Tutorial 8: Quick Assignments

Suppose you want your students to complete a worksheet, and return their completed sheets to you for marking. Just a simple worksheet. How hard can that be? Well if you do it all by email, the answer is ‘quite hard’. Checking you’ve got them all, downloading (and printing?) each one separately – ugh!

Would you rather send all your worksheets out with just a few clicks, then get them back with just two clicks more?

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Instant Assign Again comes to Quick Assignments

Quick Assignments are a way to quickly assign, collect and grade written work. Unlike quizzes they won’t do the marking for you, but they will save you a lot of time and temper.
Now we have made them even quicker, by copying the Assign Again feature from quiz assignments.
Once you have created a Quick Assignment for one student sets, it is the work of seconds to assign it to more sets. In the assignments list:
Actions ->Assign again
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Set an exam using Quick Assignments

Sam Hucker from Winterbourne International Academy asked me this question this morning:

I have set up a partial exam for my BTEC Engineering students. Is there a way that I can set up further questions where they have to type paragraphs or free sentences in larger
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Improved reportage of Quick Assignments

In your Assignments List, you will now notice that the progress bars for Quick Assignments show two colours instead of one. Here’s what they mean:

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  • Responded: What proportion of the students have submitted a response, whether this is a text response or an uploaded file.
  • Graded: The proportion to which you have assigned a grade.

This neatly clarifies a point that was previously ambiguous.