Add Assignment

In CourseWork, adding an assignment creates the shell or container for the assignment. At this level, you specify things like the assignment's name, provide instructions on how to complete the assignment and so forth. After completing this step, you can then populate the assignment with content.

Add Multi-Part Assignment or Quick Quiz Assignment Wizard

The use of parts allows the instructor to group questions together to address specific topics or areas of study within a single assignment.

Quick quiz and multi-part assignments are essentially the same in the way they are created in CourseWork. However, a quick quiz only contains a single part, which is automatically created. A full multi-part assignment and a quick quiz will look the same to a student, except for the fact that the quick quiz will always contain only a single part.

On the Admin Assignments page, select Standard Multi-Part Assignment or Quick (One-Part) Quiz from the drop-down menu. Click Add.

Note: You may need to scroll down in order to see this drop-down menu if you have multiple assignments listed on the Admin Assignments page.

Step 1

Enter the assignment's name. This name is used to distinguish one assignment from another.

Information entered for the Text field often appears as instructions on how to complete the assignment.

If you do not want to record student scores for this assignment in the gradebook, select No.

As an option, you can specify when to release the assignment to students. Specify the date and time from the pull-down menus.

Specify when the assignment is due by selecting the date and time from the pull-down menus. Inputting a due date sets a time limit when students must complete their work.

If you wish to provide instant feedback to students upon submission of responses, select Yes.

Specify when you want to show the assignment's solutions by selecting the date and time from the pull-down menus. The solution release date is a time set after the due date that allows the students to see the correct answers and to receive feedback on their work. Note: if you select Yes to instant feedback, then skip this option.

The Keywords/Description field is optional and is only visible to the course administrators. This can be used for the instructors to keep note about the assignment (e.g., for describing the goal/purpose of the assignment.)

Click Cancel to exit the wizard without making any changes. Click Save to add a new assignment and to close out of the wizard.

Final Step

In the final wizard screen, CourseWork reports that you have successfully added an assignment to the Assignments page. Click OK to exit the wizard and go back to the Edit Assignment page.

Add Paper Submission Assignment Wizard

Note: You may need to scroll down in order to see this drop-down menu if you have multiple assignments listed on the Admin Assignments page.

On the Admin Assignments page, select Quick Paper Submission Assignment from the drop-down menu. Click Add.

Step 1

Enter the assignment’s name. This name is used to distinguish one assignment from another.

Information entered for the Text field often appears as instructions on how to complete the assignment.

You can elect to assign a points value to the assignment.

If you do not want to record student scores for this assignment in the gradebook, select No.

As an option, you can specify when to release the assignment to students. Specify the date and time from the pull-down menus.

Specify when the assignment is due by selecting the date and time from the pull-down menus. Inputting a due date sets a time limit when students must complete their work.

The Keywords/Description field is optional and is only visible to the course admins. This can be used for the instructors to keep note about the assignment (e.g., for describing the goal/purpose of the assignment.)

Click Cancel to exit the wizard without making any changes. Click Save to add a new assignment and to close out of the wizard.

Final Step

In the final wizard screen, CourseWork reports that you have successfully added an assignment to the Assignments page. Click OK to exit the wizard and go back to the Edit Assignment page.


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