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Create Group Assignments

Group Assignment does not display
When a user enters a group assignment and navigates away without Submitting or Canceling, the next time a group member enters the assignment, they see a blank Review Submission History page and a "Continue" button. They must click on the "Continue" button to continue to the Submission page.

WORKAROUND: Create ITEM to describe assignment, then set assignment availability date range so students can't accidentally access the assignment early.

Group Assignments allow instructors to create coursework and manage the grades and feedback for groups of students.

If you setup the assignment to allow just a single attempt, only one student from each group will be allowed to upload the submission for the group. And you will assign a single grade which will populate to all the students in the group. However, you can override the grade for each student individually, if needed.

If you setup the assignment to allow multiple or unlimited attempts, more than one student in a group can submit documents to the assignment. All submissions are viewable by each group member (Identified as Attempt 1, Attempt 2, . . .). And you, as the instructor, will be able to look at all of the submissions before assigning a grade which will populate to all the students in the group. However, you can override the grade for each student individually, if needed.

Create Groups

You must first Create your Groups of students before you can build an assignment for them.

WARNING: Once a student turns in a submission for a group assignment, the assignment settings become locked and there is no way to add additional groups to the group assignment. You may create an additional group assignment and add the missing groups to it.

Create a Group Assignment

  • Go to the Content Area to add your Assignment (see left menu--Content Areas are essentially the left side menu items for your course.) If you do not yet have a content area created for Assignments, Create a New Content Area and label it Assignments before continuing with the instructions below.
  • On the Action Bar, point to Assessments.
  • Select Assignment.
  • On the Create Assignment page type in a Name for the Assignment. (e.g., Assignment 1)
  • In the BbLearn Text Editor, type in instructions for the Assignment OR copy and paste content using Control + V (or Mac - Command + V) created elsewhere. Learn more about using the BbLearn Text Editor.
  • Enter the Points Possible for the Assignment.
  • Optional: Browse Your Computer to attach a file to the Assignment. Read help for converting to PDF files to ensure compatiblity with Chrome's PDF viewer.
  • Optional: Associate a Rubric with this Assignment. Learn more about Rubrics.
  • Click the Make the Assignment Available option.
  • Optional: Change the Number of Attempts allowed from the default single attempt to mulitple or unlimited attempts.
  • Optional: Enter the Due Date for the Assignment. The due date is visible to the student within the assignment instructions, in the My Grades area, and in the student's Calendar.
  • Select Groups of Students under Recipients.
  • Click on the Groups who will complete the assignment, press the right pointing arrow to select them.
  • Click on the Submit button to save your Assignment.
  • BbLearn displays a success message at the top of the page and the Assignment you created now appears in the Content Area.

If you setup the assignment to allow just a single attempt, your students will need to coordinate to decide who will provide the single submission for the group. You, as the instructor, can provide a single grade and feedback which will populate to all the students in the group. However, you can also override the grade for each student individually, if needed. 


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