Create an assessment section

Having a separate section purely for assessments, with detailed instructions will help limit any ambiguity and gives students a very clear direction of what is expected of them.

The assessment section should clearly state the following:

  • Assessment types
  • Learning outcomes
  • Due date
  • Weighting - value or mark percentage
  • Clear instructions

You may also consider adding the following information:

  • A forum for students to ask assessment related questions
  • A video providing an overview of the assessments and expectations
  • Supporting resources or assessment exemplars
  • Links to “how to guides” if students are using specific technology

Create an overview assessment table

It helps students to have a quick reference guide to all the assessments for the semester in one spot within a table format. Here is an example table that you can modify to meet your needs.


Assessment task


Due date


Information paper - public sector reform in theory and practice


Friday, May 22 2021 5:00 pm AEST


<Assessment title >


<Due date >


<Assessment title >


<Due date >

Note: In the due date section you can simply write the date and month it is due or if there is a specific time frame then it helps to add the time and time zone in case some students are not in the same time zone.

How to create a table in Moodle

  1. Click Turn editing on in the top right corner of your Moodle unit

  2. In the topic where you want to add a resource or activity, click +Add an activity or resource.

  3. The Add an activity or resource pop-out box will appear, then select label*

  4. In the Label text field, insert a table using the table icon

  5. A popup will appear, add the number of Columns and Rows that you require, then click Update

    Note: Choose the properties based on your needs. You can edit these as needed.

  6. Back in the text editor, you can start to add the content to your text editor

  7. To add a background colour to a row, right click on the row, select Table row properties
  8. Select Advanced tab and go to Background colour
  9. Select the colour and click Apply
  10. Click on Update
  11. When you are finished editing your table, select Save and return to unit