Create Website Assignment

You can create online assignments for students to submit their assignments through Canvas.

When allowing file uploads as an online entry option, you can restrict certain types of files for assignment submissions. In the case of restricting assignments with an odd or unusual file type, try adding it to your course to confirm the file is accepted before requesting students to submit the file type.

If your institution has enabled Google Docs, the Google Apps LTI, or the Microsoft Office 365 LTI, students can upload files from their respective Google Drive or OneDrive account directly. (If only Google Docs are enabled for your institution, students must connect to Google Drive as a web service to submit an assignment as a Google Doc, Google Sheet, or Google Slide.) You can allow Google Drive and OneDrive files as submission types by selecting the File Uploads checkbox when creating an assignment.

Google Drive File Types

Students can submit Google Doc (.gdoc), Google Sheet (.gsheet), or Google Slide (.gslide) files. They can also use Google Docs to submit uploaded Word (.doc/.docx), Excel (.xls/.xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx), and PDF files not converted to Google Docs formatting.

When Google file types are submitted as an assignment submission, those files will convert to their Microsoft counterpart file types and appear in the submission as respective Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. Canvas uses the conversion file type for submissions (and to render supported file types as Crocodoc files in SpeedGrader), so if you want to restrict file types to only include Google file types, you must also include the file types for each respective Microsoft file type as well. For instance, if you want to only allow Google Slide submissions, you must include .pptx as a restrictive file type, otherwise Canvas will not show the .gslide files in the Google Doc tab.

Turnitin File Types

If your institution has enabled Turnitin, you can create a Turnitin assignment. Turnitin accepts various file types and images.

Select Online Entry Options

Select the online entry options you want to allow for the assignment. You can select up to four options:

Text Entry [1]: Students can submit their assignment directly in the Rich Content Editor. DocViewer annotations are not available for text entry submissions. Additionally, text entry submissions cannot be re-uploaded to the Gradebook.

Website URLs [2]: Students can submit a URL that fulfills the assignment. DocViewer annotations are not available for website URL submissions. Additionally, website URL submissions cannot be re-uploaded to the Gradebook.

Media Recordings [3]: Students can submit an audio or video recording that fulfills the assignment. They can either record new media or upload existing media. Video and audio uploads to Canvas can be up to 500 MB. DocViewer annotations are not available for media recording submissions. Additionally, media recording submissions cannot be downloaded.

File Uploads [4]: Students can upload a file to fulfill the assignment. DocViewer annotations are available for supported file types in SpeedGrader. Additionally, if your institution has enabled Google Docs, the Google Apps LTI, or the Microsoft Office 365 LTI, students can upload files from their respective Google Drive or OneDrive account directly. If only Google Docs are enabled for your institution, students must connect to Google Docs as a web service to submit an assignment as a Google Doc, Google Sheet, or Google Slide. File upload submissions can be downloaded and re-uploaded to the Gradebook.

Assignment settings are persistent to always remember and display the settings created or edited in the previous assignment in the course. Based on prior assignments, one or more of these options may already be selected for you.

Restrict File Types

If you allow file uploads, you can choose to restrict submissions to specific file types. To enable this option, click the Restrict Upload File Types checkbox [1]. In the Allowed File Extensions field [2], enter a list of accepted extensions. All file types need to be separated by a comma. You can include spaces, caps, and periods in assignment file names.

Note: In the case of an odd or unusual file type, try adding it to your course to confirm the file is accepted before requesting students to submit the file type.

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Learning Objective

As
a beginning developer, you will create a website to effectively communicate to a target audience.


Assignment - Create the following Website

You will build a Weebly website with content of your choosing. You must have the elements listed in the assignment in order to receive full marks for this project.


Access and sign-up on the Weebly website to create a webpage.http://www.weebly.com/


Weebly Tutorials
Weebly Tutorial - How to Sign Up and Set Up Domain Name with Weebly
Weebly Review - The Easiest Way to Build Your Website
How to Use Weebly's Multimedia Elements
How to Use Weebly Photo Gallery Element

Here are some examples of teacher created websites (though they are pretty lame).
http://markypatterson.weebly.com/
http://coachahill.weebly.com/
http://msrenaesclasspage.weebly.com/
http://mrsadrienneholbrook.weebly.com/


Required Website Contents

1. Home Page
A homepage is the the introductory page of a website that usually acts as a table of contents for the site. On this page you should have access to the basic information that is found on your site.

• Decide what your website is going to be about – This is the hardest part! Make it something you are interested in. It could be your favourite band or video game or sports team. It could be about how to do something, such as rebuilding a car or bike. It could be about how to freshwater fishes of British Columbia, or large mammal species of Africa. It can be about anything that interests YOU.

• Choose a design that best fits your needs; photographs personalizes and adds a nice touch to your website.

• Your homepage should include the following information:
     1. What is this page about? What will I find here?
     2. Who is making this page? What is their contact information?
     3. What am I going to learn from this site?

• Create hyperlinks to all the other pages in your website from the home page (this can be done at the end).


2. Links Page

• Find at least 6 websites that are related to your topic. Write a short description (1 – 3 sentences) about what will be found on the site. Create hyperlinks to each of them.

3. Videos Page

• Create at least 5 embedded links to YouTube videos related to your website topic with a short description of each one.

4. Documents Page

• Create at least 1 original document related to your topic. You can use information from other sites but you must list those sites in a references page. http://www.easybib.com/reference/guide/apa/website

• Upload and Create links to at least 3 documents from someone else in a PDF document format.  These can be ANYTHING related to you website.  The only requirement is that they are uploaded in PDF format.

• Upload and create links to at least 2 files that are related to your website topic. Write a brief description as to what the file contains.

5. Images

Create a gallery of at least 10 images. Embed a hyperlink to each image that takes you to the website that the image was take from.

6. Contact Me Page

• Create a page where you can be contacted.




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