Create and Edit an Assignment

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Xello lets you create custom assignments for groups of students. In the assignment, include a description, due date, prerequisites that students must complete before beginning, and upload any related files.

After an assignment is created, it will immediately appear on a student's Xello dashboard. Students complete the assignment by uploading their work in one or more files. Once students submit their work, educators can review it, provide feedback, and mark it as reviewed.

All educators have access to create an assignment. Limited Access users can only give assignments to students who have been assigned to them.

FYIFYI: To learn more about educator access and permissions, check out Educator Permissions.

Create an Assignment

In your educator account, create an assignment and have it show immediately on your students' dashboard.

To create an assignment:

  1. From your Educator Account, click Features and select Assignments.
    Left menu open in Xello with Assignments highlighted
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    Left menu open in Xello with Assignments highlighted
  2. Click Create Assignment.
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    Assignments page open with Create Assignment highlighted
  3. Select a student group who will receive the assignment on their dashboard. Fill out the title, instructions, any prerequisites you want the student to complete first, and the due date for student submission. If necessary, attach any files that will support the assignment.
  4. When you're finished, click Save.
    • The assignment will immediately show on your students' dashboard.
How to create an assignment for your students

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Edit an Assignment

You can make changes to existing assignments, which will appear immediately for students.

You can only edit an assignment that you have created. This keeps educators from overriding one another's work! Instead, copy an assignment and make edits to your copied version.

To edit one of your assignments:

  1. From your Educator Account, click Features and select Assignments.
    Left menu open in Xello with Assignments highlighted
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    Left menu open in Xello with Assignments highlighted
  2. Click the assignment you want to edit.
  3. From the top right corner of the assignment page, click Options and select Edit Assignment.
  4. Make any necessary changes.
  5. Click Save.
How to edit an assignment you created
noteNote: To add or remove an assignment for a specific student, you need to add or remove that student from the associated group. For steps on how to do this, check out Remove a Student from a Group.

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