The Moodle Assignment is a great way to collect student work and reply with many types of private feedback. You can:
- use rubrics
- require submission file types (i.e. PDF, Excel, Word, MP3s and MP4s)
- If handwritten work, suggest students use phone app to scan to PDF (i.e. GeniusScan, CamScan)
- directly annotate PDF submissions
- upload feedback files (including annotated copies of student submissions)
- give overall submission feedback via text or even short verbal or video comments.
In addition to online assignments, you can suggest students scan or photograph handwritten work or objects they create.
Pros: All student work is time stamped and submitted in one place. It ties to the Moodle grade book and provides a way to give students private feedback.
Cons: If you are expecting students to upload audio or video, the files of longer than a couple of minutes will be too large. Look at other options for those multimedia projects. Such options include VoiceThread, FlipGrid, and YouTube. You can have students use Moodle to submit a link to multiple projects created outside of Moodle.
Expert: Sharon Strauss