Inside the Assignments tab, click Add to open a dropdown menu, then click Assignment to open the Create Assignment window.

Create Assignment Window

Title and Category

Enter a name for your assignment in the Title text input (the red star indicates that this is a required field; you can't create an assignment without this).

Then, select a Category for your assignment. If you haven't created any custom Categories, this will default to "Homework," "Quiz," "Project," or "Exam."

Points and Grade Display Type

Enter how many Points you would like your assignment to be worth in the next field (note that this is another required entry).

Next, select a Grade Display Type. This determines what method you will use when grading the assignment. Select from the following options:

  • Points: You will enter exactly how many points a student scored (for example, entering a 5 when grading will give a student 5 points).
  • (In)complete: You will click a checkbox when grading for whether a student completed the assignment or not. If complete, the student will receive all points. Otherwise, they will receive none.
  • Percentage: You will enter the student's score as a percent value and Notebowl will automatically compute how many points the student should receive (for example, if you grade 84% on an assignment worth 50 points, the student will receive 42 points).
  • Letter Grade: You will enter a letter grade for the assignment and Notebowl will automatically compute how many points the student should receive. You must set up letter grades in the Grade Scale section of the Grades tab.

Description

The description is where students look for instructions, tips, or links to relevant assignment materials. This can be left blank if the assignment needs no instructions or if you will be attaching instructions, images, videos, or other files for the students. To do this, click the Attach Files button below the text box. 

You can also embed any YouTube videos directly into the assignment description. When you paste a YouTube link in the Description text box, Notebowl will automatically detect it and generate a preview.

Available Date and Due Date

The Available Date field is where you will enter the date and time that your students will have access to the assignment. This allows you to create your assignments privately, and then release to students on a specific date. Please note that this defaults to the current date and time.

The Due Date field is where you will enter the date and time that your assignment will be due for your students. After this time, the students will either be locked out of the assignment or they will have their submission marked as late, depending on whether late submissions are allowed (see below).

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