Assessment in Moodle will save you a lot of time. Read Chapter 7 and then have a look at the Assignment and Quiz modules in Chapters 10 and 11, and then add your assessment strategy to your syllabus. You can also grade or give credit for participation in forums, adding to glossaries, wikis . . . actually, most activities can be assessed. The Moodle grades and grade book support most traditional techniques and can take marking burden off of you. Plan and plan and plan and when you decided how to do the assessing, make sure you include ways you will inform your learners about assessment, about how to access online assignments, and about how to upload them and how to use the quizzes (worksheets or tests).