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How to Create an Assignment Learning Activity (Legacy)

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We have introduced the new powerful and flexible Assessment Builder. You can find more information about the new Assessments and Certificates here. You can learn how to migrate your existing Assessments here.


Legacy Assignments are open-ended (text) questions that your students have to answer and the instructor can manually grade.

Create your Assignment

1. Go to your course's Contents tab under the section in which you want to create the assignment, and click Add activity.

2. Click on Assignment Legacy under the Assessment Legacy tab.

3. Give a title and click Save or Save & Edit to create your assignment.

4. Click on Settings, to edit the assignment. 

The first time you create an assignment and click on Edit Assignment, you will be prompted to choose your desired settings, including show students' answers, notifying the user before submitting, downloading a file after success, and a passing grade.

Click on Save to save your changes.

Assignment Authoring

1. Click on Edit questions.

2. To add questions to your assignment, hover on the cross sign on the upper side of the screen and choose the type of question you want to add. You can also swap up/down or delete the selected question.

3. Type/paste the question description.

4. Click on Save to save your assignment changes.


Note: You can change the settings of your assignment by clicking on Settings in the top bar of the authoring assignment.

Grading the Assignments

You can find out more on how to grade the legacy Assignments in our respective article.


Note: On the Legacy Assignment learning activity, it's not feasible to save the answers to an assignment question if a user moves to a different learning activity, or visits another page to continue at a different time. We recommend using our latest assessment builder which supports this setting. 

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