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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 "Tools" 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. 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.

4Select assessment options in the tab "Assessment." Available are: "Score granted" (incl. minimum/maximum score), "Display passed/failed" incl. option "Type of display" (manually or automatically), and "Individual comment." Save your settings.
5Upload your previously created sample solution(s) or create them directly in the tab "Sample solution".
Step 3: Publish and activate your course
1Select "Publish" in the toolbar on top.
2Check course element before clicking "Next."
3Select "All registered OpenOLAT users" from the pull-down menu in "Modification of course access."
4Click on "Finish."

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."