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New Assignment Experience

Coming End of July

D2L are releasing an update to the assignment creation process, improving the workflow to one screen, rather than multiple tabs.  We will update all staff prior to introducing the change, but we wanted to include a preview of the upcoming changes in this DigiPath.  As you will see in the preview below, the workflow is much simpler and all options are available from once screen.

The primary panel on the left contains common, frequently used fields that are always displayed. These fields are most relevant to learners and are the core details instructors want to add like a due date, instructions, and attachments.  

The panel on the right organizes additional, more advanced options such as start and end dates, rubrics, annotation tools, and Turnitin. These options have been logically grouped and labelled in a way that resonates with instructors and makes them easily discoverable. While these options are collapsed, summary text provides details about which settings are active and subtle hints that aid in the discovery of additional settings. As a result, you can see everything at a glance with little to no scrolling, and without having to navigate through any tabs.