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By following this guideline you will have created a task or group task for your course in no time.


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 "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.

aktualisieren, hier fehlt der Tab Highscore


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

Sie können festlegen, ob auch Kurs-Betreuer Aufgaben hochladen dürfen, ob Aufgaben automatisch zugewiesen oder vom Lerner manuell gewählt werden, ob eine Aufgabe nur einem Benutzer/einer Gruppe oder dieselbe Aufgabe allen Lernenden/Gruppen zugewiesen wird.

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.

4In the tab "revisions and feedback" können Sie einstellen, wieviele Dateien maximal eingereicht werden können.

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.

aktualisieren, neue Option + Highscore tab

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

Sofern bei der "Bewertung" Punkte vergeben wurden, steht auch der Tab "Highscore" zur Verfügung.

Bestimmen Sie hier, ob ein "Siegertreppchen", ein "Histogramm" und/oder die Ranking-Liste angezeigt werden soll. Die Darstellung kann mit Namen oder anonym erfolgen.

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." Die Benachrichtigung wird erst dann ausgelöst, wenn eine Aktion abgeschlossen ist. Alternativ können Sie auch die Einreichungen für alle bewertbaren Kursabusteine im Bewertungswerkzeug abonnieren.

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