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<h2>Adding, editing, or removing an assignment</h2>

<p><strong>Note:</strong> To complete these procedures, you must be
assigned a role having the necessary permissions.  To determine your
role, follow the directions in <a href="content.hlp?docId=arbu">Participant roles</a>.  For a basic understanding of roles and
permissions, see <a href="content.hlp?docId=arax">Permissions and roles: Overview</a>.</p>

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<p>On this page:</p>

<ul><li><a href="#section1">Add a new assignment</a></li><li><a href="#section2">Edit an assignment</a></li><li><a href="#section3">Delete an assignment</a>

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<h3>Add a new assignment</h3>

<p>To add a new assignment:</p>

<ol><li>In the <a href="content.hlp?docId=arcc">menubar</a>, click <strong><code>Assignments</code></strong>, and then,
at the top, click <strong><code>Add</code></strong>.

<br /><br />
</li><li>On the <code>Add Assignments</code> page, fill in the following
information (fields marked with a red star are required):

<br /><br />

<ul><li><strong>Title:</strong> Enter a brief title for your assignment
(e.g., <code>Essay 1 </code>).
</li><li><strong>Open date:</strong> At the open date and time, the
assignment is available for students to begin working on it. To send
an announcement alerting students to the start date, see step 4 below.
</li><li><strong>Due date:</strong> This is the assignment's deadline. To
list the due date on the site's schedule, see step 4 below.
</li><li><strong>Accept until:</strong> No assignments can be
submitted after this date. You can set this date and time later than
the due date to continue accepting assignments (e.g., to allow for
revisions) after the due date.
</li><li><strong>Student submissions:</strong> You can choose to have
students submit their assignments inline only (typed directly into a
text box), as attachments only, or both. You can also allow
non-electronic submissions.
</li><li><strong>Allow resubmission:</strong> You can choose to allow
students to submit the assignment multiple times.
</li><li><strong>Grade scale:</strong> You can choose from five grading
options: <strong><code>Ungraded</code></strong>, <strong><code>Letter grade</code></strong>, <strong><code>Points</code></strong>,
<strong><code>Pass/Fail</code></strong>, or <strong><code>Checkmark</code></strong>. If you choose points, enter
the maximum possible points (must be a positive number or zero).
</li></ul><br />
</li><li>In the "Assignment Instructions" box, type a description of the

<p><strong>Note:</strong> This step is optional, but you will receive an
alert message at the top of the page when you post the assignment if
you leave it blank. Click <strong><code>Post</code></strong> a second time to proceed.</p>
</li><li>Under the text box for assignment instructions, you will see the
following options:

<br /><br />

<ul><li><strong>Add due date to Schedule:</strong> To add the due date to
the site's Schedule, check the box.

<p><strong>Note:</strong> This option will not appear if the Schedule tool
has not been added to the site.</p>
</li><li><strong>Add an announcement about the open date to
Announcements:</strong> To announce the open date automatically when
you post the assignment with an announcement on your site's home page,
check the box.<br /><br />
</li><li><strong>Add honor pledge:</strong> To display the honor pledge
when students are submitting an assignment, check the box. Students
must check a box agreeing to the pledge before their work can be
submitted. The text of the honor pledge is as follows:

<blockquote><p>"I have neither given nor received aid on this assignment. Yes (You
must respond to submit your assignment.)"</p></blockquote>
</li><li>Under "Grading", you will see the following options:
<br /><br />
<ul><li><strong><code>Do not add assignment to Gradebook</code></strong>
</li><li><strong><code>Add Assignment to Gradebook</code></strong>
</li><li><strong><code>Associate with existing Gradebook entry</code></strong>

<p>For more, see <a href="content.hlp?docId=avnd">Linking an assignment to the Gradebook</a>.</p>

<p><strong>Note:</strong> Assignments added in the Assignments tool
can only be graded, edited, or removed in the Assignments tool, even
if they are added to the Gradebook or associated with a Gradebook
</li><li>Under "Access", choose <strong><code>Display to site</code></strong> or <strong><code>Display to
selected groups</code></strong>. If you choose the latter, you'll see the groups
and sections that are available; use the checkboxes to select the
group(s) and/or section(s) to which you want the assignment released.

<p><strong>Note:</strong> The "Access" section will only appear if groups
have previously been defined for this site. See <a href="content.hlp?docId=atcs">Managing groups</a>.  </p>
</li><li>Under "Released Grade Notification Email Options", choose one of the
following options:

<br /><br />

<ul><li><strong><code>Do not send notification email to student when the grade is released</code></strong>
</li><li><strong><code>Send notification email to student when the grade is released</code></strong>

<br /><br /></li></ul>
</li><li>Under "Attachments", you can attach a file from your local
computer or from Resources, or specify the URL for a file on the
web. For instructions, see <a href="content.hlp?docId=aupf">Options for adding attachments</a>.

<br /><br />
</li><li>Under "Additional information", you can set a model answer or
all-purpose item to provide scheduled or immediate feedback. If
desired, you can also set a private note (i.e., a note students cannot

<br /><br />

</li><li>Click <strong><code>Preview</code></strong> if you wish to review your assignment before
you post it. To see how it will look to students, click the black
triangle next to <strong><code>Student View</code></strong>.

<p>While previewing the assignment, you can click <strong><code>Save draft</code></strong>
if you want to save your assignment before you post it. You can then
go back to it and revise it before you post it; see <a href="content.hlp?docId=arbk">Posting an assignment previously saved as a draft</a>. Only instructors (or those with the proper
permissions) can view drafts.</p>

<p>Click <strong><code>Post</code></strong> when you are ready to make the assignment
accessible by students.</p>

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<h3>Edit an assignment</h3>

<p>To revise a posted assignment before or after its open date or due date:</p>

<ol><li>In the menubar, click <strong><code>Assignments</code></strong>.

<br /><br />
</li><li>Under the assignment you wish to modify, click <strong><code>Edit</code></strong>.

<br /><br />
</li><li>Make your revisions in the assignment.

<br /><br />
</li><li>After you have made your revisions, you can post or preview your
assignment. If you choose to preview it, you will then have the option
to post it or to save it as a draft.

<p><strong>Note:</strong> If the assignment is currently open to students, 
you will only have the options of previewing and posting the assignment.</p>

<p>When students view the revised assignment, they will be notified that
changes have been made.</p>

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<h3>Delete an assignment</h3>

<p>To delete an assignment:</p>

<ol><li>In the menubar, click <strong><code>Assignments</code></strong>. You will see a list of

<br /><br />
</li><li>Under "Remove?", check the box next to the assignment you want to

<br /><br />
</li><li>Click <strong><code>Update</code></strong>.

<br /><br />
</li><li>On the confirmation screen, click <strong><code>Delete</code></strong> to permanently delete
the assignment.

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