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Adding assignments for student submission

Posted at 8:43 a.m. Aug. 30, 2016, by in Assessments, Sakai

Use the Assignments tool in Sakai (rather than the deprecated “Assignments 2” tool) to organize and collect student submissions for assessment. Assignments allows you to quickly see a list of students and their submission status. You can keep all student submissions for as long as you maintain the Sakai site.

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add assignment

To add a new assignment:

  • From Assignments in the left-hand menu, click the Add tab along the top of the page
  • Type in a title for the new assignment
  • You must add 3 dates: open, due, and accept until
  • Select the type of student submission you require
    • generally “inline only” for very brief short answers
    • “single uploaded file only” for paper that will be checked against Turnitin anti-plagiarism system
  • If you’d like students to be able to submit more than once, check “Allow Resubmission” and┬ácomplete the options
  • Grade scale must be set to “points” if you want Sakai to calculate a final course grade
  • Enter the maximum number of points the student can earn from this assignment
  • In the instructions box, you can type or paste assignment details (or refer to another document; e.g., “see syllabus”); often you will add technical details here, such as, “Upload your paper as a Word document (.doc or .docx) or a PDF only”
  • To promote academic integrity, you can check the “add honor pledge” and/or “use Turnitin” options
  • Under the Grading section, you will probably wish to associate this assignment with an existing Gradebook item, or create a new Gradebook item
  • Use the “Add Attachment” button if your students need supporting documents to complete the assignment
  • After reviewing all the assignment options, click Post at the bottom of the page
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