on "Manage Assignments " to go to the
Assignment Management Menu
on "Set up Assignment ".The pull down menu box next to this
should say New.If you want to
change or update an existing assignment, select it before clicking on the
gray circle.This will take you to
the Assignment setup page.
a title and description for the assignment and click "Update title and description to:"
assignment options (deadline, individualization, etc.) and click "Update assignment options above".Note that server's time may not be the
same from where you are.You need
to alert students to this; always check the bottom of the web page to see
the server time.You also need to
be alert to changes to and from daylight savings time.
access.You control when students
can have access to the assignments by setting the
"availability" date and time and posting/unposting the
assignment, access password, and pre-requisite.Posting and unposting simply makes the assignment visible
or invisible to the students.An
assignment that is "available" but not posted is not
accessible.For assignments 2-?,
you can set an earlier assignment as a pre-requisite; this requires the
student to correctly answer the last question of the pre-requisite
assignment before being allowed to access the assignment.A password may also be specified.This would be useful for secure
testing at a remote site --- you can reveal the password only to the
proctor at a remote testing center.By default, there is no password and no prerequisite.
Mode.This option is on by
default.It allows students to
practice without penalty if they make mistakes.In practice mode, versions of the questions shown to the
student are randomly selected.Selecting limited feedback only tells students whether their
answer is correct or incorrect.Full feedback provides explanations (if available).No record is made of the students'
and Feedback.By default,
students may work on the questions in any order.You can choose to have the questions
delivered sequentially -- this means that a student cannot see question 3
if he has not answered question 2 correctly.This would be useful for a series of questions intended as
a tutorial. Selecting limited feedback only tells students whether their
answer is correct or incorrect.Full feedback provides explanations (if available).Full feedback is ideal for tutorials;
limited is ideal for homework; no feedback is ideal for testing.
A "form" is a well-defined sequence of versions.For example, for Form 1, version 8
will be selected for question 1, version 2 will be selected for question
2, etc. (unless you have chosen a specific version for the
question).By default, the
system will randomly select a version each time a question is retrieved
by a student.However, you can
choose to have a specific form assigned to each student (different forms
for different students, or the same form to all students).
notes. You can specify how assignments are scored in the Assignment
Options.By default, students
earn one point for submitting a correct answer before the deadline minus
0.25 penalty for every incorrect answer submitted prior to the submission
of the correct answer; minimum score for each question is zero.There are no penalties for not
submitting an answer.Questions
in an assignment do not need to be completed in one session -- a student
can work on one question today, three tomorrow, etc --- as long as the
correct answer is submitted before the deadline.You also have the option of scaling
the total number of points for the assignment to any number you
want.For example, if you scale
it to 100, a student who gets 4 points for an assignment with 8 questions
will get 50 points instead.You
can change the deadline (and other scoring options) at any time and the
scores will reflect the changes in the scoring options the next time you
on "Set up question list"
on "Add questions from question bank"
question banks.When the questions
in a particular section are shown, a checkbox appears next to the
question.If you like any of the
questions, keep them checked and uncheck the ones you don't like.Then, click "Add selected questions below ...
"When all versions of a
particular question are shown (when you click "Detailed view of question," check only
the versions you want "Add selected versions ..."
time you add a question to your assignment, you will get a preview of all
the questions you have selected.The
preview may show a particular "form" or it may show a particular
version of all the questions shown.A "form" is a well-defined sequence of versions.For example, for Form 1, version 8 will
be selected for question 1, version 2 will be selected for question 2,
etc. (unless you have chosen a specific version for the question; see
above).By default, the system
will randomly select a version each time a question is retrieved by a
student; you can choose to have a specific form assigned to each student
(different forms for different students, or the same form to all
students).While previewing your
questions, you can opt to see the feedback by checking the appropriate
checkbox, remove a question, or rearrange the questions.Scroll down to the bottom for options
to add more questions or to generate a paper test for the form you are
Copying another assignment (yours
or someone else's)
option is available near the bottom of the Assignment setup page.
the CourseID and, if the course is not yours, the access password.The course ID is a 5-digit number ---
which is a four-digit teacher ID followed by a course number.For example, if you are teacher #0035
and you want to copy an assignment from your course 2, then the course ID is
00352.If you want to copy an
assignment from teacher #0001, course 3, enter 00013 and the access
password (ask teacher 0001).Information about assignments shared by other teachers can be found
in the site blog.
the assignment you want to copy, then click "Copy ..."Warning: any questions that you currently have in this
assignment will be removed and replaced by the questions in the assignment
you are copying.