How to Create an Assignment Folder

The Assignment tool in CloudDeakin allows you to have students submit electronic copies of their work into an Assignment (dropbox) folder. Here’s how to create an Assignment folder.

Assignments Tool on Navbar

To work with Assignments, click on the Assignments link on your unit site Navbar.

New Submission Folder

Properties: 1) In the New Submission Folder area, you’ll see four tabs across the top: Properties, Restrictions, Objectives, and Turnitin. (This handout will not discuss Objectives.) We’ll look at Properties first.

In Properties, you set the basic information for the Assignment.

Name: Before you do anything else, give the assignment Folder a Name.

Instructions: click on < / > and copy and paste the plagiarism declaration iframe into the instruction textbox

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Attached Files: You can attach files with instructions or model submissions.

Assignment Type: Select whether this is an Individual Assignment, where each student submits a file, or a Group folder, where there’s one submission for the group, with all group members getting the same grade.Submission type: for

Category: You can opt to put your Assignment into categories (helpful organization if you use a lot of Assignment folders).

Grade Item: 4) Like with Quizzes, if you want the Assignment grade to go to the Gradebook, you must associate it with a Grad Item. If you have not set up these items in Grades, you can add/create a New Grade Item here.

Score Out Of: 5) what is the point value of this Assignment? Put the maximum points in the Out Of box.

Rubrics: 6) If you plan to use a grading Rubric for the assignment, associate the Rubric here.

Submission Options: 9) Set how you want CloudDeakin to treat multiple Files and multiple Submissions.

Save: Save your work.


The Restrictions tab is where you set availability of the Assignment.

Availability: 1) The Start Date sets when students can first access the Assignment. (Turnitin requires a Start date, so always set a Start Date, even if it’s the first day of class.) The 2) Due Date is when the Assignment is expected to be submitted, the last moment for on-time submission. 3) End Date is the last day you will accept an assignment, even if marked as late (after the Due Date.)

Release Conditions: 4) You can set availability of any item in CoudDeakin as conditional, based on criteria other than the date. Special Access: 5) Use Special Access, if you need to set special availability/access for specific students, different from the regular class access.

Save: 6) Save your work.


We use Turnitin for Plagiarism detection (Originality/ similarity checking) and online Assignment Mark-up. On the Turnitin Integration tab, 1) To enable (turn on) Turnitin originality checking for this Assignment, select the Enable checkbox.

Display: 2) select Allow students to see Turnitin similarity scores.

Frequency: 3) select Automatic originality checking on all submissions (assuming those are your setting preferences). GradeMark: 4) set a date after the Start Date for releasing your GradeMark feedback to students.

Save: 5) select Save (or Save and Close).

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