Create an Individual Assignment Submission Folder

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.

  1. Click on Activities from the course navigation bar, and select Assignments from the list.
  2. Click on the New Assignment button.
    New Assignment Button
  3. Enter a Name for the assignment in the text box.
  4. Optionally, enter any prompts/instructions in the Instructions field and any attachments.
  5. Choose the Individual assignment option from the Assignment Type options.
  6. Choose the type of submission from the Submission Type drop down menu.
    • File submission: Allows students to upload file(s) to the assignment. This is the most common submission type.
    • Text submission: Provides a text box where students can directly enter text into D2L. This is appropriate if students should submit a link but not a file.
    • On paper submission: Students do not submit anything directly to D2L. This is a rarely used submission type.
    • Observed in person: Students do not submit anything directly to D2L. This is a rarely used submission type.
  7. 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 10.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Click the Save and Close button to finish.
See a video walkthrough on how to create a D2L assignment.
This article was last updated on Nov 12, 2020 @ 4:37 pm.