This guide will provide instruction on how to create assignments in Moodle

Creating an Assignment

  •  Navigate into the course you would like to create an assignment for.
  •  Click the cog icon on the right side of the page and click "Turn editing on" from the drop-down menu

  • Scroll to the section that needs an assignment added to it
  • Click "Add activity or resource"

  • Pick an assignment type from the list, then click "Add" at the bottom of the window. (For this example, we will use "Assignment")

  • You will now be met with many options to customize your assignment. To start, enter a name for your assignment in the first text box


  • You have the option of creating a description of the assignment that your students can read, below the assignment name
  • Below the description box, you will find a drop box for "Additional Files". This is where you can upload any files or documents related to the assignment

  • You can either drag your file and drop it in the box to upload, or click the file icon on the top left and manually search for it to upload.


  • Under the Availability heading, you can enable and set the date the assignment will become available, the due date, and an automatic cut-off date.


  • Under Grade, you will be able to set the maximum grade for this assignment, the grade type, method, and category if your grade book is setup with one

  • When finished with customizing the assignment, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Save and return to course", or "Save and display" to view the assignment afterwards.

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