14.4. Graded Subsections

After you configure assignment types, as you are organizing your course, you set the assignment type for subsections that contain problems that are to be graded.

You can set assignment types and due dates at the subsection level only. You cannot set assignment types or due dates for entire sections or for individual units within subsections. Additionally, you can designate a subsection as one, and only one, of the assignment types you configured.

The subsection level is also where you specify whether you want learners to receive immediate results when they complete problems in the subsection, or if you want to hide the results temporarily or permanently. For more information, see Set Problem Results Visibility.


You can create problems in Studio without specifying an assignment type for the subsection. Scores for such problems are listed as “practice scores” on the learner’s Progress page and do not count toward the learner’s grade.

Hidden sections, subsections, or units that contain graded content are not included in grading and also do not count toward a learner’s grade. For more information, see Hiding Graded Content.

Within a graded subsection, you create problems of the type designated for that subsection. You cannot mix problems of different assignment types in the same subsection.

For example, if you want to create a homework assignment and a lab for a specific topic, create two subsections. Set one subsection as the Homework assignment type and the other as the Lab assignment type. Both subsections can contain other content as well as the actual homework or lab problems.

For more information about creating problems and developing subsections, see Working with Problem Components and Developing Course Subsections.

For more information about designating a subsection as a graded assignment, see Set the Assignment Type and Due Date for a Subsection.

For more information about how to designate a subsection as a timed exam, see Offering Timed Exams.