How to create Categories and add assignments to them

Assignments can be organized in categories to offer a clearer overview. This article will explain:

How to create categories

1. Click onĀ AssessmentĀ in the navigation bar of the course, this will open the drop-down menu for assessments
2. From the drop-down menu, click on Assignments

This action opens the homepage of the Assignments.Ā If you are using this tool in your Brightspace course page for the first time, the homepage of this tool will appear empty.

3. Click on Edit Categories

This will open the Edit Categories page.

4. Click on Add Category

Add category

This will open a pop-up window.

5. Give a name to the new category

6. Click on Create

create category

The pop-up window will close and the new categories will show on the previous window.

7. Click on Close to return to the assignment page.

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You will not see the categories in the Assignments page until you connect the assignments to the right category. Instead, all the assignments will be under No Category. You can always access and edit the categories via Edit Categories.

How to add assignments to a category

To add assignments to a category, navigate to the Assignment page (via Assessment -> Assignment).

A list of existing assignments will be available. If you first need to create an assignment, consult How to create an Assignment. Assignments that are not linked to a category will show under No Category.

The Bulk Edit function will be used to link assignments to categories. This option is located above the table with assignments. It can be used to edit the names, categories, access and/or deadlines of multiple assignments.

To use the Bulk Edit option:

1. Select the assignment(s) to be edited by ticking on the Select box(es) in the column before the name of the assignment,Ā 

2. Click on Bulk Edit

Assignments

A new window will appear showing the list of selected assignments with different editing options.

3. Click on No Category to open a drop-down menu of the available categories and select the desired category. Categories should be created in advance

4. Click on Save

You will be redirected to the Assignments page. The assignments will show under the selected category.

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You now know how to use create and use Assignment Categories.