When to use it: If you want students to return a product in the form of a digital file (an essay, a video, a drawing, a filled exam). An Assignment returns an item that you can see, but their peers cannot.
How to use it:
Communicate with your students about the expectations for any Assignment. When should they start working on it? How long they should spend working on it? What file type(s) should they submit? Know that students will see an "Add Submission" button, when they click on the Assignment title.
By default, students can upload files up to 100MB in size. This should be sufficient if your students will be submitting images, PDFs, and word processor files. If you will be accepting file submissions that may be larger, contact Digital Pedagogy for advice on the best methods to collect student material.