This tutorial is a point of reference for the benefit of course administrators, or administrators at our partner institutions who have responsibility for the setting up of assignment submission points. If you're a lecturer on a course with a designated course administrator, please speak to your course administrator if you need any submission points to be set up.
1. Navigate to the Assignments area, by selecting ‘Assessment’ from the navbar and choosing ‘Assignments’.
2. Create a new assignment.
3. For ‘Instructions, refer to ‘Standard wording for Brightspace submission folders’ and amend if necessary.
4. ‘Assignment Type’, ‘Submission Type’ and ‘Files Allowed Per Submission’, the settings should be the same as the final (non-draft) submission point.
5. Under ‘Submissions’, leave as ‘All submissions are kept’ for level 3, 4 & 5 modules. For level 6 and 7 modules, select ‘Only one submission allowed’.
6. The ‘Category’ will need to be ‘DRAFT Submissions’. If you’ve already created this category, select it from the dropdown menu. If not, double-check that it doesn’t already exist, before selecting ‘New Category’ and naming it ‘DRAFT Submissions’.
7. For ‘Score Out Of’ – just put 100. As this assignment won’t be graded, it doesn’t matter.
8. Do not associate to a grade item. (Grade Items are for the summative assignment submissions).
9. Leave the other options as their default values.
10. Move to the 'Restrictions' tab.
11. Set an end date, which will generally be for the end of the academic year. This is important because, depending on the students' level, they will be allowed fewer draft submissions in the next year of their study, but will still be able to access this module and submission point. If your module ends at a different time, or students still need it open for slightly longer, modify the date accordingly.
12. Move to the ‘Turnitin’ tab.
13. Check the box for ‘Enable GradeMark’ for this folder.
14. Leave the ‘Transfer’ option as normal.
15. Check the box for ‘Enable Originality Check for this folder’.
16. Check the box for ‘Allow learners to see Turnitin similarity scores in their submission folder’.
17. For ‘Frequency’, leave it as it is.
18. Select ‘More Options in Turnitin’.
19. Select ‘Optional Settings’
20. IMPORTANT. Under ‘Submit papers to’, change it to ‘Do not store the submitted papers’. If this option isn’t changed, their final (non-draft) assignment will result in a very high similarity score, as they would in effect have plagiarized themselves.
21. Leave all other options as they are. (Do not be tempted to save these settings for future use, as this would affect the creation of final assignment points).
22. Select ‘Submit’.
23. Select ‘Save and Close’.