Great Basin College Web Campus Instructions Table of Contents

ASSIGNMENTS

Introduction

The Assignment tool enables you to:

  • access the information you require about each assignment
  • submit assignments
  • access feedback and grades for submitted assignments
  • view assignments that have been published for the whole class

There are three different ways of responding to assignments:

  • By entering text directly in a box on the screen. You'll have the option of formatting your entry and inserting graphics with the HTML Creator.
  • By uploading an attached file (for example, a document you've created in Word) .
  • By zipping and submitting a website you create in an HTML editor.

An assignment may be a group or individual assignment.

  • A group assignment in which the instructor assigns a single grade for the whole group.
  • An individual assignment where you work individually and receive a separate grade.
  • A group assignment where the group members work together, but each individual gets a separate grade.

Signing up for a Group

There are ways of being added to a group in an assignment that requires group work. The instructor will either set up groups with assigned members or allow you to choose a group. If you're asked to join a group, you'll find a sign up list on either the Course Content page or within a folder on the Course Content page. To sign up:

  1. Click on the group Sign Up sheet. The Sign Up sheet screen displays. Group names are listed along with a description of each group, the maximum number of members, the numbers of members already signed up and Sign Up button for each group.
  2. Click on the Sign Up button to the right of the group name that you would like to join.
  3. The Confirm Sign Up screen displays. Click on the OK button. You are added to the group you selected. The screen refreshes and the Course Content page displays.

Accessing Assignments

There are several ways of accessing Assignments.

  • They can be integrated into a Learning Module.
  • They can be added on the course content home page or within a folder on the course content home page.
  • They can also be accessed from the Assignments tool as shown below.

Click on the Assignments link from the Course Tools menu. The Assignments screen appears, consisting of the four tabls shown in the table below.

Tab

Description

Inbox

Assignments that are not submitted yet

Submitted

Assignments that are submitted

Graded

Assignments that are graded or marked complete

Published Assignments that are published (available for the other students to view).

Click on the assignment title you would like to access. The Edit Submission screen displays.

 


Submitting Assignments — Direct Entry

Once you've accessed your assignment, you can enter your response directly in the large box in the righthand portion of the screen under Submission.

To format your text (and/or insert graphics, tables, etc.), you'll need to enable the HTML Creator. Formatting instructions for the HTML Creator are available on the WebCampus Help pages.

Click on the Submit button when you have finished creating your assignment.

Click on the OK button. The screen refreshes and a Confirmation displays.

Click on the OK button. The Assignments screen displays. To view your submitted assignment, click the Submitted tab at the top of the window.


Submitting Assignments — Upload an Attachment

Before submitting an assignment as an attachment you should already have completed your assignment and saved it on your computer. The next steps are to submit the file you've saved.

1. Access your assignment. The Edit Submission screen appears.

2. Click on the Add Attachment button. The Get Files window opens.

 

3. Click on the My Computer icon. The Open window displays.

  1. Navigate to the location where you saved your assignment file.
  2. Click on the file you want to upload. It becomes highlighted.
  3. Click on the Open button at the bottom of the window. The My Computer Applet window displays
    while the file is uploaded.
  4. The Edit Submission screen refreshes. Note that the document has been added just above the Add Attachments button.
  5. Add an optional comment to your submission in the Add Comment text box.
  6. Click on the Submit button. A window appears.
  7. Click on the OK button. The screen refreshes and a Confirmation displays.
  8. Click on the OK button. The Assignments screen displays.


Submitting Assignments — Uploading a Website

Before you submit a website assignment you will have to create it in a HTML editor program like Macromedia Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage. You will need to create:

  • Content pages
  • An index page with links to all your content pages
  • A folder with all the images added to these pages

After the above is prepared you need to zip all the files, including images, index and content pages into one zip file. Once done you can submit your website assignment.

  1. Access your assignment.
  2. On the Edit Submission screen, click the Add Attachments button, and follow instructions in the above section to upload your saved zip file.
  3. It is necessary for WebCampus to know what page to start from in the Website you uploaded.
    The Select Start Page displays all the pages within the zip file you have uploaded.
  4. Click on the Set Start Page button. The Select Start Page window opens. Click on the radio button to the left of the file you want to begin with. Click on the Select button. The Edit Submission screen refreshes displaying the start page just beneath the zip file.
  5. Notice that you now have a Preview button so you may preview the website files that you have uploaded. Click on the Preview button. A new window opens previewing your website. Click on any of the links to display the page it links to.
  6. Click on the X in the top right hand corner of the new window to close the window. The Edit Submission screen displays.
  7. Click on the Submit button. A window opens.
  8. Click on the OK button. The screen refreshes and a Confirmation message displays.
  9. Click on the OK button. The Assignments screen redisplays.
  10. Click on the Submitted tab. Your submitted assignment is listed there.

 


Viewing a Returned Assignment Attempt and Resubmitting It

The instructor may decide to coach you while you are doing an assignment and allow you to submit a draft copy of an assignment. The instructor can then review the draft, make comments and allow you to improve on the assignment.

Any assignment attempts that have been returned to you by the instructor will display in the Inbox. Beneath the assignment title you will see the status of the assignment and the due date.

View and submit the second attempt just as you did the first attempt.


Accessing Graded Assignments


The Graded tab contains all assignments that the instructor has so far graded. Instructor comments are also visible.

  1. Click on the Assignments link form the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assignments screen displays.
  2. Select the Graded tab. All the graded submissions will display. Click on the assignment title you want to access. The Assignment Submission screen displays.
  3. On the right hand side of the Assignment Submission screen you have the Status of the assignment. It states when the assignment was graded, the grade of the assignment, when it was submitted and the most recent comment. You may also view previous comments.
  4. Click on the View Previous Comments button. The Comments on Assignment window opens.
  5. Click on the Close this window link after reviewing the instructor's comments.
  6. Click on the OK button once you have finished viewing the assignment submission. The Assignments screen displays.

 


Publishing Assignments

When an assignment is published it is made available to the other students in that course. The instructor can choose whether or not to let students publish their own assignments. The instructor can publish student assignments at any stage.

Publishing your Assignment

  1. Click on the Assignments link from the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assignments screen displays.
  2. An assignment can be published from either the Submitted or Graded tab. Select one of them.
  3. Select the action link to the right of the assignment title that you want to publish. A drop-down menu appears.
  4. Click on the Publish Controls option from the drop-down menu. The Publish Controls window opens.
  5. Click on the Publish button. The Assignments screen refreshes and returns to the last tab you selected.
  6. Click on the Published tab. The Published view will display a list of all published assignments. Notice that the assignment just published now appears here.

Viewing Published Assignment Submissions

  1. Click on the Assignments link from the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assignments screen displays.
  2. Click on the Published tab. All the published assignments display.
  3. Click on the assignment title you would like to view from the published assignment list.
  4. If the assignment was submitted as an attachment, click on the attachment link, then on the file name of the attachment that you would like to preview. If the file is not a HTML or text file a new window will open. If the file is a HTML or text file, the preview will open immediately.
  5. Click on the Open button from the File Download window. The document opens.
  6. Click on the X in the top right hand corner of the window after reviewing the assignment. The Assignments screen displays.

Removing Published Assignment Submissions

  1. Click on the Assignments link form the left hand Course Tools menu. The Assignments screen displays.
  2. Click on the Graded or Submitted tab. The graded or submitted assignments display.
  3. Select the action link to the right of the assignment that you would like to unpublish. A drop-down menu appears.
  4. Select the Publish Controls option from the drop-down menu. The Publish Controls window displays.
  5. Click on the Unpublish button. The Assignments screen displays.
  6. Click on the Published tab. The Published view displays. Note that the assignment just unpublished no longer appears in the published view.


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