The assignment activity module allows teachers to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback including grades.
Students can submit any digital content (files), including, for example, word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, audio and video clips. Assignments don’t necessarily have to consist of file uploads. Alternatively, teachers can ask students to type directly into Moodle using an online text assignment. There is also an offline activity assignment which can be used to remind students of ‘real-world’ assignments they need to complete and to record grades in Moodle for activities that don’t have an online component.
There are 4 types of assignments:
- Upload a single file
- Advanced uploading of files: options include: multiple file submission, allowing students to type a message alongside their submission & returning a file as feedback.
- Online text – students type directly into Moodle, teachers can provide inline feedback.
- Offline Activity – teachers provide a description, instructions, and due date for an assignment outside of Moodle. A gradebook column is automatically created for the assignment.
It is possible to create iterative assignments – where the piece of work is graded by the teacher, re-edited by the student, re-graded and so on using either the single file or the online text and setting ‘Allow resubmitting’ to ‘Yes’ in the assignment settings.