Graded assignments such as exams, essays, reports, projects, problem sets, or even presentations can all be managed online. Prepare well-structured assignments and provide clear descriptions so that your students can successfully complete the course activities. In online courses, it is even more important that assignments be clearly described because students will not have the opportunity to ask for clarification face-to-face.
Your LMS allows you to create assignments, quizzes, and exams. Students can upload their work to the LMS, and it can be graded within the LMS. For student work that is typically written or drawn by hand, a student can photograph it and upload the images.
- Follow these instructions to create an Assignment activity in Moodle: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleAssignment
- Follow these instructions to create an Assignment Activity in Compass/Blackboard: https://answers.uillinois.edu/illinois/page.php?id=49818
LinkedIn Learning Demo Videos
LinkedIn Learning provides a set of step-by-step videos on how to use the Assignment and Quiz tools in Moodle and Compass/Blackboard. To access these videos you need to input your Illinois.edu e-mail address when prompted to sign in and again when prompted select the "sign in with single sign-on” option and then select the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus and input your NetID and NetID password when prompted.
Discussions boards or Forums
- Follow these instructions to create a Forum activity in Moodle: https://answers.uillinois.edu/illinois.las/77217
- Follow these instructions to create a Forum activity in Compass: https://answers.uillinois.edu/illinois/page.php?id=49820
Discussions on Zoom, including breakout rooms and polling
Please see the How to Use Zoom to Teach guide that discusses breakout rooms and polling functions in detail.