Creating Assignments in eCourses

Assignments are activities that Instructors or Superadmins ask learners to complete by uploading or linking a video or a file. Once users have added their assignments into the courses in their Docebo platforms, Superadmins or Instructors are able to evaluate the assignments and provide feedback.

How to Create an Assignment Learning Object

 Access the Admin Menu by scrolling your mouse over the gears icon in the left sidebar. Then, in the E-Learning section, select the Courses item. Select a previously created course from the list of courses on the Main Courses page. Make sure you are subscribed to the course as a Superadmin or Instructor.

Press the menu icon in the course’s row, then select Training Material from the dropdown menu.

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Once you’re on the Training Materials page, select the Add Training Material button, then select Assignment from the dropdown menu.

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On the next page, add a title and a description into the corresponding text boxes. You should use the description to outline the guidelines of the assignment to your learners. Below the description box, flag whether users can upload multiple files for their assignment.

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Then, in the Learner Policy section, flag how your learners can proceed with the course. If you flag the first option, learners must wait until the Instructor or the Superadmin evaluates the assignment with a passing score before they can continue onto other training materials. If you flag the second option, learners will have access to the rest of the course or training materials by simply submitting the assignment, without waiting for the evaluation of the assignment.

Now, you can move to Additional Info tab, where you can add a short description of the learning object, and upload or choose a pre-selected thumbnail.

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When you’re finished, press Save Changes.

Now the learners will be able to upload their assignments. Assignment file types that can uploaded in the LMS are: PowerPoint presentations (PPT and PPTX), Zip File or Archive, Generic File, PDF, Image (JPG), Word Documents, Text Documents, Excel Files, CSV, Calc, Generic Video Files, YouTube Videos, Vimeo Videos, Wistia Videos, and Audio Files.

Let’s take a look at how learners can upload assignments into their Docebo platforms.

How Can Learners Upload Assignments into their Platforms?

In order for learners to upload their assignments into their Docebo platforms after you’ve created the learning object in the course, they need to access that specific learning object in the course. They will see the title of the Assignment with the instructions from the Superadmin or Instructor underneath.

In the Documents Upload section, the learner needs to press the Upload button or paste the link of the assignment into the corresponding text box. Please note that the maximum size per file for an assignment is 400MB.

Then, he or she must fill in the name text box with his or her name and add a description in the corresponding text box.

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In the box on the right side of the page, users will be able to see assignments that they’ve previously uploaded into their platforms, if any. When the user is ready, he or she must press Send to finish uploading the assignment.

Please Note: After a user has submitted an assignment, the learning object will be marked as In Progress (yellow button, instead of green) until the Instructor or Superadmin has evaluated the assignment and gave it a passing score.

The learner will then see his or her uploaded assignment and whether it is still waiting for evaluation, or if the Instructor or Superadmin has evaluated it. Once it’s been evaluated, the score will appear on the page, and the learning object will be marked as Complete.

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How can Instructors or Admins Evaluate Assignments?

To evaluate the assignments that have been submitted by your learners, you first need to access the course as the Instructor or Superadmin. Once you’ve accessed the Training Materials page for the course (refer to the instructions at the top of the article if you need a refresher), scroll your mouse over the Manage Course icon in the left sidebar, then select Reports from the slide out menu.

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On the main Reports page for this course, select the Learner Assignments tab near the top of the page. In this tab, you will see a list of assignments that users have submitted for this course. Each row for every assignment will display the username and the full name of the user, the name of the assignment learning object, the date and time of the submission, the status, score, and the option to view or evaluate it.

If you haven’t evaluated the assignment yet, the status column for the assignment will display a grey check mark, the score column will be blank, and you will see the EVALUATE link in the last column. Press this link to evaluate the assignment.

In the pop up box, you can download the assignment by pressing the download icon in the top right corner. Below, you will see the information of the user and any comments written by the user.

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Once you’ve reviewed the assignment, you can provide comments and a score in the corresponding text boxes. If you need to upload files, you can do so by pressing theUpload Files button in the Attachment row. If the user didn’t pass the assignment, you can flag the option to allow users to re-upload the assignment if they failed.

Finally, press the Marked as Passed or Marked as Failed buttons at the bottom of the pop up box to complete the action.

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You will now see the score displayed in the assignment’s row in the Learner Assignment tab, and the grey check mark will be replaced with a green check mark. Additionally, you will now see the magnifying glass icon in the View column, so you can view the assignment and your feedback.

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