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.


To Create an Assignment

  1. In Assignments, click the New Assignment button.
  2. Enter a name for the assignment.
    Create/edit assignment interface main panel
  3. Determine if the assignment is graded and add a due date.
    • Enter the total points the assignment is worth in the Score Out Of field.
      Score out of input with 25 points entered
    • Select a grade item to associate the assignment to:
      Grade dropdown options
      Note: The default setting will automatically create a new grade item with the same name and point value that you set for the assignment.
      1. Choose from Grades – you can link an existing grade item
      2. Remove from Grades* – maintains point value in assignment and removes the grade item association.
      3. Reset to Ungraded* – removes the point value and removes the grade item association.

        * The grade item remains in the gradebook and will need to be manually deleted from the Grades tool if desired.
    • Enter a Due Date
      • Due date is the date the assignment is due before student work gets flagged as late.
      • Click in the Date to select as desired.
        Due Date picker window
      • The due date time field defaults to 11:59PM but you can select a preferred time as desired.
        Time picker window
  4. Add any instructions using the HTML editor.
  5. Add any attachment files, audio, or video notes.
  6. When you are done, adjust student visibility and save your work:
    1. Click Save and Close to save the folder and exit the creation screen.

    2. Click Save to save the folder and continue working in it.

    3. Click Cancel to discard any changes made to the folder.

    4. Toggle the Visibility on/off to adjust visibility to students.
      Save assignment and visibility option menu


To set availability dates and conditions on the assignment

  1. Click Availability Dates & Conditions to expand the list of options.
    Availability Dates & Conditions panel
  2. Enter a Start Date and/or End Date.
    • Start date is when the assignment will become available for student submissions.
      • The start date time default is 12:01AM but you can select a preferred time as desired<
    • End date is when the assignment will become unavailable for student submissions.
      • The end date time default is 11:59PM but you can select a preferred time as desired
  3. Add Release Conditions as necessary.
  4. Add Special Access as necessary.
    Availability Dates & Conditions panel expanded with available settings
  5. Remember to Save the assignment after making changes.

To set submission and completion settings on the assignment

  1. Click Submission & Completion to expand the list of options.
    Submission & Completion panel
  2. Select the Assignment Type:
    • Select Individual submission folder for independent assignments (Default)
    • Select Group Submission folder and assign a Group Category for group projects
      • This option is not available unless there is at least one group setup in the Group tool.
  3. Use the Submission Type selector to choose what type of submission is required:
    • Choose “file submission” if students need to submit any files (Default)
    • Choose “text submission” if students need to enter a response or link
    • Choose “on paper submission” if students will hand in a hard copy assignment – NOTE: this will not let students submit any files
    • Choose “observed in person” if students will demonstrate in person – NOTE: this will not let students submit any files
  4. Select the number of files allowed per submission
    • Unlimited (Default) or One File
  5. Select witch submissions are kept
    • All submissions are kept (Default)
    • Only one submission allowed
    • Only the most recent submission is kept
  6. Add a notification email
    • This feature will send an email to the address indicated for every assignment submission.  Not recommended for large class enrollment courses.
      Submission & Completion panel expanded with available settings
  7. Remember to Save the assignment after making changes.

To set evaluation and feedback settings on the assignment

  1. Click Evaluation & Feedback to expand the list of options.
    Evaluation & Feedback panel
  2. Use the Rubrics options to: 
    • Add a rubric or create one
    • Select a default scoring rubric
  3. Use the Learning Objectivesoptions to:
    • Manage Learning Objectives for the assignment
  4. Annotation Tool
    • Toggle the annotation tool On/Off for the assignment
    • Default is checked (on)
  5. Turnitin Integration
    • Enable Turnitin for the assignment
    • Modify Turnitin settings
      Evaluation & Feedback panel expanded with available settings
  6. Remember to Save the assignment after making changes.