ACTIVITY 7TEACHING ONLINEDay Six: Assignments and CourseReports
AGENDA: DAY SIXCreating AssignmentsGrading AssignmentsDownloading AssignmentsHandling Multiple SubmissionsCourse ReportsEarly Warning System
To Create an Assignment . . . In a Learning Module, Folder, or Content page, click on the blue Create Assessment button and then choose Assignment from the drop down menu.
Fill in the name of the Assignment and use the Instructionarea to provide more detail about the Assignment.You can also attach a file to the Assignment if necessary.*Note the name of the Assignment will appear in the GradeCenter.
After you have typed (or copied and pasted) the Assignmentinstructions into the Instruction box, assign a point value to theAssignment in the Grading box. You then will scroll down the page to see a number of Assignment delivery and format options available. Note that you can give students more than one attempt. The Limit Availability option will cause the Assignment to disappear from the student view once the Display Until daet has passed.
If you want to accept late papers, you can set the DisplayUntil date later than the due date and then use the DueDate option to mark papers submited after the due date as“late.” You may also control who can see the assignment. If, for instance, you assign different topics to different groups, you can choose to deliver the Assignment only to a particular group.
To Retrieve an Assignment from GradeCenter . . . The submitted but ungraded Once your students have assignments will appear in submitted their Assignments, green with an exclamation the assignments will appear in mark on them. Grade Center and can be downloaded from there.
There is also anoption in GradeCenter to view onlythose items that needgrading. Note that in this version of Grade Center, you can sort by a number of criteria.
A new screen will load in which you can view the student’s submission. You can also assignIn Full grade Center Mode, to grade points, insert comments to theindividual students submissions, student, type instructor notesclick on the green exclamation point (only visible to the instructor)to see the options for viewing the and reattach files.submission or entering a grade.
To do a mass download of studentsubmissions . . .Go to Grade Center andput your cursor on theheading for theAssignment you wish todownload. Then selectAssignment FileDownload. A new box will appear. Select the files you wish to download.
A new screen will appear like the one to the right. Click on the blue hyperlink to download the assignment. You will then be prompted to save the file to your computer. They will be saved in one folder, compressed in a zip file. Once the file is downloaded, navigate to the folder where you saved the file and double click on the zipped file. WinZip will launch and you will see a list of files in the zip file. Click Extract and then navigate to the folder that you created for your student’s work. Note: For each paper there will be 2 files. The .txt file will any comments that the student submitted along with the paper. The .doc or other file will be the document itself. Note that the Student login and assignment name is appended to all documents.
Multiple submissions Perhaps due to a design flaw, comments and grades only “count” if entered for the first submission of any assignment. You can still see and assess subsequent submissions, but when entering a grade, be A new box will appear. Select sure that you enter is the files you wish to download. under the first submission
Safe AssignCreate a SafeAssignmentSafeAssignments are separate from Assignments. You cannot makean existing Assignment into a SafeAssignment. Like regularAssignments, however, SafeAssignments are integrated into theGrade Center.In a content area, select Create Assessment and then chooseSafeAssignment from the drop down menu.
Safe Assign FieldsFIELD DESCRIPT IO N Title Type a title for the SafeAssignment. Points Possible Type the points possible for the SafeAssignment. This value will be shared with the Grade Center Item created for the Safe Assignment. Text Type instructions for completing the SafeAssignment. Available Select whether or not the SafeAssignment should be visible to Students. Availability Dates Use these controls to set the date range when Students can interact with the SafeAssignment. It is possible to set only a Start date or only an End date. Drafts Allows Students to validate their paper without submitting it to the institutional database. Useful as an instructive tool to help Students learn how to attribute papers properly. Students Viewable Determines whether or not Students can see the report generated when their papers are submitted. Urgent Checking Sets papers to a high priority in the queue. Optional Announcement Create Select Yes to create an Announcement about the SafeAssignment. Subject Type a subject for the Announcement. Message Type a message for the Announcement.
Safe AssignCreate a SafeAssignmentGive the SafeAssignment a name, add instructions, point value, anddate range. If you want to allow students to submit a draft and seetheir SA score, select the Draft and Student Viewable boxes.
Safe AssignSafeAssignments appear in theGrade Center just ike regularAssignments. When you open the SafeAssignment, you can click on the green icon listed under SA report.
Course ReportsA variety of reports on studentactivity in various sections of thecourse are available in theCourse Management area.Access Course Reports in theControl Panel. Although these reports cannot tell you everything a student did online, they can allow you to verify that a student has been actively engaged in the course.
Course ReportsThe reports provide data onstudent activity in Content areas,Discussion Forums, Groupsactivities as well as acomprehensive report of studentactivity in every area of thecourse (like assessments!).To run a Course Report, click on You can choose a date range forthe arrow to the right of the title the report (say the period a testand then click Run. was available) and a student’s name. The report will be generated as a pdf file unless you select another format.
Early Warning SystemThe Early Warning Systemwill send alerts to you aboutstudents who are fallingbehind in class. You can create Rules that find students by looking for specific warning signs: low grades, failure to logon regularly, or late papers
AFTERNOON AGENDA Create an Assignment Create a Safe Assignment Run a Course Report Set up an Early Warning System notification Enter a Blog post in the Activity 7 Blog