Pedagogical Use Cases for Assignments

A quiz is different from a test, and a tutorial assignment is different from a lab report. With paper assignments, you treat these different kinds of assignments differently in numerous ways — you might allow students to complete homework at home but not tests, for example.

Not all of these differences are formalized into rules, and they might easily escape your notice at the time. For example, you might be more inclined to give a student the benefit of the doubt for a nearly correct response on a homework assignment than on a final examination.

There are good reasons for treating different kinds of assignments differently. But in WebAssign, you need to do so consciously and consistently. Use the topics in this section as a guideline to help you plan how you will treat the different kinds of assignments that you use in your classes.