After finalising your assignment, you are ready to schedule a timeslot. The availability of the assignment can be set for 'All learners', 'All learners with the right to extra time' or per group or class.
To schedule an assignment, follow the steps below.
- Click your domain School name in the menu on the left.
- Click label_important Courses in the menu at the top.
- Select your course or use the search bar.
- Select your assignment or use the search bar.
- Click settings Settings in the menu at the top.
- Click Timeslots in the menu on the left.
- Click the dropdown menu New timeslot and select the group.
- Fill in the date, start time and end time of your assignment.
- Optionally, check the box Set the time limit and fill in the amount of minutes.
- Click Save.
Note: if a student is part of more than one group, Ans will assign them to the longest timeslot. For example, if one of the timeslots is from 9:00 - 12:00 am and the second one is from 08:30 - 12:30, and the student is a member of both groups they will have access to the assignment from 08:30 - 12:30. This could be affected by setting a time limit, more information on that can be found below. From the student's point of view, they will only see that they continue having access to the assignment, they won't see multiple timeslots and/or have multiple attempts.
Access to the assignment
Students can only see and start the assignment if there is an allocated timeslot. If a timeslot has not yet been allocated, the students won't be able to see the assignment in the overview of the assignments.
A time limit can be set for your assignment. When the start and end times are set at 09:00 and 12:00 respectively and the time limit is set at 120 minutes, the students are able to start the assignment between 09:00 and 12:00, with a maximum time limit of 120 minutes. The student is not able to submit any more answers after 12:00, even if the time limit isn't reached yet.
If the student exits the assignment without clicking submit, the time limit will continue to count down. If the time limit expires, the assignment will be submitted automatically.
If students are entitled to extra time, it is recommended to create a group for students with the right to extra time. A specific timeslot can be created for this group and a default time can be set for all other students that aren't in the group. If you have different timeslots that apply for different groups of students, you can create multiple groups.
If the beta feature Extra time is enabled for your school, Ans provides more options. By default, Ans creates an additional group for each course called 'All learners with the right to extra time'. If a student has right to extra time (either if this is selected on school or on course level), the student will automatically be added to the group 'All learners with the right to extra time'. If you are using groups in combination with the Extra time beta feature, Ans will create separate groups for all students that have right to extra time and which are added to the group. This prevents you from having to create separate groups for each of the groups you create.
lightbulb_outline You have the option to limit the ability to start the assignment after a certain time. To do this, go to the Taking page and deselect the 'Participants may start the assignment' option.
error_outline Ans checks two times every hour if the deadline has passed or if the time limit has expired. However, this does not mean that students can submit answers after the deadline as this will automatically trigger the result to be submitted.
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