Assignment tasks fundamentally treat two kinds of content object: the assignment description (which can include particular instructions as well as more general guidelines, attached files, recommended reading lists, learning outcomes, etc.), and the assignment submission. These latter terms will continue to be used in this space to disambiguate content types.
There are three roles which have to deal with these two content objects:
- The description author
- The submitter
- The reviewer (i.e. that person who reviews the submission, returning it to the submitter with some sort of evaluation or feedback)
Often the author and reviewer are contained within a single role, but this is by no means essential. Teaching Assistants or tutors will often be called upon to review work for which they have not set the terms, and there are many use cases which call for peer review.