3. Add Instructions and Resources

Write your assignment instructions or use one of our templates to get started. Add resources and then release your assignment to students.

Now that the requirements are set, let’s add in our assignment instructions. Use this space to start a fresh or copy in instructions that you’ve already prepared. You can even use one of our templates to give you a starting structure for your instructions. You’ll find them in our Template Gallery at cadmus.io/templates. They’re designed to help you easily create clear instructions for students and they take some of the hard work out of transforming your assessment into a learning-oriented task.

I’m going to use the Essay Template for this assignment. To use a template, just click copy this template, and paste it into the Instructions section back in Cadmus. You can then work through the sections and add the relevant information for your task. Our templates include a checklist process to guide students through completing the assessment, which you can adapt to suit the specifics of your task.

You can use the formatting toolbar up the top to style your instructions. Change things text styles using the dropdown, add images, or highlight text. If you have any additional resources you want to share with your students, add them in down the bottom. It's as simple as uploading a file from your computer or adding in a link to a website.

Notice that everything saves automatically too - the same way it does when your students complete their work in Cadmus.Once you're happy with how your assessment looks, it's time to release it to your class. Click the Release button in the top-right corner, and again to confirm.

As soon as you release your assignment, students will be able to see the instructions in the student environment. If you’d like to see what it looks like yourself as a student, you can turn on student preview mode in your LMS and click on the Cadmus Assignment link.