Advice and answers from the eCoach Team

The Assignments Module is available only within the eCoach LMS plan, and is used to create open-ended assessment tasks that require manual grading (i.e. they are not self-marking).

To add an Assignment to a Course, select the Add New Module > Assignments from the Course Resources Dropdown and enter a title for your Assignment.

To edit your Assignment, select it from the Resources list using the ‘Edit’ icon. You will then be able to provide a description for the Assignment, and begin adding questions.

  1. After adding your Assignment Overview, select ‘Save’ to save your changes (you need to save each Question before adding another)
  2. Add as many questions as required, saving each question as it’s added to the Assignment. An option is provided to upload files if required
  3. The ‘Allow files’ dropdown allows you to indicate whether an attachment should be provided as either a mandatory or optional requirement for Participants completing the Assignment question

Note: It’s possible set a word limit for your Assignment question by selecting the ‘Word Limit Enable’ box and specifying your word limit in the box provided

When you are done, move to the ‘Module Settings’ box on the right of your page to set the grade necessary to pass your new Assignment, change your Participants’ edit settings, and set a Due Date and Cutoff Date:

If you would like the Cutoff Date (the latest possible time an Assignment to be completed) to be the same as the Due Date, please set the time and date to the same values. Select ‘Never’ from the ‘edit submission’ option if you don’t ever want your Participants to be able to edit their submissions.

Note: You must publish this Assignment for Participants to have access to it.

After publishing, Assignments can be graded from the ‘Grading’ tab (which will become viewable on the Assignment module after publication).

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