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Before adding a task all task files and sample solutions (optionally) should be available in an established file format (e.g. PDF documents). It is possible though to create both the tasks and the sample solutions directly in OpenOlat.

In case you have not created a course yet the chapter "Creating Courses" will help you to do so before creating your tasks by means of the following instruction.

Create Task

Step 1: Open course editor and insert task course element
1Search for your course in "Authoring", section "My entries," and open it.

2Click on "Course editor" in the drop-down menu "Administration" in the toolbar.
3Select position at which your task course element should be inserted by clicking on it.
4Select "Task" or "Grouptask" in the pop-up "Insert course elements" in the toolbar.
5Indicate a short title for your course element in the tab "Title and description" and save your settings.

Step 2: Configure task
1Select your favored sub-elements in the tab "Workflow". Only sub-elements selected can be configured in the following tabs. In the group task this is also where you select the associated groups. Save your settings.


a) Upload your previously created task file(s) or create them directly in the "Assignment" tab.

You can decide if course coaches are allowed to upload assignments by themselves, if assignments are assigned automatically or chosen by the participant manually and if an assignment is assigned only to one user/group or if the same assignment is assignment to all users/groups.

Optionally write a message for users in the section "Assign task" and configure your allocation according to your needs.

b) In group tasks you have to select groups or learning areas for which the task will be available.


Determine in the "Submission" tab whether solutions should be uploaded and/or created directly within OpenOlat. Restrict the number of submitted documents if so desired. Optionally adapt the confirmation text and configure e-mail settings. Save your settings.


In the tab "Revisions and feedback" you can defined, how many files can be upload at maximum.


Select assessment options in the "Grading" tab " Available are: "Score granted" (incl. minimum/maximum score), "Display passed/failed" incl. option "Type of display" (manually or automatically), "Individual comment" and "individual assessment documents". Save your settings.

In the case of learning path courses, you can also set here whether the task is to be disregarded in the course evaluation.

6Upload your previously created sample solution(s) or create them directly in the tab "Sample solution".

If "Score granted" is activated in the tab "Grading" the tab "Highscore" is available as well.

Determine here whether a "Congratulations title", a "Podium", a "Histogram" and/or the ranking list should be displayed. The display can be with name or anonymous.

Step 3: Publish and activate your course

Close the course editor and publish the course.

Your task is now embedded in your course. Depending on the configuration of your (group) task element course participants will be able to select a task and submit their solution. Course authors and coaches can then view and return all submitted and corrected files. With an enabled revision phase, coaches can even place revision requests for their participants. Assessment can be carried out either directly in the course element or by means of the assessment tool.

Subscribe to the course element in the course view. Whenever a course participant submits a file you will receive a corresponding e-mail or a notification in your personal menu, section "Subscriptions." The notifications is only sent if the action is finished. Alternatively you can subscribe for all uploads and changes of assessible course elements in the assessment tool.