How to Use the Copy Assignment Feature

By Anna Warfield

Find this and other great teacher resources in our Education Blog!

Storyboard That has several great ideas for student activities and ways to bring digital storytelling to your classroom. We want to make it easy for you to access these resources, but also understand that you may want to make modifications to tailor it to your students. Each lesson plan activity comes with the ability to copy an assignment, by way of the "Use This Assignment With My Students" button, which provides an excellent starting point for creating fun and engaging student activities!

Get a Teacher Account
Copy Assignment
Copy Assignment


Customize this Storyboard

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)

Create a Storyboard 

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)

How Can I Copy Assignments on Storyboard That?

When you press that orange "Use This Assignment With My Students" button when logged in as a teacher, here is what happens:

  1. An Assignment is automatically created in your Teacher Dashboard.

  2. The name of the Assignment is taken from the title of the activity from the lesson plans.

  3. The student instructions are copied into the Assignment Instructions.

  4. The Quick Rubric URL is pasted into the rubric URL field. The basic rubric will appear below.

  5. The blank storyboard template is copied to your account, converted to a template, and added to the assignment.

Pretty cool, right?

What do you do after you press that button?

  1. Choose a class to give the assignment to. If you don't have any classes yet, you can make one!

  2. Give your Assignments to Classes!

  3. Optional: Customize!

Once you've clicked the "Assign to Classes" button, you'll be dropped on to the Edit Assignment page, and that's where the real fun begins.

Everything is customizable. Don't like the name of the Assignment? Change it. Want to make changes the template? Go for it, it's yours now. Need more than one template for your students? Add more templates to provide variety!

I Want Different Student Instructions

The student instructions provided are intended to be very generic in order to allow easy customization. Teachers are encouraged to change the student instructions to suit their particular assignment, grading criteria, and student needs. Often, teachers like to put in specific requirements, due dates, examples, or other important information.

Click "Edit Instructions" to change the student instructions that are automatically copied to the assignment. The text editor supports basic HTML markup, meaning you can put in bold text, lists, etc. If you don't want HTML, just enter plain text as you normally would.

Updating the Instructions on your Assignment

I Want a Different Template

When you press the "Use This Assignment" button, the provided template is automatically copied into the assignment for students to use. If you do not want to use the template, or want to make one of our own, it's easy to edit it, remove the template from the assignment entirely, and add more.

If you want to remove the provided template, click "Remove from Assignment".

Editing and Changing Templates

How to Make Templates for Students

To Add an Existing Storyboard

If you've already created a storyboard that you want students to use as a template, click the "Add Template from Your Storyboards" button. Pick any of the storyboards that appear and click "Select as Template". Then voila! Your template has been added to the assignment

Add or Create Templates for Assignments

To Create a New Template

Click the "Create a New Template" button. Add text or images, change the number of cells, change the background or text color of title and description boxes, adjust the size of each cell, etc.. When you save the storyboard, it will become a template in the assignment!

Edit Existing Template

If you like the base of the template already provided but want to add more scaffolding or images for students to use, simply click the "Edit" button below the template and make changes according to your specifications!

Seriously, it IS that easy.

Create a Storyboard

I Don't Want That Rubric

Like the student instructions, the rubrics were designed to be very generic. We all know that the best rubrics are very specific, but every classroom is different. Not all of the assignments have rubrics either, but the ones that do can be easily tailored to the assignment and the expectations you have for your students. A very specific rubric might work for a class here or there, but a highly specialized rubric would not be useful for most classes. What we've done is give you a starting point! You know your students, specific performance objectives, and curriculum best.

You have several options when it comes to rubrics.

1. Keep the Original Rubric

If you like the basic rubric, then you don't need to do anything else. The rubric is automatically attached to the assignment.

2. Copy the Original Rubric and Tailor to Your Needs

This is the option we suspect most teachers will take.

  1. In the bottom left corner of every Quick Rubric rubric, you will see, "View, Print and Copy this Rubric at….". Click on the hyperlink or copy and paste the URL into your browser to go to the page.

  2. Where to find the Rubric URL on your Storyboard That assignment

  3. Click "Copy Rubric" to make a copy the original rubric. Once you have your own version, you can make all changes you want. Save your rubric.

  4. After you save the rubric, click "View / Print Rubric" and you will see your new Quick Rubric URL in the bottom left corner!

  5. Select and copy the URL. In the rubric field of the assignment, click the "Update Rubric" button. Paste the new link in and click "Save".

  6. Add a Rubric to your Assignment on Storyboard That!

  7. Your rubric is now attached to the assignment!

3. Create Your Own Rubric on Quick Rubric

Many teachers will want to create rubrics that fit district standards or student performance objectives. This process is very similar to the process above, but here you start from scratch.

  1. On Quick Rubric, click "Create a Rubric".

  2. Fill in the rubric to suit your purposes. Add criteria and performance levels as needed.

  3. Click "Save Rubric" periodically and after you finish.

  4. After you save the rubric, click "View / Print Rubric" and you will see your new Quick Rubric URL in the bottom left corner!

  5. Select and copy the URL. In the rubric field of the assignment, click the "Update Rubric" button. Paste the new link in and click "Save".

  6. Add a Rubric to your Assignment on Storyboard That!

  7. Your rubric is now attached to the assignment!

4. Remove the Rubric Altogether

To remove the rubric from the assignment, simply delete the URL in the rubric field on the assignment and click "Save". You can always go back and put a new rubric in at any time.

I Still Need Help

We are here to help you! Contact support or talk to us on Facebook or Twitter. We would be happy to walk you through the process of copying assignments (or anything else) in an online demo. Let us know how to make Storyboard That better for you, so that your students can create incredible things.

Create a Storyboard 

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)

Help Share Storyboard That!

Read More of Our Blog

Teacher Favorites

Get the most out of Storyboard That with these great features!

Classroom Features

During your 14-Day free trial, you and your students will have full access to all the classroom features.

  • Unlimited Storyboards with up to 100 cells
  • Personal Teacher Dashboard
  • Support for Google Sign On

Photos for Class

Easily find that perfect photo thanks to integration with Photos for Class.

  • Millions of Creative Commons photos
  • Automatically cited when used
  • Makes storyboards POP

Powerful Export

After your storyboard is created easily export it to high resolution storyboard cells, PDF, slideshow, and so much more!

  • Export to PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides
  • Upload to your blog, wiki, email or social media
  • Create classroom posters and custom printables

Presentation Ready

Quickly turn any storyboard into a presentation to receive immediate feedback!

  • One Click Live Slide Shows
  • Export to PowerPoint (Keynote, and Google Slides compatible)
  • Create a new presentation just as easily after edits
Start My Free Teacher Trial
© 2019 - Clever Prototypes, LLC - All rights reserved.
Start My Free Trial
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Business Resources

All Business ArticlesBusiness Templates

Film Resources

Film ResourcesVideo Marketing

Illustrated Guides

Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class   •   Quick Rubric   •   abcBABYart   •   Storyboard That's TpT Store
Prefer a different language?

•   (English) How to Use the Copy Assignment Feature   •   (Español) Cómo Utilizar la Función de Asignación de Copia   •   (Français) Comment Utiliser la Fonction D'affectation de Copie   •   (Deutsch) So Verwenden Sie die Kopierzuordnung   •   (Italiana) Come Utilizzare la Funzione di Copia Assignment   •   (Nederlands) Hoe de Copy Opdracht Functie Gebruiken   •   (Português) Como Usar o Recurso de Atribuição de Cópia   •   (עברית) כיצד להשתמש בתכונה הקצאת העתקה   •   (العَرَبِيَّة) كيفية استخدام ميزة تعيين النسخ   •   (हिन्दी) प्रतिलिपि असाइनमेंट सुविधा का उपयोग कैसे करें   •   (ру́сский язы́к) Использование Функции Назначения Копий   •   (Dansk) Sådan Bruges Kopier Assignment Feature   •   (Svenska) Hur man Använder Copy Assignment Feature   •   (Suomi) Kuinka Copy Tehtävä Feature   •   (Norsk) Hvordan Bruke Copy Assignment Feature   •   (Türkçe) Kopya Atama Özelliğini Nasıl Kullanılır   •   (Polski) Jak Korzystać z Funkcji Przypisanie Kopiowania   •   (Româna) Cum se Utilizează Asignarea Funcția de Copiere   •   (Ceština) Jak Používat Přiřazení Funkce Kopírování   •   (Slovenský) Ako Používať Funkciu Priradenia Kopírovania   •   (Magyar) Hogyan Használjuk a Copy Hozzárendelés Szolgáltatás   •   (Hrvatski) Kako Koristiti Značajku Dodjele Kopija   •   (български) Как да Използвате Функцията за Задаване на Копиране   •   (Lietuvos) Kaip Naudotis Kopijuoti Perleidimo Funkcija   •   (Slovenščina) Kako Uporabljati Copy Dodelitev Funkcijo   •   (Latvijas) Kā Lietot Copy Pielietojums Feature   •   (eesti) Kuidas Kasutada Copy Ülesanne Feature