How do I assign activities using the Clipboard?

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Use the  Clipboard to create impromptu activities for any student at any time.

The Clipboard walks you through the process of assigning supplemental activities to individuals or groups:

  1. Open the Clipboard tool from the toolbar or Main Menu; the Activities tab is open by default.
  2. Add the student(s), Quick Lists, and/or Groups to whom you want to assign the activity using the panel on the left (How do I add students to the Clipboard?).
  3. Add activity content in one of the following ways:
    • Choose from the options under Add an Activity; you can upload a file, link a video, add a Google Drive document, link a website, or create an activity with a rich text editor.
    • Click Search library, which allows you to choose content from other Buzz courses or external sources to which you have access.
  4. Indicate whether you want the activity to be Gradable and click Next.
  1. Indicate the desired Grading Period (if enabled in your domain). the desired destination folder in the Syllabus, and the Due date.
  2. Click Next.
  1. If activity metadata is made available by the system admin (using Domain Settings > Course Options), you will be able to use the Edit metadata step.
  2. Click Next.
  1. If you clicked the Gradable box, you are able to edit the following settings:
    • Weight in category
    • The desired Score entry model: Points, Rubric, Percentage, or Letter Grade
    • The appropriate Grading category
    • The appropriate Period
    • Whether This activity counts as extra credit
    • Whether you want to Hide returned scores until a certain date and provide the date and time you want the scores to become visible
    • The Passing score
    • Whether the Score can be dropped from calculated course score
    • Whether to Include this activity's score in final-grade calculation
    • Whether to Require a passing score for course credit
    • Whether to Treat as zero in gradebook until this activity is scored
  2. Click Next.
  1. Assign activity.

Creating personalized activities using the Clipboard enables you to give truly individual attention.

Search library

Clicking Search library opens a searchable Library of digital content that's connected to your domain.

  1. Use the filters to find specific collections or activities.
  2. Click Open to browse collections and folders of content.
  1. When you find the activity or activities you want, check the Add to cart box to select them.
  2. Click Link or Copy; linked content receives updates from the content provider and copied content does not.

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