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Create an assignment

Assignments in Moodle are activities that provide a place for students to submit work for Graders to grade and give feedback on.

Student submissions are together on one screen of your course. You can require them to submit one or several files and/or to type text essays. It is possible to have them submit work as a group and you can also choose as a teacher to grade their work 'blind' in other words not to see the identities of those who have submitted assignments. Assignments can have deadlines and cut off dates - which you can also extend if necessary.

Creating an assignment

1. Go to your Moodle space and click 'Turn editing on'.

2. Click 'Add an activity or resource' in the section where you want to setup / add the assignment.

Add activity or resource

3. Select 'Assignment' and click 'Add'

Activity chooser

4. Enter an Assignment name

Assignment name

5. Enter a Description (optional). The description will serve as the assignment instruction for your students.


6. Choose an Assignment Submission Type under Submission types

  • Check the 'Online text' box, the 'File submissions' box or both
submission type

7. Define the grade for the Assignment

8. Set any additional assignment options. For other Assignment options, see 'Assignment settings'

  • Click on Help icon help icon next to any of the options to view more information.
9. Scroll down and click 'Save and return to course'
save and close
For more guidance on the assignment activity, see:

The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.4 and was last updated August 2018.


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