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How to use just a couple of assignments per week? How do I change the points an assignment is worth?

I'm using Mind Tap for The Least You Should Know About English.  I only want to assign one or two exercises per week? Is there an easier way to approach this other than deleting most of a unit? 

 

Also, how do I change how many points an assignment is worth?

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Re: How to use just a couple of assignments per week? How...

Rather than turning the things off in MindTap that you don’t want, you could simply bring in the  assignments  you do you want into your LMS.

 

And if you deeplink the assignments in your LMS then you can simply change the points there for how you want them to appear in your LMS grade book. If you can tell me which LMS you are using, I can send you details on how to do the deep linking and how to change the points.

 

If you decide to hide things in mind tap, you can ask your DSS for help in hiding anything you don’t want and editing the points for each assignment. You have the option to change points for each assignment or to set up groups and group weights in the mindtap progress app. Again, if I know what it is you’d  like to do then I can send you more detailed information.

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Re: How to use just a couple of assignments per week? How...

 I am so sorry for my typos in the last message. I just had elbow surgery and I’m using one hand and text talk. As much as I try to correct my errors, my iPhone seems to revert back to the errors as soon as I send the messages!

 

Deep linking assignments in your learning management system is basically creating a link from your LMS back to the assignment in MindTap. The advantage to doing this is that all of those deeplinked  assignment grades will sync to your learning management system grade book.  

 

Many instructors like the learning path in mindtap to match the learning path in their LMS To keep students from getting confused. I simply tell my students to access all assignments from the LMS and not direct from mindtap to be sure they’re doing the correct ones.

 

I’ve also seen other instructors mark everything in mindtap as practice and then designate those they want graded  to come into their learning management system. There are so many ways to do what you are asking, and Cengage offers  a lot of support to help you with it. 

 

We have a lot of faculty partners so you may get a few more ideas on this thread. Good luck and let us know if we can help with anything else!