Completing Essay Assignments

In some courses, you are asked to write essays in response to topics or to questions that do not have simple answers. These essay assignments are called open response assessments (ORA) because they have a flexible design, and can include various assessment options, including peer assessments and self assessments.

In some assignments, you can also submit an image or other type of file. For information about uploading images or other files in your open response assessment, see Submit a File with Your Response.

Note: If you want to try an example open response assessment problem, check out the edX Demo Course. In addition to giving you a tour of a typical edX course, the edX Demo course contains information about open response assessments and an example peer assessment.

For more information, see the following articles:

For details on how to work with open response assessments, see:

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