There are two types of assignments an instructor can give. One is called an external assignment.
This type of assignment is completed either outside of the online course
environment in an external application such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Access,
or manually entered as a TEXT or HTML file. When completing your assignment
outside of the online course environment, you then upload the work to your
Next, let's look at the other type of assignment an instructor can give.
Another type of assignment is called a worksheet. Worksheets allow you to type on screen and directly submit your work into the course tool.
When you're ready, click on the Discussion Activity link in the left column.