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Modify Availability and Locking of assignments in a Global Language course

Explanation

All lessons and assignments are available on the start date of the course. Educators have the ability to control when assignments are available to Learners and for how long. This can be done for individual assignments or all types of assignments in the course.

Availability is used to specify when you want assignments available to Learners. When configured, the identified assignment(s) will not be available to Learners until the specified time frame.

Locking is used to specify when you want the assignment no longer available to Learners. After the specified time frame has lapsed, the assignment will lock and the Learner will be unable to access it. An educator can unlock the assignment to allow the Learner to complete it.

Note: Progress data is recorded and stored in the Middlebury Interactive Languages® (MIL) Interface, therefore; assignment status cannot be edited in the PLATO Learning Environment® (PLE) Interface. In PLE, educators can restrict Learners from accessing the Global Language assignment in its entirety by locking it at the assignment level via Edit Status for Learners. See the link below for more information on editing status in PLE:

Editing Learner status in PLATO content

Prerequisites

  • You may want to condense or expand the calendar to align with your school calendar. This must be done before modifying assignment availability. See the link below for more information on editing the calendar:

Can you shorten or lengthen the time frame for Global Language courses?

How To

Modify Availability for an individual or type of assignment

Use the Available Modification option to choose when they want assignments available to students.

  1. Click the Home icon
  2. Click the Assignment List icon next to the classroom.
  3. All assignments: click Modify Availability. Click the drop down menus under Availability and select when you want that type of assignment available to Learners. Click Save when finished.

Individual assignment(s): click the pencil icon next to the assignment name. Click the drop down menu next to Day Available and change the date you want it available to Learners. Click the drop down menu next to Lesson Assigned and select the same date. Click Update when finished.

In the Calendar view of lessons, the assignment will display in black on the date specified indicating it is unavailable. The assignment(s) will become available at 12:01am on the date of the lesson. 

Modify Locking for an individual or type of assignments

Note: Locking can only be set for gradable assignments.

  1. Click the Home icon
  2. Click the Assignment List icon next to the classroom.
  3. All assignments: click Modify Availability. Click the drop down menus under Locking and select when you want a type of assignment available to Learners until. Click Save when finished.

Individual assignment(s): click the pencil icon next to the assignment name. Click the drop down menu next to Auto-Locking and change the date you want it available to Learners until. Click Update when finished.

In the Calendar view of lessons, a lock will display next to the assignment indicating it's locked. The assignment(s) will lock at 11:59pm on the day selected.

 


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