Create, edit, or delete assignments

Version: Kora Courses, April 14, 2023 or later

Permissions required: Faculty

  • To create an assignment, you can choose to either select an existing course or create a new one.

Create assignment

  1. Click "Create assignment" for a new course (1).

A Digication Kora course home page with no assignments; a numerical guide, 1, marking 'Create assignment'

  1. If you have already created at least one assignment, click "Create assignment" (2).

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Enter assignment information

  1. Select a background (3) or upload your own (4).
  2. Enter an assignment name and description.
  3. Select an assignment type (5) or create your own (6).

EXAMPLE

The director of a study abroad program might create a “study abroad journal” assignment type.

  1. Set whether the assignment will be required, optional, or Not Accepted / Not Applicable (7).

The Digication Kora Assignment and Activity creation page, with numerical guides marking the following: 3, selectable backgrounds; 4, the button for uploading a custom background; 5, selectable assignment types; 6, the button for creating a custom assignment type; 7, the downward arrow that can be clicked to set whether an assignment is required or not required

Configure additional instructions (optional)

  1. Choose whether to create new work or continue with existing work with the following options.
    • No new prompt(s) or templates are needed (8).
    • Use prompt(s) or template (9).

Use prompt

  1. Select “Use prompt” (10) to provide one or more short prompts.
  2. Drag handles (11) up or down to reorder prompts.
  3. Add instructions (12).
  4. Select a response type for each prompt (13).
  5. Add additional prompts, if desired (14).

The Digication Kora Assignment and Activity creation page, with numerical guides marking the following: 8, 'no new prompts or templates are needed'; 9, 'Use prompts or template'; 10, 'Use prompt'; 11, The handle for reordering prompts; 12, The space to add instructions; 13, Prompt response type selection; 14, 'Add prompt'

  • When completing the assignment, the assignment name will become the page name (15), the assignment description will become instructions (16), and prompts will become modules on the page (17).

Page of a work created for an assignment that uses prompts; numerical guides mark the following: 15, the page name; 16, the assignment instructions; 17, a prompt module

Use template

  1. Select “Use template” (18).

A template can consist of multiple pre-created pages, sub-pages, as well as custom instructions, sections, and modules on each page. Templates in Digication can be a powerful tool. For additional information, please see “Creating and managing templates.”

Create from scratch
  1. Click “Create from scratch” (19).

The Digication Kora Assignment and Activity creation page; numerical guides mark the following: 18, 'use template'; 19, 'create from scratch'

Based on existing template
  1. Click “Based on existing template” (20).

The Digication Kora Assignment and Activity creation page; a numerical guide, 20, marks 'Based on existing template'

  1. Select a template (21) and click “Use this template” (22).
  2. Click “Menu” (23) and Edit (24) the template as desired for the assignment.

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Availability

  1. Set whether the assignment will have a due date (25).
  2. If so, set the due date and time (26).
  3. Set the visibility (27).

EXAMPLE 1: Subsequent drafts

In a writing course structured around multiple drafts, subsequent drafts might be set to become visible only after the due date for the preceding draft has passed.

EXAMPLE 2: Participation

An assignment invisible to students might be used to account for participation.

  1. Set resubmission (28) and late submission (29) settings.

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Grade

  1. Set whether the assignment will be added to the grade book (30).
    1. Click “Display grade as” (31) to set the display as numerical, letter, or a custom format created in “Grade settings.”
    2. Set Grade settings (32).
      • For more information about grade settings, please see “Grade settings.”
    3. Enter the maximum points (33).
    4. Set whether the assignment grade will be included in the course final grade calculation (34).
      1. Set relative weight (35).

NOTES

  • Weights set up in Digication may differ from those set up by the LMS.
  • LTI integration make it possible to send grades from Digication back to the LMS gradebook.
    1. Set whether students will be able to see their grades (36).

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Assessment

Outcomes and rubrics

  1. Add outcomes (37).

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  • In “Select Outcomes”, you can add and remove existing outcomes from the assignment (38).
  • You can also create new outcomes.
  1. Click "Done" (39).

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Faculty outcome assessment

  1. Set who will be able to view faculty outcome assessments (40).

Peer assessment and feedback

  1. Set whether students will have the option to share their work with peers at submission (41).

NOTE: As students are owners of their work, they have control over whether to share their work with peers.

  1. Set whether students will be able to use outcomes to assess peers’ work (42).
  2. Set whether students assessing peers’ work will be able to create additional outcomes (43).

Create assignment

  1. Click “Create” (44).

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Edit assignment

  1. Click the assignment in the assignments list (1).
  2. Click “Assignment actions” (2).
  3. Click “Edit” (3).

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  1. Make edits, then save the assignment.

Delete assignment

  1. Click the assignment in the assignments list (1).
  2. Click “Assignment actions” (2).
  3. Click “Delete” (3).

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  1. Confirm the deletion (4).

WARNING

Please be aware, this action CAN NOT be undone.

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To learn more about how to import assignments into different LMSs, please see "LMS Integration Overview" section of our helpdesk.

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