1. Make the instructions clear and unambiguous:
  • In your Canvas course, click ‘Assignments.’
  • Click ‘+Assignment’ to start setting up your assignment.
  • Give your assignment a title e.g. ‘Alternative Assignment…’ and enter all the ‘instructions to students’ into the into the box below.
  • Give simple and clear instructions, insert a link to the ‘alternative assessment file,’ (so students can download it) and insert a link to the assignment ‘pro-forma template’ (so students can download this and use it as a ‘cover page’ to their assignment) if you have decided to use one.
Alternative Assessment Set Up - Part 1

 

2. Follow the detailed set up explained in our guidance material:

  • Points: Set to 100
  • Assignment Group: Place your ‘Alternative Assignment’ into the new ‘Assignment Group’ you created earlier.
  • Display Grade As: Set to ‘points.’
  • Submission Type: Set to ‘online and ‘file upload.’ (Note: Turnitin assignments are NOT recommended.)
  • Group Assignments & Peer Reviews: Do NOT tick these options.
  • Anonymous Grading: No need to select this option. (in this current situation, Queens is not proceeding with anonymity for alternative assessments.)
  • Anonymous Instructor Annotations: No need to select this option.
Alternative Assessment Set Up - Part 2

 

3. Check the ‘available from’ and the ‘available to’ dates/times are set before publishing:

  • Assign To: Select ‘everyone’ or you can select ‘individual students’ if necessary.
  • Due Date: Select the correct date & time. This is when the ‘alternative assignment’ will end.
  • Available From: Select the correct date & time. This is when the portal will open/the ‘alternative assignment’ will start.
  • Until Date: Select the correct date & time. This is when the portal will close.
Alternative Assessment Set Up - Part 4...