Instructors have the ability to create Manually Graded Assignments. 

A manually graded assignment will automatically create a column for the assignment in the Gradebook. Once the assignment is graded, the grade will auto-populate the gradebook.

Create a Manually Graded Assignment

1.   From within the course, navigate to the location in which you want to add the assignment.

2.   Below the Assignments and Resources banner, click Add an assignment or resource.

  • Select Manually Graded Assignment.


3.   Enter an Assignment NameThe name will become the column header in the gradebook.

  • Description (optional)
    • Enter a Description of the assignment or Instruction in the Description field (shown in yellow below).
    • Want the description visible to students? Check the Display description on course page box.
  •  Upload Additional files (optional)
    • Drag/Drop files into the dotted field.
    • Students can download any included files.

4.   Availability:  Toggle needed fields to On and set dates.

  • Allow submissions from = Opening date/time; first time students can access the assignment
  • Due date = On-time submission
  • Cut-off date = Last date/time on which submissions will be accepted


5.   Submission Types

  • Select how you want students' work to be submitted. Choose Online text (typed in), an uploaded File, or both.

  • Optional:  It is recommended to keep the rest of the options set at the defaults shown above.
  • Optional:  Choose specific file types to be accepted if desired (ex: Excel files).

6.   Feedback Types:  This setting allows instuctors to provide feedback on students' submissions.

  • Most common/recommended settings are shown below.
  • Comment inline, if set to Yes, will allow you to annotate directly on a student's submitted work.

7.   Submission Settings

  • Most common/recommended settings are shown below. To see details about each option, click the associated "?" button.


8.   Grade Settings

  • Set overall point value for the assignment under Grade / Maximum grade.
  • If utilizing Grade Categories in your gradebook, select the appropriate Grade category.
  • Recommended to keep all other settings at the Defaults shown below.
  • Save and return to course.


ly Graded Assignments allow students to submit work to their instructor for grading.

  • The work may be typed online or uploaded as files of any type the instructor's device can read.
  • Grading may be by simple percentages or custom scales. Complex rubrics may also be used.
  • Submissions may be made as individuals or in groups.