You can create assignments in Content and other tools in BOLT, but these are the directions on how to create them in the Assignments tool in your course.


  1. In Assignments, click the New Submission Folder button.
  2. Enter a name for the assignment.
  3. Select the assignment folder type:
    • Select Individual submission folder for independent assignments
    • Select Group Submission folder and assign a Group Category for group projects
  4. Use the Category selector to organize the new folder in assignment categories if you are using them.
  5. Select a grade item or click New Grade Item to create one.
  6. Enter the total points the assignment is worth in the Out of field. (TIP: This doesn't have to match the points in the grade item, but can for consistency.)
  7. Use the Rubrics options to add any rubrics to the assignment.
  8. Enter any instructions for the assignment.
  9. Select if you want students to be able to add this to their ePortfolio.
  10. Add attachments or record audio or video related to the assignment.
  11. Select Submission options for the assignment.
    • Select whether this is a file based submission (student submits a file attachment) or a text submission (student doesn't need to submit a file but can use the HTML editor to type in text or links to submit).
    • If file based, select whether unlimited files are allowed, or if only one file is allowed
    • Select how to manage the submissions- do you want all the submissions kept, only the most recent, or only one allowed?
  12. Enter an email address if you want to receive notifications when students submit new files to the folder.
  13. Save your work:
    • Click Save and Close to save the folder and exit the creation screen.
    • Click Save and New to save the folder and create a new one.
    • Click Save to save the folder and continue working in it (such as to add date restrictions on the Restrictions tab).
  14. Click on the Restrictions tab to set dates and special restrictions.
  15. Clear the checkbox beside the visibility setting "Hidden from users" to make the assignment visible to students. It is selected by default and must be deselected to make the assignment visible.
  16. Select the checkbox beside dates you want to add and use the selectors to select dates and times.
    • Due date is the date the assignment is due before student work gets flagged as late.
    • Start date is when the assignment will become available for student submissions.
    • End date is when the assignment will become unavailable for student submissions.
  17. Add any release conditions or special access as necessary.
  18. When you are done, save your work:
    • Click Save and Close to save the folder and exit the creation screen.
    • Click Save and New to save the folder and create a new one.
    • Click Save to save the folder and continue working in it (such as to add date restrictions on the Restrictions tab).