How to Associate an Assignment to a Grade Item

The purpose of this article is to explain how to attach an assignment to a grade item in the Brightspace gradebook.

Associate Assignment

Step 1

Navigate to the assignments tool

  1. Click Assessments in the top navbar
  2. Click Assignments


Step 2

Click New Submission Folder


TIP: If your assignment has already been created, click the next to the assignment name, and click Edit Submission Folder. assignments_attach_4 You can then edit any of the assignment information and associate it to a grade item (see #4 in Step 3).

Step 3

Set up the assignment

  1. Enter Name for the assignment
  2. Select Individual or Group submission folder
  3. Select a Category, if you have categories setup (or create New Category)
  4. Select a Grade Item, if you have one. If you have not yet created the grade item in the gradebook, do that first.  Click here for more information.
  5. Enter Out Of value (We recommend 100)
  6. Attach a Rubric, if desired
  7. Enter Instructions for the students (optional)
  8. Add Attachments (optional)
  9. Select Submission Options
  10. Enter an email address if you want to be notified when someone submits an assignment


Step 4

Click Save and Close

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