There are many options for configuring assignments for AsULearn. This page will address some of the most common uses.
From the course page, click on the gear icon in the top right-hand corner, and Turn editing on.
Click the Add an activity or resource link at the bottom of any topic.
Select Assignment then click the Add button at the bottom.
In the General section enter Assignment name; this is the link students will see.
Write a description for the assignment.
Allow submissions from: Enable and enter the first day and time students can submit.
Due date: Enable and enter the day and time when the assignment is due. Assignments submitted after this time will be marked late.
Cut-off date: If enabled, the assignment will not accept submissions after this date without an extension.
Note: For teachers who do not accept late assignments, the cut-off date is critical: it determines when the Submit button in AsULearn goes away for students.
Remind me to grade by: This setting is used to prioritize the notifications on the Teacher dashboard.
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 download and grade.
Check additional settings for online text word limit, number and types of files allowed for uploading into the course assignment area. Click the question mark icons for more help with each option.
Accepted file types: This setting allows the teacher to specify what file types are allowed for the assignment submissions.
By default, teachers have the option to enter narrative Feedback comments and/or attach separate Feedback files for the student to download.
Require students click submit button: We encourage you to leave the default of No.
Require that students accept the submission statement: We encourage you to leave the default of No.
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 to pass value set in the gradebook (categories and items section) for this assignment.
Group submission settings
Set Students submit in groups to Yes to enable groups of students to submit an assignment for scoring. A group submission will be shared among group members and all members of the group will see each other's changes to the submission.
Note: It is important to have all students in groups set up prior to enabling this option. We encourage instructors to put all students into groups before using this setting. Students not assigned to a group would be put into a default group.
Notify graders about submissions: Set to No unless you want an email every time a student makes a submission.
Notify graders about late submissions: Some faculty like to receive an alert about late papers.
Default setting for "Notify students": This setting will apply to all new assignments as the default setting.
Specify the Grade Type, either Point with the Maximum grade score set below, or Scale with the Scale type selected below.
Set any advanced grading options which include rubrics and marking guides. Click the question mark icons for more help with each option.
For additional assistance in setting up your assignment, contact the Instructional Technology Consultant for your college.