Discover the available assignment types

There are five main types of assignments that you can build using the Assignment Editor.

NOTE: Möbius assignments are any type of online assessment (Example — exams, homework assignments, placements tests, quizzes, unit tests, etc.).

Assignment type is defined using the Properties tab of the Assignment Editor.

NOTE: An adaptive assignment is an additional specialized assignment sub-type that you design by organizing questions based on their difficulty. As the student progresses through the assignment, the questions that are revealed are dependent on their performance on the previous questions. You can create an adaptive assignment as:

  • Anonymous practice
  • Homework
  • Quizzes
  • Proctored exams

All are recorded in the Gradebook except adaptive anonymous practice assignments. Check out Create an adaptive assignment.

Each assignment type has its own unique features:

TIP: Don't see an exact match to the type of assignment that you want to use for your class? Check out Define assignment properties to see how you can configure over 50 different customizable assignment properties to create homework or assessments that are the perfect fit for your class. You can also view the Homework & Assessment Workflows for a visual representation of how to define different assignment properties to achieve different Möbius assignment configurations:

Assignment type Graded result submitted to the Gradebook Assignment type summary Special notes
Anonymous Practice No Independent study with unlimited attempts.

Accessible through Anonymous Access.

Results are only available to view at the end of the attempt until the results screen is closed.

You decide how many and which questions the student will see in the assignment.

Homework or Quiz Yes Classic graded assignment. You decide how many and which questions the student will see in the assignment.
Proctored Exam Yes

Increased assignment security to promote assignment integrity and confirm student identity.

Can’t be interrupted.

If interrupted, authorization is required to resume the attempt.

You decide how many and which questions the student will see in the assignment.

Mastery Dialog Yes

You create collections of questions and question groups based on learning objectives and the assignment draws from this question pool .

Student is permitted to proceed to the next learning objective once they have demonstrated the required competency level by answering a minimum number of questions correctly (defined in the Edit Mastery Policies settings).

You control question progression.

Questions are displayed 1 at a time to the student.

Questions are submitted 1 at a time by the student.

Questions are graded immediately upon submission.

You can choose to include algorithmically generated questions to produce limitless versions (by defining an algorithm in the question design).

Real-time updates on the student’s progress for achieving the learning objectives are displayed in a Progress Report box as they work through the assignment.

Study Session Dialog No

You create collections of questions and question groups based on learning objectives and the assignment draws from this question pool.

Student can skip questions, leave the assignment at any time, and decide when to move to the next learning objective.

Flashcard-style learning.

Questions are displayed 1 at a time to the student.

Questions are submitted 1 at a time by the student.

Questions are graded immediately upon submission.

You can choose to include algorithmically generated questions to produce limitless versions (by defining an algorithm in the question design).

If a wrong response is submitted, the correct response is not revealed (regardless of feedback settings).

Only response correctness is indicated.

Hints and feedback can be viewed to make subsequent attempts at questions.

Accessible through Anonymous Access.

NOTE: All assignment types can be graded so that the student knows how well they performed on their attempt, but not all grades for all assignment types are recorded in the Gradebook.