All student assignments generated in electronic form should be submitted by the student and returned to the student electronically (Flinders University principle).
The Assignment activity in FLO allows teachers to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback, including grades. The work students submit is visible only to the teacher, not to other students, unless a a group assignment is set up (see link below). For students, the assignment activity is generally referred to as the assignment dropbox, as this is where they upload their file/s (either though searching for it or dragging and dropping).
If students submit their assignment through FLO, there is no need for them to attach a cover sheet. FLO records their name, FAN, email address, exact date and time of submission, and by default provides them with an academic integrity statement that they must agree to before submitting their assignment (depending on the purpose of the assignment, you may want to untick this box).
For considerations and questions you might ask when planning/designing for assignments submitted in FLO using the Assignment activity (dropbox):
How do you set up your assignment to reflect the feedback method/s you want to use? When reviewing assignments, teachers can leave feedback comments and upload files such as marked-up student submissions, documents with comments or spoken audio feedback (if marking in PDF format offline).
Once you have set up the assignment, ask your local eLearning support team to check it for you (especially if this is the first time you have set up this activity, or if you are trying a new approach to assignments). It is best to amend mistakes before students submit their assignments.
How did your assignment activity go? Would you set up the activity differently next time round? Do you want to mark differently (eg using an online marking guide)? Talk to colleagues and/or your local eLearning support team to get ideas for improvement.