“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. 
09-01-04. Create group assignment
09-01-01.  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.
        ・Setting the ‘Out of period submission date and time’ is mandatory even if out-of-period submissions are not permitted.
        If you do not allow out-of-period submissions, you must set the same date and time as the ‘End date and time’ as the ‘Out-of-period submission date and time’.
        ・The concept of the end date and time differs slightly from that of Course N@vi.

        5. “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.


        In the “Submission Settings,” if “Require students to click the submit button” is set to “Yes,” there will be a two-step process on the student side: “Draft” and “Submit. In order for the student to replace the file after submission, the faculty member must change the status back to “Draft”. (The default setting is “No.”)
        Please note that you will not be able to see the “Feedback Comments File” for each student if you have set “Restricted Access”.
      1. 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. S
        et “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.

        To reflect this in the gradebook, you need to execute ‘Disclose grades to the student him/herself’. Note, however, that once you have done this, the TAs will also be able to see the student’s information and update the grading results. Note that if you use the ‘Grading Workflow System’, TAs can only select the grading status as ‘Not Graded’, ‘Grading in Progress’ or ‘Grading Complete’, so even if they change the grade after executing ‘Release Grades to Students’, they can still see the status as ‘Not Complete’ unless the teacher has marked it as ‘Released’.


        Even if the grading workflow has been “released”, if “Anonymous transmission” is set to YES and “Disclose grades to students” has not been executed, the grades will not be reflected in the grade sheet. If you do not want to disclose the grades to the students, you can import the grading results into the grading sheet to reflect them in the grades.
        (1) TAs grade the work.
        (2) Teachers download the ‘Grading Worksheet’ on the ‘Assignment’ content.
        (3) Teachers download the ‘Grading Report’ on the ‘Grading’ screen.
        (4) The grades in (2) are linked to the student number in (3) and updated using the VLOOKUP function, and the ‘Grade Report’ is imported.

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

        ・The assignment submission deadlines are displayed as shown above.
        ・The number of students who have submitted the assignment can be displayed for courses with less than 200 students.11.When you open an assignment, it will be displayed as follows.

  1. 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.

    1. 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 2023-12-21

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