The Assignment Activity allows students to submit work for teachers to grade and give feedback on. Student submissions appear on one screen together and you can require that they submit one or several files. Assignments also can have deadlines and cut off dates.
Various grading methods and grading feedback can be added to an assignment in both the Feedback types and Grade section of the Assignment settings.
There may be situations when an instructor wishes to collect multiple document submissions within the same Moodle assignment such as a rough draft that is submitted for feedback prior to a final draft submission or collecting multiple documents as part of the same assignment over a period of time. See Allow Multiple Submissions to Moodle Assignment for step-by-step instructions.
The Restricted Access setting is available for all resources and activities and allows instructors to make items available to students after they have met the restriction criteria. Restrictions can be based on date, performance or completion of an activity, or both. For example, an instructor could post a quiz for students to complete and then post an extra credit activity to be released only after students have completed the initial quiz.
Instructors can now display the due date on activities on the course page by enabling “Show activity dates” in the course settings. For more information on enabling Show activity date and how to set the activity date for an assignment see Show Activity Dates in Moodle.