Assignment - manage individual student assignments

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assignment dropbox iconThis entry relates to the Assignment activity.

Once students have submitted their assignments, you can manage individual or multiple submissions at the same time. You may need to do one or more of the following actions.

See also Upload a feedback file for a single student (eg late submission).


Revert a student assignment submission to draft

Sometimes you may wish to allow a student to change their submission after clicking the Submit button (eg they have submitted the wrong file). If you wish to allow the student to resubmit to an assignment, please see the information on how to allow students to resubmit an assignment. If an assignment has the status of Submitted you can Revert to draft within FLO, allowing the student to make changes.


Individual submissions
  1. Move your mouse over the Edit icon  icon in the edit menu

  2. From the menu that appears select Revert the submission to draft to revert a submitted assignment to draft, allowing the student to make changes
    revert to draft

Note: The menu is contextual and only a locked submission can be reverted.


Multiple submissions

  1. Select the students you wish to lock by clicking in the check boxes in the select menu to highlight their entryselect box  
    Note: clicking in the check box in the title bar will select all students 

  2. To revert all submissions to draft, from the 'With selected....' box below the grading table select Revert the submission to draft status
    revert submission to draft

  3. Click on the Go button to execute the action

Lock a student assignment submission

If you have not required use of the Submit button, or some of your students have not clicked Submit (and the assignments are marked as Draft) you may want to ensure that no changes are made to the assignment during the marking process. To do this you can Lock submissions within FLO, preventing students from making changes.


Individual submissions
  1. Click on the Edit icon icon in the edit menu

  2. From the menu that appears select Lock submission to prevent student that student from changing a draft assignment.

    lock submissions
    Note: The menu is contextual and only a draft can be locked.


Multiple submissions
  1. Select the students you wish to lock by clicking in the check boxes in the select menu to highlight their entry
    select box

    Note: clicking in the check box in the title bar will select all students select all box

  2. To lock all submissions, from the box below the grading table select Lock all submissions

lock submission button

3. When you have selected the function you want, click on the Go button to execute the action.


Deduct marks for lateness

Occasionally you may need to adjust assignment grades to make penalty deductions for late submission.

  1. Click the Assignment

  2. Click View all submissions
    view submission button
  3. Late assignment submissions are identified by red highlighted text beneath their submission status  
    identify late submissions

  4. In the Edit column, click the Edit link and select Update grade to edit the grade for the relevant submission
    update grade

  5. Adjust the grade as necessary by clicking into the Grade field to type a new grade

  6. Type a comment into the Feedback comments field to record and explain the deduction
    grade feedback

  7. Click Save changes (tick 'Notify students' if you want them to receive an email notification)

    save changes

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