Submission types settings
|Feedback types||All Feedback types are enabled by default: Feedback comments (see below), Annotate PDF,
Feedback files (rubric, marking guide) and Offline grading worksheet.
You can leave all options ticked (you don’t have to use all of them).
||If enabled, this setting allows the submission text (see Submission types > Online text above) to be copied into the Feedback comments field during grading, making it easier to comment inline (using a different colour).|
||You can upload a Feedback template to be used as the basis for feedback files generated for each student.|
|Require students to click the submit button||
If Yes (default setting), students must click the Submit button to finalise their assignment. An assignment will remain in draft (allowing the student to make changes to text or upload new files) until they click the Submit button. Once submitted, they will be unable to modify their assignment without topic coordinator intervention (eg revert an assignment to draft; allow students to resubmit).If No, students can make changes to their submission at any time.
|Require that students accept the submission statement
||The default setting is Yes. The submission statement is a declaration that the work the student is submitting is their own unless otherwise acknowledged.|
This setting determines how student submission attempts are reopened:
|Maximum attempts||You can set the maximum number of submission attempts for the assignment if Manually or Automatically until pass has been selected for Attempts reopened.|
|Notify graders about submissions||
If set to Yes, all members of the teaching team will receive an email notification when an assignment is submitted or updated. The next setting will not be available if this is set to Yes.
If the class is small, or you plan to return assignments as quickly as possible, it may be a good idea to choose Yes. However, for large classes this can result in a high volume of notification emails.
|Notify graders about late submissions
This option is available if Notify graders about submissions is set to No. If set to Yes, an email notification will only be provided for assignments submitted after the due date.
You may choose to enable this setting to avoid having to constantly check FLO for late submissions.
|Default setting for "Notify students"
This field controls when to notify students of changes to their grade or feedback and sets the default value for the Notify students checkbox on the online grading form. The default is No.
The Notify students checkbox is available when grading individual submissions. Choose Yes to notify the student immediately or No to grade without notifying the student. Students will not receive grade notifications if you have hidden the grades.
Turnitin plagiarism plugin settings
Turnitin is integrated with the Assignment activity. It produces Originality reports that provide a summary of matching or similar text found between submitted work and other materials, such as online sources (eg webpages, journal articles and other electronic information).Most of the Turnitin plagiarism plugin settings cannot be changed, however, you have the option of excluding the following elements of a paper from an Originality report:
|Exclude Bibliography||The default setting is No. If Yes, text appearing in the bibliography, works cited, and references sections are excluded.|
|Exclude Quoted Material||The default setting is No. If Yes, text appearing in the quotes of student papers can be excluded.|
|Exclude Small Matches||The default setting is No. If Yes, matches that are not of sufficient length can be excluded (the options available are Words or Percent – either the number of words or percentage of text to be excluded can be entered into the box that will appear underneath this field).|
Note: For Turnitin to generate an Originality report, the student’s submitted file must:
- be less than 40MB
- include a minimum of 20 words
- be less than 400 pages.
Select the type of grading you want to use. The options are:
If Scale or Point for the Grade setting is chosen, the following options are available:
|Grade category||Controls the category in which the assignment’s grades are placed in the gradebook.|
|Grade to pass||This setting determines the minimum grade required to pass. The value is used in activity and topic completion, and in the gradebook, where pass grades are highlighted in green and fail grades in red.|
|Blind marking||Hides the identity of students from markers. Blind marking settings will be locked once a submission or grade has been made in the assignment. Note: students will need to be instructed to exclude personal information (eg name, ID number) in their submission. Further information: Create a blind-marked assignment|
|Hide grader identity from students||
Hides the identity of markers from students. If enabled, the identity of markers is not shown to students when they view their feedback through the assignment link.Note: This setting does not affect the Comments link (Submission comments column) on the grading page. If you add a comment, your identity is not hidden.
|Use marking workflow||If you choose Yes, the Use marking allocation setting will appear where you can choose to allocate markers to each student. Note: Allocating markers is done on the grading screen. Marking cannot commence until markers have been allocated.|
Hide assignment grades until ready for release
After creating an assignment, we strongly recommend you hide the grades. This will prevent students from seeing their grades until you are ready to release them (both in the assignment activity and in gradebook). As soon as you have created an assignment (and clicked Save and display), you will see the Grading summary screen.
You can hide the assignment grades at this point, by clicking on the eye in the Grade visibility row. Once hidden, the Grade visibility row will change.