Creating a new Assignment (if not already present):

1. Log in to Moodle and go to the course page you want to edit.

2. Click the gear icon at the top right and click Turn editing on

3. Scroll down to the section you want to change and click Add an activity or resource.

4. Under Activities, select Assignment and click the Add button.

5. Type in the Assignment name and the Description of the assignment the student will submit.

6. Continue with the following steps, as needed.

Changing the settings for an existing Assignment:

1. Turn Editing on (see steps 1 & 2 above). [Alternatively, if Editing is off, you can click the name of the assignment and click the settings gear on the right and click Edit].  Click Expand all on the right if you want all fields expanded.

2. Make any changes you need in the various settings - here are a few important ones:

   NOTE: Click Moodle's question mark bubbles for more detailed information for the various settings.

  1. Change Assignment name or Description fields as needed.
  2. Add any Additional files you want the students to be able to download (for example, an answer template).
  3. In the Availability section you can set any dates desired (Allow subscriptions from, Due date, Cutoff date, or a Remind me to grade by date for your dashboard alerts).  Be sure Enable is checked for any settings you want active.
  4. In the Submission types section leave File submissions enabled if you want students to be able to upload files.  If you would like them to be able to submit text they type into the assignment, enable Online text and if desired, enable the maximum Word limit.
  5. Under Submission settings, it is not recommended to require students to "click the submit button" or "accept the submission statement."  If desired, you could use Maximum attempts to restrict the number of times a student can submit or resubmit an assignment.  If you choose a low number, it can be changed later to temporarily allow a student to resubmit, in case there are special circumstances.
  6. There are other less used settings which you can look over and click the help bubbles for more information.
  7. When done, click Save and return to course or Save and display.

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