How do I create assignments?
There are three ways to create assignments from the content within your LaunchPad course:
- Assign an entire LaunchPad unit as is.
- Assign certain content items within a LaunchPad unit.
- Create your own content items and assign them within a LaunchPad unit (e.g., a quiz).
Assigning an Entire LaunchPad Unit
To assign an entire LaunchPad unit as is, click "Assign” to the right of the unit title.
Select a due date for all of the items within the unit and click “Assign.”
Confirm that you would like to assign all of the content items in the unit to be due on the date selected by clicking “OK.”
Assignments in the unit will be due on the specified date and worth a default point value.
A TEMPORARY ISSUE TO NOTE: In some situations, students will complete their work and it will submit properly, but it doesn't show as completed on the home page. (The “To Do” button still appears, even though the student has completed the assignment.) The gradebook, however, will show the accurate information. There is no loss of data. We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it.
Assigning Certain Content Items Within a LaunchPad Unit
To assign a particular item within a LaunchPad unit, open the unit and hover over the resource you would like to assign. Then click the “Assign” button at the right.
Select a due date, enter a point value, and select or create a gradebook category for the resource. Click Assign when you're done.
The resource is now assigned within the unit.
Creating Your Own Content Items and Assigning Them Within a LaunchPad Unit
To create your own content item and then assign it within a LaunchPad unit, open the unit you want to create an item within and click “Add to this Unit.”
Click “Create new.”
Select the type of item you want to create.
Provide basic information for the item and click “Save.”
Click the “Assignment” tab at the top left of the screen.
Select a due date, point value, Gradebook Category and other assignment settings. Then assign the item.
NOTE: If you check "Hide grade from student until due date has passed," your students will not have access to their grades until the due date passes. This can sometimes confuse students who expect to see their grades immediately after submitting their answers. WE RECOMMEND that if you choose this setting you ALERT your students so they know what to expect.
Click the “Settings” tab at the top left of the screen.
Adjust the settings for the assignment and click “Save.”
Click the “Questions” tab at the top left of the screen.
To add questions to your item, select the chapter you wish to pull questions from.
Select the bank of questions you wish to pull from.
To add questions to your assignment, check the box at the left of each question and then click the “Add” button.
The questions are now part of your assignment.
When finished adding content to your assignment, click the “Done Editing” button at the top left.
You can see the assignment policies and content.
Click the “Home” button to get back to the home page.
You can see that your new assignment now exists within the LaunchPad unit.