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The Assignments section gives you an easy way to allow students to upload files for grading and for the instructor to create an item for the Moodle Gradebook. Assignments, with the exclusion of Online Text, allow instructors to send files back to students in response to their submissions.
- Advanced uploading of files: Students may upload multiple files, delete files mistakenly uploaded as their assignment submission and enter notes describing their submitted files.
- Online Text: This assignment type asks users to type their response directly in Moodle. It can be thought of as an online essay response (although the length is at your discretion). Teachers can then access users’ submissions and grade them.
- Upload a single file: Students will be allowed to upload only a single file of any type related to an assignment.
- Offline activity: Add an assignment that will be completed outside of Moodle. Students can read the description and view grades of these assignments, but not submit files. Use this option to create a gradebook item for an activity that is not submitted via Moodle (e.g. field trips, classroom presentations).
Note: If you are using a weighted gradebook, graded activities will only be weighted equally if the Grade drop-down has the same value for all activities contained within that category. That is, the number of possible points per assignment should be equal for every activity in the category.
Creating an Assignment – Upload a Single File
Creating an Assignment – Advanced Uploading of Files
Creating an Assignment – Offline Activity