignment. 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 notice as you begin grading, rather than having to create extensions. Explain in the syllabus how you will handle late assignments. If no attempt is made to complete the assignment, after the Due date it will be marked Assignment is overdue.