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Assignment Life Cycle for Educators

(Note that this article refers to the new version of assignments in Scrible to be released in Fall 2021)

As an educator, assignments in Scrible have the following 4 life cycle stages.


When an educator first creates an assignment or creates a duplicate of an existing assignment, the new assignment is in the Draft state.  It is only visible to the educator and other co-teachers on the assignment.  In the Draft state, all configuration options for the assignment are available.


Once the configuration of the assignment is completed and the educator can click the Assign button which will transition the assignment to the Assigned state.  It will now be available students to work on according to the distribution method selected.  Certain configuration options will no longer be available - in particular the distribution method cannot be changed once assigned.


Assignments will remain in the Assigned state until the Close Date at which point they will transition to the Closed state.  When the assignment transitions to the Closed state, student's work on assignments will automatically be locked as-is (submitted by the student or not) for the educator's review.  If needed, the educator can adjust the Close Date to the future, which will transition the assignment back into the Assigned state allowing students additional time to complete work.


Once grading of the assignment is complete, the educator can choose to Return work for that assignment.  This moves the assignment into the Completed state and the students are given back full access to their work (the equivalent of handing back physical papers for an assignment) so they can retain it as a portfolio of their work.

Listing of assignments for teachers

In the Assignment listing page, there are three tabs of assignments:

The Active assignments tab include Assigned and Closed assignments.  The other two contain just assignments in that state.

Listing of assignments for students

In the Assignment listing page for students, there are three tabs

The Active tab includes all Assigned assignments that have been assigned that have not yet been submitted.  The Submitted tab contains all Assigned assignments that they have submitted and also assignments that have moved into the Closed state.  The Returned tab includes all assignments in the Completed state.