Moodle includes an assignment tool that allows instructors to set up assignments that can be turned in both online and offline. A due date can be specified, which is then displayed on the class calendar. Reminders are also provided for upcoming due dates. The following is basic information on using the assignment tool as a student.
You can access assignments two ways.
Click on the assignment icon or name on your class page:
Click on the assignment icon in the list of activities:
You will then see a list of all the assignments for your class:
Scroll down until you find the assignment you need. Click on the assignment name or icon.
There are four types of assignments in Moodle:
All assignments will contain a few basic components:
Offline assignments, as mentioned above, are completed following the instructors' directions. These directions may involve doing activities online, including through Moodle.
Online text assignments are completed by submitting text through the text box provided in the assignment. If you have not submitted your assignment, you will see a prompt to edit your submission:
Clicking on Edit my submission will display a rich-text editor, through which you can compose and submit your assignment. You can also copy and paste your assignment from another document.
Click on Save changes to turn in your assignment.
Upload a single file or Advanced uploading of files assignments are turned in by uploading a file to Moodle. In this sample, the assignment is a paper that, once completed, needs to be uploaded to the instructor via Moodle:
Click on "Browse", locate the file on your computer, and click on "Open". The file location should be filled into the box. Click on "Upload this file."
Once this is complete, you will receive confirmation that you have successfully submitted your file. If you are uploading multiple files, after uploading the first file, you will be able to upload additional files, up to the limit set by your instructor. Your instructor will receive notification that you have turned in your assignment.Pat yourself on the back for turning in your homework on time. Good for you.
If you navigate away from the assignment and want to make sure you actually turned your homework in, you can do this by going back to the assignment. The filename of your submitted file will be displayed in the center of the page.