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Collecting assignments with the Assignment Tool

What is the Assignment Tool?

The Assignment Tool has a very specific purpose and structure. It allows you to create a "drop box" for each assignment where students can submit their completed work.

Why use the Assignment Tool?

All submitted assignments are attached to a Grade Center column and associated with the student's name, so the Assignment Tool automates the collection and organization of assignments.

Things to consider

Although the student can work on the assignment and save it several times, he or she can only submit the final result one time. Thus, if the assignment requires multiple drafts or stages, you will need to create an assignment for each draft or stage.

The Assignment Tool automatically creates a column in the grade center, so be sure not to create duplicate columns.

How to set up Assignments

See the How-to page for instructions.

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