Understanding assignments (lessons, challenges, exercises and missions)

What are assignments?

Assignments are the four types of content (lessons, challenges, exercises and missions) that you can assign to students on Checkology. Your Checkology course can consist of as many of these assignments as you want!


Types of assignments

Lessons ("Learn")
Introductions to core concepts in news literacy. Most lessons are hosted by a subject matter expert and consist of instructional videos and assessments containing real-world examples. Read more about Checkology's core lessons here.
Exercises ("Practice")
Additional practice for assessments introduced in lessons. For example, "InfoZones" exercises ask students to practice zoning real-world examples of information by determining whether a post, article or video is news, opinion, propaganda, entertainment, raw information or advertising.
Challenges ("Extend")
Extensions of concepts introduced in lessons. For example, the challenge "Watergate: An Iconic Investigation" has students research the Watergate scandal, an important example of investigative journalism like the others in the "Democracy's Watchdog" lesson, and create a resource sharing their findings with peers.
Missions ("Fact-check")
Fact-checking activities in which students get to the bottom of a piece of information using digital verification tools and skills they learn about in the Check Center. 

To see all of the lessons, challenges, exercises and missions available to you on Checkology, click the "Content" tab in your educator account. Then, use the "Learn," "Practice and Extend," and "Fact-check" buttons to expand each category: 

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Building courses with assignments

To assign content to students, you'll first need to create a class. You'll then be able to assign content to the class by building a course.

  Related article: Quick guide to assigning a course

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