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Create Assignments

Learn how to use the most popular homework type

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Written by Konstantina
Updated over a week ago

Assignments are the most common and widely-used exercise on Satchel One. It's a simple homework that can be handed in online or in class.

Set an Assignment

To begin, click + Create task from the menu on the left and select Assignment. You will then be taken to a form where you will fill in some general information about the test.


First, enter the title for the task. This will appear on the students' personal calendars and To-Do List.

Describe the task for your students

Fill this box with the information the students need to know about the task. You can format your text using the available options. To upload resources, images or other attachments, scroll down to the Attachments area.


Select a subject for the task. This will help students locate their task on the school calendar. It’s also important for reporting purposes.

Class group(s)

Select the group your task will be assigned to from the drop down menu.

You can set a task to multiple classes in one go by using the checkboxes to multi-select!

You can also set it to a class you are covering; simply click on Find other classes to search for classes. You can search by name, subject or year group using the filters at the top.

You can tick the top box to select all groups that are currently displayed to you which is helpful if you want to select a cohort of classes e.g. year 8 mathematics classes.

Marking scheme

Choose a marking scheme from the drop down menu. This will allow you to grade the task accordingly later. New marking schemes can be created by a school Admin. If you are an admin, learn how to create a new marking scheme here.

Issue and Due dates

The Issue date field allows you to set the date on which the task will first appear in the school calendar as well as the student and parent personal calendars. This allows you to set your task far in advance but prevents students from rushing ahead.

The Due date field allows you to select the deadline for submissions. Homework submitted online past that date will be marked as "Submitted late".

Issue on lesson and Due on lesson

If you use Satchel One’s Timetable app, you can also use the Issue on lesson and Due on lesson fields.

These update automatically based on your timetable and the dates you have selected but remain flexible in case you’d like to change them.

Attaching a task to a specific lesson acts as visual reminders on the Timetable for you and your students, however it will not affect the publish time of the the task.

How should students submit the task

Choose between:
→ Online submission (via Show My Homework) - Get notified as soon as your students submit their work.
→ Class submission - Students will hand in their work in class.
→ Other - Choose from the list of other options. This can be customised by your admins.

Estimated completion time

Indicate approximately how long the assignment should take to complete.


Add attachments to the task by dropping them on the upload area or click on Upload from my computer.

Alternatively, store files on your My Drive in Satchel One for easy access from any device, or choose any of the other available options.

If you use Google Apps or Office 365 at school, you can upload attachments directly from Google Drive or OneDrive in a single click.

Add web/video conference links

Paste the URL of any site or online resource you wish to share with the pupils. This can include video conferencing links for online lessons.

When you have completed the form, press Publish assignment.

💡Top tip: Started an assignment but don't have time to finish? Save it as a draft to come back to it later. You can find it again in My Resources > My drafts.

Absent or self-isolating students?

If you choose a single class for your Assignment, you’ll also be able to allocate which specific students within the class receive this task.

By default, all students in the class will be ticked so that you can continue to set your work as normal, however, you could choose to deselect certain students if you wish to omit them. Alternatively, you could click the ‘x’ to remove all students and then just select one or more.

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