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How to create a Global Language assignment

Explanation

There are no changes to the assignment creation process in PLE, however, this article explains some considerations when creating assignments from Global Language content.

Resolution

There are no changes to the assignment creation process in PLE, however, there are some considerations when creating assignments from Global Language content.

Limit number of Learners in a single assignment

For optimum performance in Middlebury Interactive Languages® (MIL), it is best to limit Global Language courses to 100 Learners. This should be considered in PLE when creating classes and assignments and using class-level vs. individual assignments where there are a large number of Learners in the class.

Assignment start and due dates

During the assignment creation process in PLE, educators have the ability to set start and due dates for Global Language content the same way you would for PLATO content. After the assignment is created in PLE, an end (due) date is automatically generated 120 days from the start date in MIL. The 90 lessons that are in a Global Language course are assigned over these 120 days. This occurs even if you set a different due date in PLE. Learners will not lose access to the course after the 120 days, it just represents the time frame in which lessons are assigned. If you want to restrict access to the course after a certain time frame, refer to the due date in MIL and set the due date in PLE after the 120th day.

The start and end dates can be removed entirely, which can be used for an open or rolling enrollment course and purpose. The functionality related to both options should be considered before creating Global Language assignments.

Assignment Policies

When creating an assignment in PLE, there are three assignment policies that can be set. When creating a Global Language assignment, some of these options are not available.

  • Do you want Learners added to this assignment to retain mastery and exemption data from overlapping activities they completed in previous assignments?

Even if a Learner has taken a Global Language course previously in PLE, Apply Past Credit cannot be used to apply progress data from one assignment to another. Progress data is recorded in MIL and cannot be moved to PLE. See the link below for more information on Apply Past Credit:

Using the Apply Past Credit feature in PLE

  • How many times should a Learner be allowed to unlock a mastery test by completing the tutorial for this assignment?

Global Language courses do not contain activities such as tutorials or mastery tests. There are different types of activities in Global Language courses therefore; no option in PLE to set the number of tries for tests or quizzes. Availability to assignments can be configured in MIL. See the link below for more information on Availability and Locking:

Modify Availability and Locking of assignments in a Global Language course

What's Next

See the link below for more information on creating assignments for Global Language content in PLE:

Creating assignments in PLE

 


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