“Assignment” function is a function to assign and receive reports. You can provide feedback and evaluation on the reports submitted by students. You can also check the similarity between websites and submitted reports using Turnitin (Check function for plagiarism).  

How to use the basic “Assignment” function.
1. Create an assignment.
2Provide feedback and evaluation on the submitted report. Other settings such as “Group submission,” “Turnitin (check for plagiarism),” and “Workshop (mutual evaluation)” are also available. 
09-01-02. Create group assignment
09-01-02. About Turnitin
09-02. Workshop
The procedure to create “Assignment” is below. 
  1. Click [Add an activity or resource] of a topic. 

  2. Choose [Assignment] and click [Add]. 

  3. Enter “Assignment name.” You can add files by drag-and-drop on “Additional files.” For example, add files such as answer templates used in the assignment.  

  4. Set “Allow submissions from” and “Due date.” If you set “Cut-off date,” after cut-off date submission of the assignment will not be accepted.
  5. In “Submission types,” set whether to allow submission by text input or by file upload. In “Maximum number of uploading files” and “Maximum submission size,” set the number and size of the files can be uploaded.  

  6. In “Feedback types,” set whether to provide feedback for the submitted assignments and also its type. 
    If [Feedback comments] is enabled, the marker can leave feedback comments for each submission. 
    If [Feedback files] is enabled, the feedback files for each submission can be uploaded.
  7. If Notify graders about submissions” in “Notifications” is enabled, teachers receive a message when a student submits an assignment.  
    If “Notify graders about late submissions” is enabled, teachers receive a message when a student submits an assignment late. 

  8. Check the similarity between a student’s submission and the enormous amount of existing information (check for plagiarism). To use this function, choose “Yes” for “Enable Turnitin”
  9. Set “Grade.” Set [Maximum grade]. 
    In “Grade to pass,” set the minimum grade required to pass. 
    If “Blind marking” to be set to [Yes], the name of the student will not be shown to the grader. The grader performs the assessment with the student’s name hidden. 
    *In order to reflect the final grade, personal information (name) of the student has to be disclosed. 

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  10. Click [Save and return to course]. The assignment is now added to the course.

    ・If you have set a deadline for the submission of your assignment, it will be displayed as shown above.
    ・In the case of courses with less than 200 students, you can display the number of students who have submitted their papers in relation to the total number of students.
  11. If you open the assignment, it will be displayed as below.

    Instructions for downloading the assignment

    The following are the steps to download submitted “assignments”.

    1. View the issue and click “View All Submissions”.
    2. Check the checkboxes to the left of the students for whom you want to download the assignments. If you check the [Select] checkbox, all the students in the list will be checked.
    3. 「Select “Download selected submissions” from “For selected rows,” and then click “Go”.
    4. Unzip the zip file that will be downloaded. Your submissions will be given the following file names.
      • Submission File
        Student ID User name_Participant ID_assignsubmission_file_File name given by the student
      • Online text
        Student ID User name_Participant ID_assignsubmission_onlinetext_onlinetext.html

      ※If you check the “Download submissions in a folder” checkbox, a “Submissions” and “Online text” folder will be created for each student, and the files will be stored inside.

    Note on Proposal Deadlines

    Please note that the concept of assignment due time is different in Waseda Moodle than in Course N@vi.
    For example, if you set the end time of an assignment to “23:59”, there are the following differences

    • Course N@vi
      Submissions will be closed at 23:59:59.
    • Waseda Moodle
      Submissions will be closed at 23:59:00 (about one minute earlier than Course N@vi).

    The recommended setting is “23:59”, but if you want to accept submissions until just before the date is over, please set the end time to “00:00” as shown below.

    In this case, assignment submissions will be accepted until the end of April 12, 2020, and out-of-term submissions will be accepted until the end of April 15, 2020. However, the due date will be displayed on the course screen as “due date: April 13, 2020” and the deadline will be registered in the student’s calendar as April 13, 2020, so please make sure students are aware of this.

Name  Assignment
Setting items 
Assignment Name  Name of the assignment 
Example) 1st Lecture report 
Assignment description  Description of the assignment. If “Display description on course page” is enabled, it will be displayed on the course.
Additional files Add files such as answer templates used in the assignment. 
Setting items 
Submission start date and time Assignment submission start date and time. If the check box is cleared, students can submit the assignment immediately after completion. 
Due date and time Deadline for submission of assignments. If the check box is cleared, the submission deadline is not set, and students can submit the assignment indefinitely.
Cut-off date and time Setting for late submission after “Due date.” If set, students can submit the assignment until the specified date and time, but submissions after “due date” will be accepted as “delayed submission.”
Remind me to grade by
(Date reminders to teachers using the calendar function)
Date to remind completion date of the assignment to teachers.
Always show description Display timing of assignment description can be set. If enabled, the description will be always displayed after this “assignment” is set. If disabled, the description will be displayed only after “start date and time.”
Setting items
■Submission type
Submission type File submissions
If enabled, submission by uploading files is allowed.
Online text
If enabled, submission by text entry is permitted.
Word limit Note that this function allows you to “limit the number of English words,” but not “limit the number of Japanese characters.” If “Online text” submission is enabled for “Submission type,” you can choose whether to count the number of “words.” If ticked the check box and enter a specified number, students can only enter up to the specified “number of words.”
Maximum number of uploaded file If “File submissions” is enabled, set a maximum number of files that can be submitted (up to 20 files).”
Maximum submission size If “File submissions” is enabled, set the size limit of files that can be submitted (up to 50MB).
Accepted file types If “File submissions” is enabled, you can set accepted file types. If the field is blank, all file types are accepted.
■Setting items
Turnitin Plagiarism plug-in setting
Enable Turnitin To use Turnitin function, choose “Yes” (Default is Yes).
Display Originality Reports to Students Allow to display to students the Turnitin Originality Report. (This setting cannot be changed as it is set to “No” (locked) by the system administrator.
Allow submission of any file type? Following file types are allowed:


Store Student Papers Submitted reports are stored to Waseda Repository.
Check against stored student papers Set whether to check against stored student reports. (Fixed at Yes)
Check against internet et whether to check against the Internet. (Fixed at Yes)
Check against journals, periodicals and publications Set whether to check against journals, periodicals and publications. (Fixed at Yes)
Report Generation Speed Any of the following 1) or 2) can be set for each assignment.

1)After the submission period of the assignment (after the due date), 2) When the students submit the assignment.

*Default is 1) After the submission period of the assignment (after the due date).
*In the case of “When the students submit the assignment”, if two students submit the same report, only the latter will be affected in the similarity assessment. (When judging the similarity of the former, the latter report will not be judged because it has not been submitted yet.)

xclude Bibliography Set whether to exclude bibliography. (Fixed at No)
Exclude Quoted Material Set whether to exclude quoted materials. (Fixed at No)
Exclude Small Matches Set whether to exclude small matches. The minimum value to exclude is set as a percentage or the number of words. (Fixed at No)

Last Updated on 2022-02-15

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