In order to create an assignment for students to submit a document (can be any kind of document you want them to submit; Word DOC, PDF, JPG, PPT, etc.):
- Turn editing on
- Use the "Add an activity or resource" link
- Select "Advanced uploading of files
- Give the assignment a name, description (give the details of the assignment, grading and submission policy, etc. AND please include instructions such as "Do not click on "Send for marking" until you are ready for the final submission.
- Expand the Grade menu to select the grading method
- Put in the dates and other details of the assignment, maximum file size permitted, number of submissions, whether students may delete a draft, etc.
- To update any of these settings later, click on the "Update" icon for the assignment