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Digication assignments are made up of “steps.” A simple assignment might have only two steps—a student submitting a section of their portfolio as an “Evidence” step and an instructor providing feedback through a “Teacher Reflection” step. More complex assignments might include steps like a self-evaluation rubric or a revised submission. The order of these steps is completely flexible, but an evidence step should always be first.
Note: When a student submits a section of their portfolio to an evidence step, it creates an archive of that section. This means that if a student makes changes to that page after submitting, the changes are not reflected in the archived section. This can be used to document portfolio progress, build in checkpoints for long-term projects, or simply ensure students adhere to deadlines. Submissions can be used for department based assessment, even if this occurs at a later date.
Note: An assignment can be copied from another course by selecting
Browse Assignments and then using the dropdown menus to locate and select the assignment.
Note: All assignments must have at least one step.
Note: This page can always be accessed by selecting the
Assignments tab, then selecting the
name of the assignment, and then
Note: The use of Peer Rubric and Peer Reflection steps is discouraged right now, because Digication sends a classwide email notification whenever a student submits, which can overwhelm students.
Once an assignment and steps are created, students can submit work to be reviewed. View
Creating ePortfolio Templates or
Assessing Submissions to learn more about working with student ePortfolios.