TK20: How Do I Build an Assignment or Project Template?

TK20: How Do I Build an Assignment or Project Template?

The Assignment and Project Template Builder is a simple, step-by-step wizard designed to guide you through building an assignment or project template. Once you have built the assignment or project template, you will be able to send the assignment or project (built from the template) to students in a course at a specified start date and time. They will then complete the assignment or project and submit it for assessment by a specified end date and time. Once the student has submitted the assignment, you will then be able to grade the assignment or project in the HigherEd system. You can reuse the assignment or project template for different courses or sections, or for other courses in future semesters.

Browsing Assignment and Project Templates:

Step 1

In the side menu of the Courses tab, click on Assignment and Project Template Builder. This will display the Assignment and Project Templates screen.

Step 2

If you have previously built assignment or project templates, they will appear on this screen. To view an assignment or project template that you have previously built, click on its name in blue.

Step 3

Click Cancel when you are finished browsing the template.

Creating Assignment and Project Templates:

Step 1

Under Assignment and Project Template Builder, in the side menu of the Courses Tab, click Create. This will bring up Step 1 of the Create an Assignment or Project Template Builder.

Using the This template is for: drop-down menu, select whether the template is for an assignment or project. Give a Name to the assignment or project and enter Instructions for your students.

Step 2

When you are finished with Step 1, click Next, and Step 2 will be displayed.

If you wish to attach standards to the template, click the add new button in the upper left-hand corner of the Standards box. Select a Standard Body from the drop-down menu to display standards in that standard body.

Only those standard bodies that are associated with the selected organization will be visible in the drop-down. Check the boxes to the left of the appropriate standards. To select all of the standards within a standard body, click the Select All box at the top of the standard body. You can also select all sub-standards within a standard by checking the box next to the standard. After selecting the desired standards, click the Add button.

Note: If you would like to change the organization, click the Advanced Options link. From Advanced Options, you can change the organization by clicking the edit button. After selecting the new organization, all the associated Standard Bodies will be listed in the drop-down.

Step 3

Click Next to continue to Step 3.

To select a rubric or rubrics, check the boxes to the left of the Assessment Tools Titles. To preview a rubric, click on its Title in blue.

(If you do not have any Assessment Tools, you will need to create one.)

To exit the rubric preview and return to the Assignment and Project Template Builder, you can click the Step Name in blue, which appears in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, or click the Close button.

Step 4

After selecting a rubric, click Next to go Step 4.

Step 4 enables you to review your assignment or project template, and save it for future use. You can preview standards that are attached to the assignment by using the Standards sub-tab. If you are ready to begin using the template, answer Yes to the "Is this template active?" question. You can return to any previous step by clicking the Back button. To save the template, click Save.

Step 5

After you have created an assignment or project template, you will then be able to copy or remove the template as desired.