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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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