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There are many options for configuring assignments for AsULearn. This page will address some of the most common uses.  Click Click the blue question marks on the screen for addition help.


  1. From the course page, click on theTurn editing on Edit mode button (top right) to turn editing on.
  2. Click the Add an activity or resource link at the bottom of any topic.
  3. Select Assignment.
  4. In the General section enter Assignment name; this is the link students will see.
  5. Write Provide a description for the assignment.
  6. Provide activity instructions for the assignment.  These will only display once the students click Add submission (or Begin assignment if the assignment has a time limit.)
  7. Set the Availability for the assignment (see below).
  8. 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.


Assignment submission start date defaults to today with due date 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.


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 the Add submission, Edit submission, and Submit assignment buttons  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  If 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

Time limit: You can enter a time limit for an assignment similar to a quiz.  Once students click Begin assignment, a timer will start counting down.  Students cannot pause or restart the timerA time limit does not prevent students from submitting their assignment after the time has passed. They can still submit but their submission is marked as submitted after the time limit.

Submission types

One or both types of submission can be enabled.


Turnitin plagiarism plugin settings

AsULearn assignments now have Turnitin added as a plugin the Turnitin Plagiarism Plugin feature, which allows for originality reports to promote academic integrity. We encourage you to talk with students about originality and academic integrity, rather than using it simply as a "gotcha" feature, by displaying originality reports to students as they submit.

AsULearn also offers standalone Turnitin assignments, which will give you access to all of the features of a Turnitin assignment, such as its unique grading interface. However, the advantage of using an AsULearn assignment with the Turnitin plugin enabled means you can use any groups you have set up within AsULearn. Standalone Turnitin assignments do not recognize your AsULearn groups, though they are integrated in AsULearn. 

To learn more about the Turnitin features offered in both kinds of assignments, click here. 


Specify the Grade Type, either Point with the Maximum grade score set below, or Scale with the Scale type selected below.


For additional assistance in setting up your assignment, contact the Instructional Technology Consultant for your college please open a support request.

see Assignment: Grading



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

Send content change notification

You can check this box to let course participants know that the assignment has been updated.

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