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Sample Assignment Submission Template

Published onNov 21, 2019
Sample Assignment Submission Template

About Sample Assignments

Sample assignments give an overview of how specific digital humanities techniques, methods, or approaches can be practiced in classroom settings at various levels. They are intended as a resource for content and as a way of estimating the time, resources, and steps required to implement student-centered digital humanities projects from lesson planning to assessment. 

How to Use this Template

  1. Familiarize yourself with the submission process documented here.

  2. When you are ready, click the “create a new pub” button on the submission page. Copy and paste this template into your new pub.

  3. Give your submission a title. Click on “Untitled Pub” at the top your pub to add a name. Please include “SUBMISSION -” before your title, e.g. “SUBMISSION - Art for Arctic's Sake: Online catalogue”.

  4. Add coauthors as collaborators by clicking the “Sharing” button to the right of your pub title. Use the search bar in the popup window that appears to find your collaborators. Select them from the list of suggestions to add them to the list. To grant them edit access change their status from “View” to “Edit” to the right of their name.

  5. For each section in the Sample Assignment Submission Template below, replace the bracketed content (“[ ]”) with your responses to the italicized questions. View published assignments for examples.

    Please do not rearrange, reformat, or remove the section titles or italicized questions. Subheaders within sections are welcome (e.g. in the Workflow section).

    Media are welcome. Please include descriptive captions. You can learn more about how to add media here. If you have questions about how to add media, we can work with you during the submission or editorial processes. Email us at digitalhandbook[at]duke[dot]edu. If you are including student work that identifies individual students, please ensure you have received their permission to include their work and to cite them. This permission may be in an email exchange, or you may wish to use a form such as this one.[1] The Handbook editors cannot be responsible for obtaining, verifying, or maintaining documentation of student permissions.

  6. When you are ready to submit, delete this “How To” and the “About” section above. Click the “Request Publication” button at the top of this page, and email digitalhandbook[at]duke[dot]edu with the following information:

    1. Your submission title.

    2. Your list of authors and preferred byline order.

    3. Which project type(s) your submission is most aligned with (please choose up to 3-4):

      1. Archival

      2. Dimensional

      3. Narrative

      4. Network Visualization

      5. Quantitative

      6. Spatial

      7. Temporal

    4. Your preferred Creative Commons license:

      1. CC-BY - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

      2. CC-0 - Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication

      3. CC-BY-NC - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

      4. CC-BY-ND - Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

      5. CC-BY-NC-ND - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

    5. Whether you need assistance uploading/embedding media.

    6. An image that we may use as a banner and thumbnail for your pub.

If you have further questions, please contact digitalhandbook[at]duke[dot]edu.

Sample Assignment Submission Template

[Optional: Embed interactive content or an image. Please include a descriptive caption.]

Author(s) & Project Role(s)

Author(s): [Name, Institutional Role, Name of Institution]

Role(s): [Role in creating/implementing this assignment]

[See this example and this example for variations on this format.]

Assignment URLs and/or Files

[Is there a public website or URL that provides more information or examples of work from this project? If yes, please provide a link or upload a file as an attachment. See this example and this example.]

Learning Objectives

What did you want students to be able to do by completing this assignment?

[List 1-3 learning objectives in paragraph or list form. See this example and this example. We encourage but don’t require formatting these following Bloom’s taxonomy.]

Technology-Dependent Learning Outcomes

Was there anything this assignment taught students that you felt they wouldn't have been able to learn through other types of class assignments?

[1 sentence - 1 paragraph. Formats vary. See this example and this example.]

Skill Level

What is the course title and level?

[1 sentence]

What kinds of prior knowledge is necessary to complete this assignment? How do students gain this knowledge?

[1 sentence - 1 paragraph]

Assignment Description

[3-5 sentence description of the assignment, including a brief explanation of the task assigned, its subject matter, tools or techniques you used, and the outcome or assignment deliverable.]

Time Needed

How much time did you allot to this project?

[1-5 sentences. Formats vary. See this example and this example.]

Support & Training

What kinds of support or training did you provide to help students learn to use new techniques or specialized tools?

[1-5 sentences. See this example and this example.]


Did you need any specialized equipment, tools, or human resources to make this assignment feasible? If so, please describe.

[1-2 paragraphs or a list. Formats vary. See this example and this example.]


How did you assess or grade this project?

[1-5 sentences. Links to relevant materials such as rubrics welcome but not required. See this example and this example.]

Challenges & Opportunities

If you assigned this project again, would you change anything? If so, what?

[3-5 sentences. If this question does not apply, please indicate with “N/A”.]

Describe any trouble spots or complications someone else might want to be aware of before trying a similar assignment in a course of their own.

[3-5 sentences.]

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