Creating an Assignment Submission Folder


Before students can upload an assignment, the instructor must create an Assignment Submission folder to hold it.  

Step 1. From your course homepage, click on Assignments under the Assessments menu.

Step 2Select New Submission Folder.  The new folder properties screen will open.

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Step 3. Fill in the following information in the properties tab:

1. In the Name field, enter a title for your submission folder.

2. Type in any instructions that you have for the folder in the Instructions text box.

3. Click the Add Attachment button to attach a document or file. You may also choose to Record Audio up to 1 minute long or Record Video up to 3 minutes long.

4. Choose whether this is a Group or Individual folder. Note: This setting cannot be changed after the assignment is created.

5. Select the Submission type for the Assignment. There are 4 submission types:

  • File submission - Students will upload a file to the assignment folder
  • Text submission - Students complete their submission within a text box
  • On paper submission - Students submit a paper copy of the assignment. They do not need to submit anything to the assignment folder on D2L.
  • Observed in person - Students complete a presentation or demonstrate tasks in person. They do not need to submit anything to the assignment folder on D2L.

6. Define how many files can be included per submission and how many submissions students are allowed.

7. If you would like to organize your folders into Categories, you may do so here. 

8. Set how many points the assignment is worth. 

9. Select a Grade Item if you like to have the grade automatically go to the gradebook.

10. If you have created a rubric that you would like to use to score this assignment, click the Add Rubric button to select it.

11. Decide whether you want to have Anonymous Marking, which will anonymize student names while you grade to prevent bias.

12. Annotations Tool is selected by default.

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Step 4. Under the Restrictions tab, you can define a Start Date, a Due Date, and an End Date for the assignment as well as elect to hide the assignment folder from users (1)

  • Due Date - Students have until this date and time to submit their assignment normally. After that date and time, students can continue to upload submissions to the Assignment folder, but those submissions will be flagged as late, allowing you to assess a penalty if you choose.
  • End Date - After this date and time, participants are no longer able to upload submissions to the Assignment folder.

You can also Attach Release Conditions (2) and Allow Special Access to users (3).

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Step 5Under the TurnItIn tab, select the settings for Grademark and Originality Checking. More information on enabling and using these features can be found here.