Assignment Submission Folders
The Assignments tool is used by instructors to collect, review, and grade student assignments electronically. This tutorial will take you through the step-by-step process of creating a new Assignment Submission Folder in your eLC course.
- Creating an Assignment Submission Folder
- Adding Assignment Feedback
- Adding Assignment Feedback in Bulk
To begin the process of creating an assignment submission folder, first, from your course navbar, click Tools, and select Assignments.
In the Assignment Submission Folders page, click New Submission Folder.
Give your folder a name and select the appropriate folder type, individual or group, for the assignment.
Select Grading Options.
- If you would like for the assignment to be graded, choose the appropriate Grade Item from the drop-down menu.
- If you have not created a grade item in the gradebook for the assignment, you may create a new one "on the fly" by clicking New Grade Item.
- If you have set up Grade Categories in your Gradebook, select the appropriate Category for the assignment from the dropdown menu.
- The number of points the assignment is worth goes into the Out Of field. For existing grade items, it should be the same value as the grade item's "maximum points."
Add a Rubric if desired. Click Add Rubric if you have created one to be used with this assignment; click Create Rubric in New Window to creat one "on the fly." More information can be found in our documentation on Rubrics.
Add instructions if desired. You may also attach downloadable files and record audio.
Choose the desired Submission Options. If the options are hidden, click the triangle next to Hide Submission Options to unhide them. To be notified when submissions are made, enter the desired email address in the Notification email field.
To set restrictions on the folder, first scroll up to the top of the page and select the Restrictions tab.
Set Availability (Start Date, Due Date, and End Date), Release Conditions and any Special Access to the folder.
Click Save and Close if you are finished with Assignments, or Save and New to set up another folder.
Grading in the dropbox tool is done via a consolidated and easy to navigate interface.
To begin the process of adding assignment feedback, first, from your course navbar, click Tools, and select Assignments.
Then, select the assignment dropbox folder you would like to assess.
Locate the student's submission you would like to assess. Click Evaluate to view and grade the submission.
This page will be made up of two panels:
- Submissions Panel - Summarizes the students' submission details; From the Submissions Panel, you can download submissions to work with offline or view submissions inline with the document viewer, if the file format is compatible with the dropbox's document viewer.
- Evaluation Panel - Where you can review and modify folder details and create the submission; Use the Evaluation Panel to grade and provide comments on folder submissions.
Within the Submissions Panel, you can annotate a user's web and plain text file submissions with the HTML editor and attach those annotations as part of the feedback. To do this, first, click the submission.
To annotate, click Edit a Copy.
Click in the document to activate the WYSIWYG editor. Insert your annotations. To save a copy of the text file with your annotations, click Attach Change.
You are then returned to the Leave Feedback view. The file has been saved as an attachment and will be available to the student as part of their feedback.
For each file, you can also use the action menu, the dropdown menu of each submissions. From here you can view or download the document.
Within the Evaluation Panel, you can access informaiton about the user or group whose submission you are evaluating, including email, pager, profile, and progress.
Folder Information is a collapsible section that provides access to information about the folder and gives options for adjusting its properties. Hide Folder Dates is also a collapsible section that provides access to modify the availability dates and edit special access.
The Evaluations section contains rubrics, the score out of and general feedback. If a rubric has been associated, it will be listed here. To open the rubric, click the hyperlinked title.
Using the rubric, evaluate the student. By default, the Transfer rubric feedback to general feedback for the assignment option is enabled. Thus, any feedback entered in the Score and Feedback section will be transferred. Select Save & Record if you want to save your changes to the rubric and transfer the score to the submission grade. Althought the rubric score is automatically transferred, you still have the ability to change the score for this submissiong.
Feedback can also now be entered. Click Publish when all feedback has been entered and you are ready for students to view.
Use the navigation panel to move to the Previous Student, Next Student, or return Back to Folder Submissions.
To begin the process of adding assignment feedback in bulk, first, you must download the submissions. To do this, from your course navbar, click Tools, and select Assignments.
Select the assignment dropbox folder that you want to assess, and click the title.
Scroll down to the submitted files, and check the box above the submissions to select all submissions. Click the Download at the bottom of the list.
Note: If you have a large class size, you may need to adjust the users displayed per page. This is done by selecting a number of users from the per page drop-down menu, located in the lower right corner. The maximum number of users that can be displayed on a page is 200. If a class is larger than 200 students, you will need to navigate to all pages and repeat this process to get all user submissions.
Click the file link in the pop-up window, and save the zip file to your computer.
Note: All downloaded user submissions will automatically assign a unique identifying number to the beginning of every file name. This is done in order to allow you to provide feedback within the student submission and uploading the feedback back into eLC.
Extract tge zip file that you downloaded. The resulting folder will contain all downloaded student submissions. You can open each file and add feedback to the document. Save each document with the same name.
Next, you must upload the feedback to eLC. To upload the documents with feedback, go back to the assignment dropbox folder. Click Add Feedback Files at the top of the page.
Upload the documents with feedback. You can either drag and drop them into the box or click Upload and locate and select them on your computer. Click Add.
Note: If you downloaded the student submission and gave feedback within the same document, eLC will automatically recognize the user by the unique identifying number at the beginning of the file name and upload the feedback file to the correct student.
Now, the feedback files are uploaded. To make them available to students, scroll down to the submitted files area and check the box to select all students. Click Publish Feedback.
In pop-up window, click Yes to confirm that you would like to publish the feedback file submissions.