Add an Assignment Activity to a CLE Course

The assignment activity allows instructors to collect work from students, review it, and provide feedback including grades. The work a student submits is visible only to the teacher and not to other students. Assignments allow for due dates that automatically appear on a CLE Calendar and the grades are automatically entered as items in the CLE Grade book.

Students can submit any digital content (files), including word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, audio, and video clips. Assignments don’t necessarily have to consist of file uploads - teachers can configure settings so that students type directly into a text field in the CLE.

An assignment activity can also be set up to not accept any student submissions and serve as a reminder to students of a ‘real-world’ assignment they need to complete and to record grades in the CLE gradebook for activities that don’t have an online component.

Create an Assignment Assignment Settings Grade an Assignment

To create an assignment:

  1. Log in to the CLE (
  2. Go to the CLE course where you would like to add the Assignment activity.
  3. At the top-right of the CLE, turn Edit mode on.
  4. Inside the course section where the Assignment should be displayed, click the Add an activity or resource link.
  5. Near the top of the window that appears, select the Assignment activity, then scroll to the bottom of the window and click Add.

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  6. On the new assignment’s settings page, configure the assignment options. The page opens with General, Availability, and Submission types settings in view. Select topic headings to make additional settings for submission types, grading,  groups, etc., or select Expand all (top right) to view all possible settings. For more information on these options, see Assignment Options (below), or click the help icon   (the "?" for tips on option settings) next to any option.
  7. Select Save and return to course to return to your main course page, or Save and display to view the assignment page.


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