Creating Assignments

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PATH: Campus Instruction > Grade Book

PATH: Campus Instruction > Planner > Curriculum

PATH: Campus Instruction > Assignment Overview

PATH: Campus Instruction > Progress Monitor


Create assignments in many different places in Campus Instruction

The assignment editor is the same in all three locations.

Add Button

The button displays in many areas of Campus Instruction, including the Grade Book, the Progress Monitor, or the Section header of the Planner:

Curriculum List

Create assignments by clicking in the Curriculum List, which is accessible in the Grade Book Settings or Planner.

From an Existing Assignment

From any existing assignment, click at the bottom of the editor. 


Planner > Section Name > New Assignment

Click the name of a section, then New Assignment.



Existing assignments can be added from the Curriculum Library.

Assignment Drafts

Marking an assignment as a draft allows you to continue to modify it while limiting its availability to others.

Mark an Assignment as a Draft

Draft assignments:

Draft assignments cannot be scored. Existing assignments can be put into draft status as long as they have not been scored.

View your drafts in the Curriculum List. Filter the list to hide draft assignments, to show them interspersed with your other assignments, or to show only draft assignments.

Filter the Curriculum List to show drafts.

Individualized Assignments

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Individualizing assignments allows teachers to specify which students receive an assignment and each student's Assigned and Due Dates.

Click at the bottom of the assignment editor.

Individualize an assignment to specify which students received it and when it is Assigned and Due for each.

Mark the Assigned checkbox for each student who should receive the assignment. Customize Assigned and Due Dates as desired for each student. The Custom Dates checkbox is marked by default if dates are changed.

Considerations

Creating an Assignment

Note that you must create Categories before you can create assignments.

The assignment editor in all three locations is the same. A Name, Abbreviation, and Scheduling/Grading Alignment are required fields unless the assignment is marked as a draft.

An assignment includes the following sections:

Basic Information

  1. Based on your location - as described above - click Add or New to open a new assignment.
  2. Enter a Name for the assignment.
  3. Enter an Abbreviation for the assignment. The abbreviation is how the assignment is identified in the Grade Book.
  4. Indicate if the assignment is a Draft to limit required fields and hide the assignment from the curriculum library.

Scheduling/Grading Alignment

  1. Indicate which section(s) should include this assignment in the Section portion. The section context in which you are creating the assignment determines the default selection.
  2. Click Add/Remove to add any other sections you teach. In the Section Selector, filter the listed sections by Term, Course, Period, and Section Group. Districts have the option of restricting other courses using the Course-only Curriculum checkbox on the Course or Course Master tabs.
  3. For the Section(s) selected, determine the following:
    • If the assignment should not appear in the Portal and Campus Student for students and parents to see, unmark the Portal checkbox. Leave it marked to display the assignment in the Portal and Campus Student
    • The Assigned Date auto-populates the current date. Change if desired to reflect when students receive the assignment.
    • The Due Date also auto-populates the current date. Change if desired to reflect when students need to turn in the assignment.
    • The GB Sequence auto-populates to 1.00. This field determines the order in which assignments appear in the Grade Book based on sorting preferences. Change if desired. Allows for 7 digits: XXXXX.XX.
  4. Select a Category for the assignment. Categories are like folders that assignments are sorted into, such as Homework and Tests.
  5. Leave the Include in Grade Calculation checkbox marked to include the assignment in the Grade Book and grade calculations. Use this option to manage unscored classroom activities that are part of your curriculum. If you plan to score the assignment, leave the checkbox marked.
  6. Standards and Grading Tasks are items to which grades are posted. The Standard/Grading Task context in which you are creating the assignment displays by default. Add additional alignments by clicking the Add button. Only Standards/Tasks that are common among all the sections selected can be aligned.
    • For each alignment, select a Scoring Type. The options are as follows:
      • Points: Score assignment based on a set number of points. Record the Total Points possible and the Multiplier, which determines how the assignment affects students' grades. For example, a 50 point assignment with a Multiplier of 2 counts as a 100 point assignment.
      • Marks: Score assignment using a set of Assignment Marks you created. Enter Total Points and a Multiplier. The total points determines the point value of the % assigned to each mark.
      • Rubrics (Standards only): Score assignment based on the Rubric assigned to the standard.

For Students

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The For Students section includes instructions, files, and other items intended to be viewed by students in the Portal and Campus Student.

  1. If desired, select and insert a Template to provide a structure for Student Instructions. Templates are created in the Curriculum Templates tool.
  2. Enter Student Instructions for students to view in the Portal and Campus Student.
  3. The Add Content section includes options for attaching files or assessments for students and enabling student submissions. Not all options are available in all districts. Options may include the following. See the linked articles for more information:
    • Upload - uploads a file to the Campus Digital Repository.
    • Google Drive File - uploads a file from Google Drive.
    • Naiku - attaches assessments created through Naiku for students to take through Campus Student.
    • Online Assessment - attaches an existing Online Assessment.
    • Student Submission - enables student submissions from the Portal and Campus Student. These submissions could include the following. The Student Assignment Submission and Student Online Assessment articles describe these options from a student perspective. Teachers can access student submissions through the Grade Book by expanding the assignment and clicking the date/timestamp link. See the Scoring Submissions for information about accessing submissions.
      • Editor - provides a text editor where students can type responses. This option could be used to respond to questions posed in the Student Instructions area.
      • File Attachment - allows students to upload files in response to an assignment
      • Google Drive Submissions - allows students to upload files from their own Google Drive.
    • Discussion - creates a scored discussion aligned to this assignment. See the Discussions article for more information.

    Once files or assessments are attached, a link displays in the Descriptions/Options column to access any additional information.
  4. Leave the Consent checkbox marked to indicate that you are aware of the Acceptable Use Policies of your district and Campus.

For Teachers

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The For Teachers section stores information about the assignment that is not accessible by students.

  1. If desired, select and insert a Template to provide a structure for teacher notes. Templates are created in the Curriculum Templates tool.
  2. Enter Teacher Notes to provide more information about the assignment that is for teachers only. These notes don't appear anywhere but here in the assignment.
  3. Use the Add Content section to attach files that can only be accessed by the teacher, such as an answer key or scoring rubric. Options for files may include Upload or Google Drive File, depending on district settings. Leave the Consent checkbox marked to indicate that you are aware of the Acceptable Use Policies of your district and Campus for using these files.
  4. Select an existing Unit/Lesson Plan if desired to organize this assignment within your curriculum.
  5. Enter any relevant Curriculum Tags for the assignment. This information is useful when searching for an assignment in the Library. Options include:
    • Standards: Which standards this assignment is designed to address. This list includes all standards aligned to the Course. Selecting a standard here has no link to grading.
    • Grade Levels: Which grade levels the assignment is designed for. Options are Pre-K, each grade between K and 12, and 12+. 
    • Depth of Knowledge: The complexity of thinking required by the assignment. Options are Recall and Reproduction, Skills and Concepts, Strategic Thinking, and Extended Thinking.
    • Tags: Keywords that describe the assignment. Tags can be multiple words. When you add a tag to an assignment, it becomes available to other users in your district. Search for a tag to use one created by you or another user in your district.

Click Save to create the assignment.

 

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