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To create a new assignment, first select "New Assignment" at the bottom of your course page.




Assignment name

Every assignment must have a name, but it is not required to be unique, so be careful to keep track of which names you've used.

Type of Assignment

The drop down box is populated with the types of assignments included in your grading scheme.




Institution: The institution where the course you would like to copy from is hosted.

Semester: The semester the original course was created in.

Course: The name of the course where the assignment is hosted.

Assignment: The name of the assignment you would like to copy.


Start date: The beginning of student access to the assignment.

End date: The end of student access to the assignment.

Solutions available:The date the solutions to the assignment will be available for students to download. Solutions will not be viewable if this field is left blank.


Points / Question: determines the default setting for points per question on the assignment.

    • This can be edited for individual questions later.

Override Default Participation Credit: cancels participation credit if it is set in the grading scheme for that assignment type.


The options for the assignment vary depending on the type. For more information about the options available for a specific type, please visit the appropriate page listed here: Assignment Types.