Loyola Support DocumentationSakai 20 Instructor Guide AssignmentsHow do I enable group submissions for an assignment?

How do I enable group submissions for an assignment?

Go to the Assignment tool.

Select the Assignments tool from the site Tools Menu.  

Add a new assignment or edit a draft assignment.

Click Add to create a new assignment.

Or, click Edit to edit a draft assignment.

Note: You can only select the group submission option for a new or draft assignment. Once the assignment has been posted for students, you cannot change this setting.

Display only to selected groups.

If Each individual member of the selected group(s) is selected, a drop-down box appears. Selecting the down arrow will show a list of all existing groups in the site.  Select one or more groups to display the assignment to those groups only.

Note: The first two options only control the visibility of the assignment for users in different groups. By default, each member of the group still submits an individual assignment, but this display setting allows you to identify different assignments for different groups or sections.

Tip: To set only one submission per group, use the The selected group(s), as a group assignment option below.

Select group submission—one submission per group.

If the option The selected group(s), as a group assignment is selected, it will allow any member of a group to submit an assignment on behalf of the group. By default, the same grade is applied to all group members when the item is graded. However, the instructor can also override the group grade for any individual member of the group.

Note: There must be existing groups in the site in order for the group option to appear.

Check for duplicate participants.

After selecting more than one group, a note will appear prompting to check for duplicate participants. Select the Check Now button to scan for names that appear in both groups. If there are no duplicate names, a Success message will appear.

If a duplicate name is detected, an alert will appear, and the assignment will not be able to post until the error is resolved. To find out more about managing group participants, go to the Site Info tool.

Post the assignment.

Once all of the assignment settings are entered, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Select Post to apply changes and post the assignment.