The Moodle Assignment activity is an interface that allows you to collect and evaluate student work. Students may submit work as individuals or in groups.
Assignments can be configured to accept either online text (entered directly into Moodle by the student) or, more commonly, file submissions. For written assignments, the file type should be left as the default PDF unless you specifically require another format for annotating submissions outside of Moodle.
It is also possible to use the assignment activity to provide comments and grades to support moderation for work that has taken place outside of Moodle (such as in Teams or Panopto for example).
Create a Moodle Assignment
Before you start
- We strongly recommend that you create fresh submission points for each assignment. (Re-use of pre-existing assignments can cause problems with grading, release of grades and grade transfer).
- Where appropriate, student submissions at Bath (whether physical or digital) should be submitted anonymously in order to avoid perceptions of unconscious bias during marking.
The video below outlines the steps to create an Assignment activity in your Moodle space, or follow the steps below it:
- From the relevant space, Turn editing on.
- Within each topic or week, click on the Add an activity or resource link to display the Activity Chooser
- Select Assignment from the menu that appears and click on Add
You can now give your assignment a clear and meaningful title and description and modify the settings as appropriate.
To provide maximum flexibility, there are many settings within the Moodle assignment activity. However, in most cases, the default settings will be sufficient for your needs (though you should adjust the availability and due dates).
- If you are unsure what a setting does, you can find contextual help within the activity by clicking on the icon that appears next to the setting, however for most assignments, you can complete the assignment settings as outlined below.