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  1. To add a Moodle Assignment to your space, Turn editing on, then click on the Add an activity or resource link and select Assignment.
  2. To see all settings click the Expand all link.
  3. Enter an Assignment Name and Description (use for brief instructions - displays at the top of the Assignment page).
  4. Some Assignment settings to flag up (see the Moodle Assignment guidance for full descriptions):
    • Anonymous marking - student names will be anonymised until after marking (you can mark anonymised submissions offline and even multi-upload feedback files while maintaining this anonymity).
    • Marking workflow - see the Caution section. It allows markers to indicate what stage the marking is at, filter by stage, and release grades and feedback.

    • Marking allocation - depends on enabling Marking Workflow; it allows markers to be allocated submissions after the deadline; however, if you know in advance who will be marking which work then it's probably easier to use Groups for this.
    • Require students to click submit button - only use if you have a good reason, since there's a tendency for students to overlook the Submit button and assume that uploading is the same as submitting. When the Due Date passes the submission is locked, so as long as marking begins after the Due Date it is fine to set this to No
    • Students submit in groups - each group submits work in common, and the marks and feedback you give are distributed to all students in that group. 
    • Hide grader identity from students - enable this to hide grader name to student.
  5. Some Turnitin settings to flag up (see the Turnitin instruction manual for Moodle for full descriptions):
    • Originality Report Options > Store Student Papers :

      • Standard Repository: student papers submitted to this assignment are stored in Turnitin and checked against other students' submissions within this assignment, as well as other sources.

      • No repository - (not stored in Turnitin, for drafts/testing): the submission is not stored in Turnitin so student submissions will not be checked against each other, though they will be checked against other sources. Use 'No repository' for testing Turnitin and for drafts, so other (standard repository) submissions won't be matched to it.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and display.

  7. Hide the grades until you're ready to release - see 'Keeping grades hidden until the release date' in the Moodle Assignment guidance.