How to assign homework
Assigning homework or assessment tasks to students can be done through the Class List page or the Homework page.
Class List page:
Step 1: Create the task
Start by entering a name for the task. You can also enter further description, but this isn't required. Then specify when the task will be due and label it with a task type.
Step 2: Choose who it will be assigned to
Click the 'Select classes' link to choose which class(es) the task will be assigned to. If required, you can then choose to assign the task to only certain students within the class.
You have now entered everything you need to assign a task to your students. If you would like to control who has the final sign off on the task or add further details continue reading. Otherwise, skip to Step 4.
Step 3: Attachments and more options
Click the 'More options' link to show the additional information that can be added. Note that you are not required to fill in these options.
Requires teacher sign-off
With this option selected, the teacher will be responsible for signing off that students have completed the task. Once a student marks the task as being 100% completed in their eDiary, it shows to teachers and parents that the task is 'Pending sign-off'. Once the teacher has signed off that the student has completed the task, it shows to teachers and parents that the task has been completed.
If this option is not selected, the completion status of the task is determined entirely by the student. This means that when the student marks the task as being 100% completed in their eDiary, it also shows to teachers and parents that the task has been completed.
Estimated duration of task
The amount of time students should take to complete the task can be added here.
% of final grade
The weighting of the task can be entered.
Click this button to attach files such as task or criteria sheets to the task. Multiple files can be attached.
Step 4: Assign the task
When you have entered all the information needed, click the 'Assign now' button to create the task and assign it to your chosen class(es). Clicking the arrow beside the button will allow you to save the task as a draft so that you can add further detail or assign it at a later time.
Tasks appear in a student's eDiary as soon as they are assigned. Students receive a notification of this straight away, as well as reminder notifications 2 weeks before the due date and 2 days before the due date.