To create an assignment, first .
From the Add an activity or resource drop-down menu in the appropriate week, select Assignment.
Provide a name and a description for your assignment:
The name you provide will be displayed in the course space. The description field is where you can compose or paste your instructions for the assignment itself.
Next, specify the grading scale:
Moodle has three default grading options: No grade, 1-100 points, or Separate and Connected ways of knowing. You can also specify your own grading scale using the Scales option. Use the drop-down menu to select the appropriate value for your assignment - or choose No grade if you don't want to use the Moodle gradebook.
The Allow submissions from date is the first date and time when the assignment can be submitted. The Due date is the date and time that the assignment is due. Both of these dates are optional; if you do not wish to specify them, simply uncheck the box by the date information. The Cut-off date, if set, means the assignment will not accept submissions after this date without an extension.
There are three types of assignments in Moodle:
Click on the button (top right of page) to explore all of the other options available to Assignment
More information on the Assignment tool is available here: