This article demonstrates how to create a D2L Assignment. The D2L Assignment tool allows instructors to collect student assignment submissions electronically, allowing for easy tracking of student submissions and eliminating the need to collect printed assignments. The Assignments tool allows instructors to view and evaluate assignment submissions within the D2L Document Viewer and return scores and feedback to students in an efficient manner. Instructors can also download and print submissions from the Assignment folder.

Setting up a New Assignment Folder

Navigate to the Assignment tool by clicking "Assessments > Assignments" in the navigation menu.

On the Assignments page, click the “New Assignment” button.

Provide a “Name” for the Assignment and enter student instructions (optional) in the "Instructions" field.

Additional assignment instructions and rubrics can be added to folder as an attachment. You can also use the audio and video features to record a overview of the assignment.

Submission, Completion and Categorization

Select an “Assignment Type.”
Individual assignment – Each user submits files and the files assessed individually. This is the default setup.

Group assignment – Any member of the assigned group can submit an assignment to a group folder. Group members are assigned a common grade during evaluation. Groups must be setup first to enable this assignment type.

Set the "Submission Type."

File submission - learners upload and submit a file to the assignment. A file upload is required.

Text submission - learners post text, image, or a link to their work in a text box within the assignment. A file upload is not required.

On paper submission - learners submit a physical copy of their assignment directly to their instructor. No file upload is required to complete the assignment.

Observed in person - allows instructors to observe learners as they perform tasks, such as in-class presentations, and evaluate them using Assignments. No file upload is required to complete the assignment.

Set the “Submission Options” to designate the number of submissions allowed and which submissions are retained by the system. Submission options will vary depending on the submission type. 

Select, or create, a “Category” for the Assignment. Categories are optional. They can help to organize Assignment folders. To create a new category, click “New Category.”

Evaluation and Feedback

In order to evaluate an Assignment, you need to set it's score. Enter a “Score Out Of” points for the item. If you are linking the Assignment to a Grade item, be sure the “Score Out Of” score matches the point value in the Grade book for accurate grade calculations.

If you wish to link the Assignment to an item in Grades, select the item from the drop-down menu, or create a new item now by clicking “New Grade Item.”

If desired, you can attach a D2L Rubric by clicking “Add Rubric” or selecting a “Default Scoring Rubric” from the drop-down menu. For more information on D2L Rubrics, see the Rubrics Setup article.

To add date restrictions, release conditions, or special access, navigate to the “Restrictions” tab. For more information on restrictions and release conditions, see the Release Conditions article or Restrictions article.

Click “Save and Close” to return to the Assignments page.