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Finding Your Assignments

If your professor has posted an assignment on the course web page, the assignment will appear with an icon next to it that looks like this:  

Step 1: To access the assignment, click on the name of the assignment (to the right of the above icon). You should then be taken to the main assignment page. Alternatively, you can click on the "Assignments" link underneath the Activities block of the course homepage and find the name of the assignment in the list that appears.

Step 2: On the assignment page, you will find:

  • a short description of the assignment
  • the day the assignment becomes available
  • the due date of the assignment

Step 3: If the professor has created a file for you to download as a part of the assignment, a file will be available below the due date. Click on the link to download the assignment. Open the file with the appropriate program suggested by your computer.

 

Responding to Assignments

Unless your professor has specified otherwise, you can use any type of file to respond to an assignment (such as a Word document, PDF, etc.). Create your assignment in the appropriate format and be sure to save your changes.

 

Uploading Assignments

Step 1: When you have finished creating your assignment on your computer and enter your course again.

Step 2: Enter the assignment either by clicking on its title on the main course page or clicking on Assignments in the Activities box in the upper right hand corner, then clicking on the assignment in the list.

Step 3: Click on the “Browse” button that appear toward the bottom of the page, just above the “Upload this file” button.

Step 4: Use the file browser to navigate to and select your file to upload and click “Open.”

Step 5: The file location will appear to the left of the “Browse” button, click the “Upload this file” button.

Step 6: The file will appear just below the Submission draft heading. For your instructor’s convenience, it is recommended that you give your files descriptive times including your name (e.g. “JSmith_paper1.doc”).

Step 7: If you wish to replace or simply remove the uploaded file, click the red X that appears to the right of the document name. When prompted, select “Yes” to finish deleting the file. If you are replacing a document, follow steps 3-5 to upload the new file.

Step 8: If this is your final draft and you wish to submit it for grading, you can click the “Send for marking” button toward the bottom of the page. (If this button does not appear, it is because your instructor has disabled this feature.) Once you submit for marking, you will no long be able to upload or delete files for this assignment. If you are sure you wish to continue, click “Yes.”

 

Advanced Uploading of Files

Deleting Drafts: For Advanced Uploading of Files assignments, if you wish to remove or replace an uploaded file, click the red X that appears to the right of the document name. When prompted, select "Yes" to finish deleting the file.

Submitting Final Drafts: For Advanced Uploading of Files assignments, if you feel that you have completed work on your files, you may submit them for grading as final drafts by clicking the "Send for marking" button toward the bottom of the page, below the "Final submission for assignment marking" heading. (If this button does not appear, it is because your instructor has disabled this feature.)

You will be notified that once you submit for marking, you will no longer be able to upload or delete files for this assignment. If you are sure you wish to continue, click "Yes."

 

Best Practice – Rename Your Document When Uploading an Updated Version

When you are replacing an older version of a document, it is possible to save and upload a document with the exact same document name as the original file. However, your new file may fail to replace the old file: when given two files with the same name, LATTE will tend to keep the original.

We recommend that students rename each new version of the document by using the “Save As” function. For example, if the original document submitted was called “JSmith_finalpaper.doc,” you might save your revised copy as “JSmith_finalpaper_v2.doc” or “JSmith_finalpaper_revised1.doc.” This will help ensure that the most recent copy of your document is saved in LATTE.

 

Retrieving Instructor Commented Assignments

When reviewing Advanced Uploading of Files assignments, instructors may download a copy of a student's file, make comments within the document itself, and upload this commented document to LATTE for the student to download. Retrieving these commented documents is simple.

Step 1: Click on the assignment in its module.

Step 2: The instructor's general comments and the commented files should appear under "Submission feedback" on the assignment page.

Step 3: Click on the commented document.

Step 4: Proceed as you normally do when opening an attachment.

Contact the Help Desk at 781-736-HELP (x64357) if you need further assistance.