Grade and Give Assignment (Dropbox) Feedback

You can provide a point score, and text-based or audio feedback in the Dropbox tool for student submissions. If you don't see a place to enter a point value in step 4, you need to set up grading for your assignment folder first.

Once grading is set up, the points score and any text feedback that you enter will automatically transfer to the grade book, once you publish student scores.

  1. Click Activities and then Assignments from the course navigation bar.
  2. Click on the assignment folder you want to grade.
  3. On the Users tab, scroll down to the list of students, and click on the submission you want to evaluate.
  4. In the column on the right, enter the point value in the Score field.
  5. Scroll down, and enter Feedback in the text box.
    • Click Add a file to upload feedback as a file attachment.
    • Click Record audio to create a voice recording.
  6. Click Publish to release grade information to the student, or Save Draft to leave your evaluation in draft form until later.

 


Set Up Grading for an Assignment (Dropbox)

Once you have an Assignment folder (formerly known as a Dropbox folder) set up, you can link each topic to a grade item in the grade book.

Create a Grade Item in the Grade Book

  1. Click on Grades and then Grades from the navigation bar in your course.
  2. Click the New button, and then choose Item from the list.
  3. Choose grade item type Numeric by clicking on the blue link.
  4. Enter a Name in the text box.
  5. Enter the Maximum Points value in the Grading section.
  6. Click the Save and Close button to exit.

Link Activity Folder to Grade Item

Now that you have a grade item created, you can link it to an assignment folder.

  1. Click on Activities and then Assignments from the navigation bar.
  2. Find your assignment in the list, and click the drop down menu to the right of the title. Click Edit Submission Folder from the list.
  3. On the Properties tab, Choose a Grade Item from the drop down menu.
  4. Enter a point value in the Score Out Of field. This point value should match the point value you entered for the grade item in step 5 in the section above.
  5. Click Save and Close  to exit.

Once you have completed these steps, grades entered in the Assignment tool will automatically transfer to the grade book.


Create a Group Assignment (Dropbox) Submission Folder

You can use the Assignments tool to collect group work. Students in a group can submit on behalf of their group members, and see work that other members have submitted to the Assignment Folder. Before you create the Assignment, you'll need to create student groups, if you have not already done so. Groups can be linked to multiple D2L tools. For example, you may use the same groups in Discussions.

Create Student Groups

NOTE: If you have already created discussion groups, you can skip to the next section.

You will have several different options about the kind of groups you can create (number of groups, number of members, how enrollment works, etc), and it can be a bit tricky. If you're not sure about how to set up your groups, contact the OAI faculty support desk for help. It is much easier to correct group issues before students start submitting work.

  1. Click on the People tab in the navigation bar, and then Groups from the dropdown list.

  2. Click on the New Category button.

    • A category is a specific configuration of your students into groups. Multiple categories allow you to have multiple kinds of groups setup. For example, you might want to divide your students into large groups for one activity, and into smaller groups for another assignment, during the same course.
  3. Enter a Category Name into the text box.
  4. Pick an Enrollment Type from the list.
    • This step is important; you can't change the group type after you save.
    • Self-enrollment means that students sign up for a group themselves, by clicking on People and then Groups.
  5. Depending on the group type you select, either enter the Number of Groups or the Number of Users per group.
  6. Under Advanced Properties, you can optionally select to have D2L auto-enroll new users, and/or randomize users in groups.
  7. Click the Save button.

Create a Group Assignment Folder

  1. Click on Activities from the course navigation bar, and select Assignments from the list.
  2. Click on the New Submission Folder button.
  3. Enter a Name for the assignment in the text box.
  4. Choose the Group submission folder option from the Folder Type options, and select a Group Category from the drop down menu.
  5. If you want to set date restrictions for when students can submit files, click on the Restrictions tab at the top of the page. Otherwise, skip to step 8.
  6. You can use the Has Due Date checkbox and date fields to set a due date for the assignment. This means that students can submit both before and after the due date, but late submissions are flagged.
  7. If you want to restrict the time period where students can submit assignments, use the Has Start Date and/or Has End Date checkboxes and date fields.
  8. Click the Save and Close button to finish.

Create an Individual Assignment Submission Folder (Dropbox)

The Assignments tool is used to collect digital files from your students. Individual assignment submissions are visible only to instructors and TAs in the course, not to other students.

NOTE: As of the Summer 2017 D2L update, the Dropbox tool is now called Assignments. The functionality is the same; it's just an update to the name.

  1. Click on Activities from the course navigation bar, and select Assignments from the list.
  2. Click on the New Submission Folder button.
  3. Enter a Name for the assignment in the text box.
  4. Choose the Individual submission folder option from the Folder Type options.
  5. If you want to set date restrictions for when students can submit files, click on the Restrictions tab at the top of the page. Otherwise, skip to step 8.
  6. You can use the Has Due Date checkbox and date fields to set a due date for the assignment. This means that students can submit both before and after the due date, but late submissions are flagged.
  7. If you want to restrict the time period where students can submit assignments, use the Has Start Date and/or Has End Date checkboxes and date fields.
  8. Click the Save and Close button to finish.