Stage 2: Write & Release
Set the assignment requirements, write the instructions, and add resources — then release it to students.
- In the Requirements section, set the due date and time.
- If your students will submit drafts, select a draft due date. If you choose not to accept drafts, check no drafts.
- Set the return date and time. This is the date and time that grades and feedback will be made available to students.
- Set the word limit for the assignment.
- Set the total number of marks available for the assignment. This is the number of marks you will grade submissions out of in Turnitin.
- Set which referencing style you'd like your students to follow.
- In the Instructions section, type or paste your written instructions for students. You can style your text with the formatting toolbar above.
- Add Additional Resources to the assignment, by clicking Attach from computer or Link to website.
- To make the assignment avalaible to students, click Release in the top-right corner.
- Click Release again to confirm. The assignment instructions will now be visible to students in the Cadmus Student Environment.
To access the Student Environment...
- Turn on Student Preview Mode from your LMS subject page.
- Navigate to the area where your Cadmus Assignment is.
- Click on the Cadmus Assignment link.
- Accept the Collection Notice.
- Click Go to my assessment. You'll now be in the Cadmus Student Environment.
Now that we’re in the Teacher Environment, you can see that Cadmus Assignment instructions are broken up into 3 sections: the requirements, the instructions and the additional resources.
Let’s go through and start setting our requirements. First, set the due date and time. If your students are submitting drafts, select a draft due date as well, otherwise click no drafts. You'll also have to select a return date for the assignment. This is the date that grades and feedback will be made available to students. Next, specify a word limit, how many marks the assignment is worth, and then the referencing style that you want.
Now that the requirements are all set, let’s add in our assignment instructions. You can style your instructions with the formatting toolbar up the top. Add headings, highlight text or use checklists to step your students through the different stages of the task.
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, it will be available to students from the Student Environment. You can always see what it looks like yourself by turning on Student Preview mode in your LMS and clicking on the Cadmus Assignment link.