Editing assignments

All assignments are shown in the course content. Here you can add assignments to modules and you can move them around using drag-and-drop. Each assignment can be clicked to edit it. Also each assignment has a drop-down menu in the top-right corner. Here you have the following items:

  • Visible. Whether the assignment is visible to students enrolled in the course. You can e.g. switch this off while you are still creating the assignment or if you don't want to use a particular assignment.
  • Edit. Edit the assignment. You can also edit the assignment by clicking on the assignment block.
  • Files. Inspect the files attached to the assignment and add new ones. For example, you can attach images that are used in the assignment. 
  • Analytics. This will bring you to the assignment analytics page, showing analytics about this particular assignment, like the percentage of students that completed the assignment. For more information, see the help on analytics.
  • Submissions. This will bring you to the Assessment  page, showing all the submissions by students for this assignment.
  • Insert assignment. Insert a new, empty assignment before the current one.
  • Duplicate. Use this to duplicate the assignment. A copy is added below the current assignment.
  • Copy to. Use this to place a copy of the assignment in a different course. You are asked to specify the course and the module in which to place the copy. (If you want to move an assignment to a different course, first copy it to the new course and then remove the current assignment.)
  • Merge into previous. Merge the assignment with the previous assignment. Questions in the assignment are placed at the bottom of the previous assignment and the current assignment is removed.
  • Delete. Delete the assignment. 


When you click on an assignment you go to the assignment editor. The bar at the left now changes. It has the following elements:

  • At the top of this bar you see the name of the current assignment, whether it is visible, and the difficulty. You can change this directly by clicking on the different elements. 
  • Below that there is a Course button to bring you back to the course content. 
  • Next there is the list of questions in the assignment. By clicking on Questions you get an overview of all questions (this is the default page in the assignment editor). If you click on Introduction you can edit the introduction that is shown above all questions. If you click the name of one of the questions, you can edit the question. Behind Questions there is a plus sign that can be used to quickly add a new question. 
  • Files. Here you can attach files to the assignment, for example images. These files can then be displayed in study material or question texts, and at any other place where you add text (like solutions, feedback, and so on). You can also create a download button to allow students to download them.
  • Setting. Here you can change a number of settings plus the title and meta-data.
  • At the bottom there is a Try it out button. When pressing this button a new tab is opened in which you can try the assignment in the same way as a student would see it.

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