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Making a group assignment

From: Moodle 2.4 Essential Training

Video: Making a group assignment

We've seen how we can set up assignments for our students to send us files of different types or write text responses straight into Moodle. So far though, we've only created them for each individual student. In this video, we're going to send up a group assignment where our students can work together on a task and we can grade them either as a group or separately according to there contribution. To set this up for our class, we need to have the editing turned on, which we've done either by clicking the button top-right or the link in the settings block.

Making a group assignment

We've seen how we can set up assignments for our students to send us files of different types or write text responses straight into Moodle. So far though, we've only created them for each individual student. In this video, we're going to send up a group assignment where our students can work together on a task and we can grade them either as a group or separately according to there contribution. To set this up for our class, we need to have the editing turned on, which we've done either by clicking the button top-right or the link in the settings block.

And then we scroll down to where we want to add our group assignment. I'm going to use the section Assessment and Evaluation. And we click the link add an activity or resource to bring up the activity chooser. We're going to click the radio button next to Assignment. You might also have one that says assignment 2.2. If you do, don't worry, this just means that your Moodle's been upgraded from an earlier version and you can safely ignore that and use the link, Assignment. Clicking once brings up some information about it.

So, you can read ideas how to use it in your teaching and then click the Add button at the bottom. Or if you've already read the information and know about assignments, you click the radio button twice to get straight in. The name is important because that is what the students will see to know what they need to do. And then, in the description, we need to give them their precise instructions which I have already written and I'm going to paste now. We can choose to display this description on the course page by checking the box or not.

And then there are quite a few settings which we don't need to look at all of them, but a few will be useful to us. We can set a deadline, a due date, beyond which it will be marked as late and a cut-off date after which they won't be able to send in the work, but the settings that we're interested in here are require students click submit button. I'm going to make that say yes. Because then, every student in the group needs to submit or to demonstrate that they have finished with their part of the work.

Then we're going to hit the student submit in groups button and change that to yes because we want this as a group assignment. And following that, we're going to select require all group member submit yes. So, in other words, every member of the group must do some contribution and must press the button to say that they're submitting work. Once we've done that we can decide exactly what type of work we want them to submit. So, we won't have online text were they type directly into Moodle, but we will have a file submission of one file which each member will be able to download, edit and re-upload.

Other settings we'll leave as default and if we scroll down now and click Save and Display which takes us straight to the assignment, we can actually take a look at how it would look to us in the grade book for when we are going to grade it. And to do that, we click the link, View Grade All Submissions. If you see there is one group which has been given this assignment, no one has submitted it yet, but we can still get into the grade book to have a look. And it is our Class A with our student George and a couple of other classmates.

And if I click on one of them where it says Grade, if we scroll down, when we give them a grade, and we give them some feedback comments, we have the option as to whether to apply the grades and feedback to the entire group. Or, if I select no, then the grade and the feedback that I give here will just be for that particular student. So in this video, we've made an assignment which a group of students could send to us together. If we didn't specify the group, then Moodle would make a default group.

Group members can edit the text assignment or they can download or re-upload an edited version of a file assignment. And as the teacher, we can decide whether to award the same or different grades to each member of the group.

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  1. 3m 29s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      23s
    3. Surveying our project for this course
      1m 53s
  2. 24m 45s
    1. Obtaining Moodle
      3m 12s
    2. Logging in and moving around
      3m 28s
    3. Editing your profile
      2m 57s
    4. Using the text editor
      1m 58s
    5. Choosing your course layout
      3m 49s
    6. Setting up your course
      2m 24s
    7. Adding a banner
      3m 19s
    8. Adding a welcome message
      3m 38s
  3. 5m 58s
    1. Announcing course events
      1m 50s
    2. Using the calendar
      2m 19s
    3. Adding events blocks
      1m 49s
  4. 21m 8s
    1. Uploading your course information
      3m 56s
    2. Understanding the edit icons
      2m 35s
    3. Uploading a folder of exam papers
      3m 47s
    4. Giving instructions to your students
      2m 30s
    5. Displaying a YouTube video
      3m 26s
    6. Linking to a useful website
      2m 6s
    7. Embedding widgets into your course
      2m 48s
  5. 14m 40s
    1. Manually enrolling students
      1m 48s
    2. Allowing students to self-enroll
      2m 25s
    3. Putting your students into groups
      2m 54s
    4. Giving access to private files
      3m 38s
    5. Setting up messaging
      2m 21s
    6. Seeing who's online
      1m 34s
  6. 18m 5s
    1. Creating a discussion forum
      3m 53s
    2. Setting up a chat room
      3m 10s
    3. Blogging
      2m 57s
    4. Creating a wiki
      4m 12s
    5. Creating a glossary
      3m 53s
  7. 26m 45s
    1. Setting up a text assignment
      4m 9s
    2. Setting up a file assignment
      3m 50s
    3. Making a group assignment
      4m 3s
    4. Using blind marking
      3m 35s
    5. Student view of an assignment
      2m 14s
    6. Grading an assignment
      1m 57s
    7. Dealing with deadlines
      1m 35s
    8. Downloading assignments
      1m 50s
    9. Uploading feedback files
      3m 32s
  8. 12m 59s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 16s
    2. Organizing your gradebook
      1m 51s
    3. Manually adding grades
      1m 44s
    4. Adding custom scales
      2m 44s
    5. Importing and exporting grades
      4m 24s
  9. 11m 32s
    1. Overview of Moodle's quiz
      1m 38s
    2. Setting up a quiz front page
      3m 39s
    3. Adding questions to a quiz
      4m 6s
    4. Student view of a quiz
      2m 9s
  10. 10m 51s
    1. Feedback, Choice, or Survey?
      3m 2s
    2. Online voting with Choice
      4m 8s
    3. Getting student feedback
      3m 41s
  11. 14m 19s
    1. Enabling activity completion
      3m 42s
    2. Restricting access to activities
      3m 40s
    3. Enabling manual self-completion for a course
      2m 35s
    4. Enabling automatic course completion
      2m 56s
    5. Viewing completion reports
      1m 26s
  12. 11m 59s
    1. Viewing reports and logs
      2m 36s
    2. Importing from other courses
      2m 18s
    3. Backing up your course
      2m 8s
    4. Restoring a course
      3m 22s
    5. Resetting your course at year-end
      1m 35s
  13. 52s
    1. Next steps
      52s

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