How do I apply gradebook and other settings for all resources within a particular content type? (How do I use Batch Item Settings?)

Document created by Vishal Sharma on Jan 10, 2017Last modified by Vishal Sharma on Jan 13, 2017
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You can use the Batch Item Settings tool to apply consistent gradebook and other settings across all resources within a particular content type that is in use in your course. For example, you could use Batch Item Settings to make all LearningCurve activities worth 20 points upon completion or to set all end-of-chapter quiz questions to be scrambled and delivered one question at a time.

What this feature won't do is allow you to batch assign items of a particular content type. After you batch change item settings, if you haven't already assigned the items you wish students to complete, you'll still need to complete the normal steps for assigning items one-by-one.

  • Do note that it is not recommended to use the Batch Item Settings after students have been enrolled in your course and have begun completing assignments.
  • Also, it is best used on a new, clean course as it will override any assignment settings present in a course copy that you may wish to preserve.

From your home page, click Instructor Console.

 

Click Batch Item Settings.

 

Select the content type for which you'd like to standardize settings.

Choose the Content Type you would like to apply settings to from the drop-down menu. A warning will remind you that the tool will overwrite any existing item and assignment settings and advise you against making changes after your students have begun work in your course.

 

What does "No assigned content found" mean?

If the content type you select produces a "no assigned content found" message, then you'll need return to your LaunchPad Home page, go to Resources, and add one or more this content type to your course. For more information on how to do this, please see Adding Content to a LaunchPad Unit.

 

Apply settings.

After choosing a Content Type, the resources of that type will appear in a list. Select the resources you wish to apply settings for and adjust the settings to your needs.

  • For example, you could standardize gradebook settings of Points, Gradebook Category, Calculation Type, or Visibility.
  • In addition, for quizzes, you could standardize the options you find under the Edit > Settings menu, which includes setting attempts, time limits, question and answer choice delivery, and allowing student to save their work before submitting.

When you are finished, click Apply Settings to Selected Items.

 

Click Update Assignment Settings.

A window will open for you to confirm that you will be changing assignment settings and tells you how many items of the content type you chose will be updated. Again, a warning will remind you that the tool will overwrite any existing item and assignment settings and advise you against making changes after your students have begun work in your course.

Click Update Assignment Settings.

 

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