Setting up Assignments in eBridge
This guidance is an overview of the process of creating assignments in eBridge as part of the eAssessment process.
It is highly recommended that all assessments are created for a module at the start of the teaching period so that students are aware from the start what assessment is required and when it is due. It is acknowledged that the precise detail of the assessment e.g. the specific question, topic or assignment title, may be better posted nearer the assessment deadline.
The Assignments tool
- Login to eBridge
- Select the module site you are creating assignments for
- Select the Assignments Tool
Figure 1. Assignments tool
- You will see the assignments tool page with a menu bar at the top of the screen.
Figure 2. Assignments page overview
The page in the above example has assignments already in it to give you an idea of how it would normally look.
The menu bar at the top has 7 buttons: Add, Add Sandbox, Assignment List, Gradelist, Student View, Reorder, Permissions.
Each of these buttons are explained below:
The 'Add' button is used to create a Summative assignment (one that will count towards the students' final mark). When you click this button, all of the recommended settings are pre-ticked for you to make it quicker and more efficient to create the assignment.
For detailed instructions on the settings for a summative assignment see the following document
'Add Sandbox' is the eBridge name for creating Draft Assignments. Draft assignments are a form of formative assessment that allows the student to get feedback on their work without the grade being recorded towards their final mark. For more information on formative submission please see the academic regulations relating to assessment. When you click this button, all of the recommended settings are pre-ticked for you to make it quicker and more efficient to create the assignment.
For detailed instructions on the settings for a formative or 'sandbox' assignment see the following document
This button displays the list of currently created assignments. As an instructor on the course, you will be able to see both open and closed assignments. From here you can edit, grade or duplicate individual assignments.
To remove assignments, tick the box at the end of the row and click 'update' at the bottom of the screen.
Gradelists only appear once a grde has been given to at least one student on an asisgnment. They allow you to see all the grades awarded across the module. This information can be organised by student, assignment title etc. by simply clicking on the appropriate column heading. you can also export the gradelist into an excel spreadsheet for input in to AIS or other systems.
Clicking Student view gives you the chance to see how the assignments appear to the students. It allows you to 'submit as a student' to test the process of submission and check that all your settings for any assignment are as you expected.
This allows you to shuffle your assignments around so that they display in a more logical order. For example you might have all of your draft assignments at the top and the summative assignments at the bottom.
This tool allows you to change who has access to what with regards to assignments. It is a powerful tool that could have serious implications if the settings are altered without knowing what you are doing. It is highly recommended that you do not alter these settings.