Create an Assignment Submission Folder

Create a folder in the Assignments tool that your students can use to submit their completed assignment. You can use the features of the Assignments tool to administer the assignment, including setting time restrictions, evaluation and feedback, and grading the assignment.

Step 1: Create a New Folder and Set Folder Properties

  1. Click Assessment and then the Assignments link to open the Assignments Folders page.
  2. Click New Folder. The Properties tab for the new folder will open.
  3. Enter a descriptive name for the folder (Tip: name the folder with the same name as the assignment in your syllabus)
  4. Enter instructions, if required.
  5. Add attachments, such as exam questions, record audio, or record video that students will need for the assignment or exam.
  6. In the Assignment Type section, select the type of folder to create:
    1. Individual assignment: each student will have a folder; instructors and TAs will assess individual students
    2. Group assignment: each group will have a folder and any member of the group can submit files to the group’s folder; instructors and TAs will assess group assignments – group members are given a common grade.
  7. Under Submission Type, select the type of submission. Options include:
    1. File submission
      • Students upload and submit a file to the assignment submission folder.
      • Under Files allowed per submission, choose Unlimited if the assignment submission requires more than one file be submitted, or One file per submission.
      • Under Submissions, choose to keep all submissions, just the most recent submission, or allow only one submission.
    2. Text submission
      • Students post text, images, or a link to their work in a text box within the assignment submission folder.
      • Under Submissions, choose to keep all submissions, just the most recent submission, or allow only one submission.
    3. On paper submission
      • Students submit a physical copy of their assignment directly to their instructor. No file upload is required to complete the assignment.
      • The assignment can be marked as completed manually by learners, automatically on evaluation, or automatically on due date.
    4. Observed in person
      • Instructors observe learners as they perform tasks, such as in-class presentations, and evaluate them using the Assignments tool. No file upload is required to complete the assignment.
      • The assignment can be marked as completed manually by learners, automatically on evaluation, or automatically on due date.
  8. In the Evaluation and Feedback section:
    1. Enter a value for Score Out Of. Maintain consistency for your learners by matching the value of the Score Out Of field to the grade item’s Max Points value.
    2. Choose the associated Grade Item for the assignment or, if you do not have an existing Grade Item in your Brightspace grade book, create a new Grade Item [Instructions are detailed here]
  9. Optional: add a new rubric to use for grading the assignment or choose an existing rubric.
  10. Click Save or Save and Close.
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Step 2: Set Access Options for the Folder

Note

This step is need only if you want to set date and time restrictions for the folder. For some assignments, it may be best to have no restrictions on access and availability.

Click the Restrictions tab to customize the following properties:

  1. Optionally, set Due Date and Availability dates for the submission folder.
    1. Due Date – date when the assignment is due in the folder. If students submit to the folder beyond the due date, their assignment will be flagged as late
    2. Start Date – date when the folder is available for students
    3. End Date – date when the folder is no longer available for students
  2. Set Release Conditions to associate a submission folder with other items in Brightspace so that the folder becomes available only when a specific condition has been met.
  3. Use Special Access to set different availability dates and times for specific users.

Add Restrictions to an Assignment