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Best Practice: Presenting Assignments

You can present assignments to your students in multiple ways. Review the following options and consider which approach meets your needs or create a new method to accomplish your goals.

Option A: Add all assignments to one content area.

How it works:

Create an Assignments content area and create all of your assignments there.

Suggested use:

This option keeps the creation process simple and helps students quickly access all assignments for your course.

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Option B: Add assignments to different content areas, in close proximity to related course content.

How it works:

After setting up various content areas for your course, you can add assignments to them. For example, you can create content areas for each week of your course where students see the week’s overview, reading materials, lecture, and the assignment.

Suggested use:

For a fully online course, this method is an effective way to integrate assignments with course content. On a single page, you can provide everything students need for a unit of study.

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Option C: Add course links to assignments in other content areas, folders, or learning modules.

How it works:

The Assignments content area provides a single location for you to access and update assignments. Adding these assignment as links in other course areas allows you to present assignments alongside course content. Although this option does require an extra step, it accommodates different course-usage styles and creates an integrated, cohesive learning experience.

Suggested use:

This option is most appropriate for instructors teaching robust, fully online courses. Editing assignments is easy, and students still have convenient access to assignments.

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