How do I assign a Homework activity?

Document created by Vishal Sharma on Jan 10, 2017Last modified by Vishal Sharma on Jan 13, 2017
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We highly recommend you review Homework Assignment Requirements and Best Practices before beginning to create Homework Assignments.

 

This article will show you how to assign your homework activity after you've created it.

You have two options for assigning a Homework activity:

Option 1: Assign the Homework activity from the Table of Contents;

Option 2: Assign the Homework activity from the Activity Information Page.

  • For more information on how to create a Homework activity, please read the help article How do I create a Homework activity?.
  • To learn more about how to choose questions from the Question Picker to add to your activity, please read the help article How do I add questions to a Homework activity?.
  • To learn more about adding your own questions to a Homework activity, please read the help article How do I add my own questions to a Homework activity?.
  • NOTE: Make sure to require that your students submit answers to every question. If they don’t hit "submit" for every question, the questions won’t auto-score, and you’ll have to manually input the assignment grade in the gradebook. You may want to tell students verbally, as well as include a statement in the homework activity's directions..

Option 1: Assign the Homework activity from the Table of Contents

 

From the LaunchPad home page, click "Assign" to Open the "Manage Assignment" screen

From the LaunchPad home page, click
 

From the Manage Assignment screen you can set the following assignment information:

  1. Due date using the calendar widget OR you can use the"Enter Date" and "Enter Time" text fields to enter information these manually;
  2. Visibility to students.
  3. Activity point value;
  4. Gradebook category;

From this screen, you can also:

  • Edit the content item and/or more settings
  • Move or copy the content item
  • Remove the content item
 

Click on the calendar widget to assign a due date:

When you click on a due date the "Enter Date" text field will automatically populate.

The "Enter Time" text field will automatically default to 11:59 PM. 

Click on the calendar widget to assign a due date:
 

Choose a gradebook point value

 

Choose a gradebook point value
 

Click the Due Time text field to access the Time widget

From here you can either navigate to the time in the widget or enter the due date time manually.

Click the Due Time text field to access the Time widget
 

Choose your gradebook category

You can also create a new category by selecting Create New Category from the dropdown list.

Choose your gradebook category
 

Type in a new category name and click Add. The new category will automatically become the gradebook category for that assignment.

 

Click "Assign"

Once you're done editing the assignment options, click Assign.

Click
 

On the LaunchPad homepage, the due date will now display next to the Homework activity.

 

Option 2: Assign the Homework activity from the Activity Information Page.

 

Click on the Homework activity from the Home Page

Doing this will take you to the Activity Information Page.

Click on the Homework activity from the Home Page
 

Click the "Assign"button

Click the
 

From the Assignment Page screen you can set the following assignment information:

  1. Due date using the calendar widget OR you can use the"Enter Date" and "Enter Time" text fields to enter information these manually;
  2. Grace Period;
  3. Email reminder (Click to activate and add message);
  4. Point value;
  5. Gradebook category;
  6. Extra credit;
  7. Calculation Type;
  8. Hide grade until due date has passed option.

Note: For each activity, you can choose to apply these settings for an entire class or a specific group of students.

 

Click "Assign"

Once you're done editing the assignment options, click Assign.

Click
 
  • From the assignment tab you will receive a confirmation that your assignment settings have been saved.
  • The "Assign" button will change to an inactive "Save Changes" button.
  • An "Unassign" button will also appear.
 

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