Incorporate Learning Objects in Webcourses@UCF

Create an Obojobo Assignment

The steps below will walk you through the processes of creating an Obojobo assignment in your Webcourses@UCF course. This assignment will be viewable directly in the course for students and scores will automatically be synced with your Gradebook.

NOTE: Once an Obojobo assignment is created, it can be copied over with course materials and does not need to be recreated each semester.

Create the Assignment

  1. Click Assignments within the course navigation.
  2. Create a new assignment. assignments page
  3. Enter the Assignment Name, number of Points, Due Date, and any other relevant information needed for the assignment.
    • Scores from Obojobo range from 0%-100%, so a student who scores a perfect 100% will get the number of points you specify here. (For example: If a student scores a 50% for this widget and you specify 20 points for this assignment then they will receive 10/20 points).
  4. In the Submission Type section, select External Tools from the drop-down menu. Click inside the input box that appears and click the Find button.obojobo-lti-3
  5. A popup dialog box will appear. Scroll down and select Obojobo. This will open up a window to create an Obojobo instance.obojobo-lti-4

Select a Learning Object

Now you select the Obojobo instance you’d like to use.

  1. You can see that the Obojobo window contains two options. If you’re new to Obojobo or would like to use an Obojobo object that has already been created by a subject matter expert team at UCF, select Community Library. If you want to use an object that you’ve built previously in Obojobo, select Personal Library.obojobo-lti-5
  2. Select an object from the list that you’d like to include as an assignment and click on the Create Instance button to go to the Create Instance form.obojobo-lti-6
  3. On the Create Instance form you can specify a few options:
    • Instance Name will be the title of the instance.
    • Attempts will specify how many tries a student has to take the assessment for this instance. If you specify more than one attempt you will be able to determine how to calculate the final score that will be sent to your Webcourses Gradebook.
    • Allow Past Scores to be Imported will allow students who have already taken this object in the past to import their previous highest score. (It does not automatically transfer scores once this setting is enabled; it is only an available option for students.)
  4. Click Create Instance.


Complete the Assignment

You should now be redirected back to the External Tool window.

  1. Click Select to close the External Tool window.obojobo-lti-8
  2. Click Save & Publish or Save to complete this process.obojobo-lti-9Since you are the owner of your Webcourses course you will see the Obojobo instance in preview mode. No interactions or scores are recorded in this mode. Your students’ interactions and scores will be recorded, as you would expect.

Add an Obojobo Assignment to a Module

Follow the steps above to create an Obojobo assignment, then add the assignment to a module by following the instructions below:

Add an Obojobo Assignment

  1. Click the + button to add a module item.obojobo-lti-10
  2. Select the Obojobo assignment you created, and click the Add Item button.obojobo-lti-11

Ungraded Learning Objects

Here are two other ways to include Obojobo in Webcourses@UCF. Note that using these methods won’t automatically sync Obojobo scores to your gradebook!

  • You can add an external tool to a module without having to create an assignment. Create a new module, select External Tool, and follow the instructions as described in the first section.
  • You can also simply include an Obojobo link in your course.