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davidh1
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Module requirements: assignments also in other modules

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I can't seem to find a direct answer to my question. I teach English and have various due dates for drafts, workshops, etc. as they lead to the final draft. These sequential assignments appear in weekly modules as the course progresses, but they also appear in a specific module for each essay. 

My question is: I want to set the Essay Module requirements so that all the previous assignments must be completed before the Final Draft can be submitted. If the assignments appear in other modules, will the requirements of the Essay Module still work? 

In other words, if assignments appear in two separate modules, will the requirements of either module be affected by that? Ideally, completing an assignment (or not) in one module will satisfy (or not) the requirements of the other module. I just want to know if that is not true.

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kmeeusen
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Hi @davidh1 

If I am correctly understanding your question, then this can be done, for the most part.

You would need to create a chain, so to speak, of module requirements and prerequisites. For example..............

  • Module 1 requires a draft outline to be marked complete,
  • Module has a prerequisite that Module 1 be completed, and a requirement that the first draft is done before that module is marked complete.
  • Module 3 has a prerequisite that Module 2 be completed, and cannot be marked complete until the second draft is done.
  • Etc., etc. etc.

Tedious to set up, but it will work, until a student doesn't complete a component on time and cannot move forward into the new week's module. These guides will help,

Tell us how it works out for you,

Kelley

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kmeeusen
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Hi @davidh1 

If I am correctly understanding your question, then this can be done, for the most part.

You would need to create a chain, so to speak, of module requirements and prerequisites. For example..............

  • Module 1 requires a draft outline to be marked complete,
  • Module has a prerequisite that Module 1 be completed, and a requirement that the first draft is done before that module is marked complete.
  • Module 3 has a prerequisite that Module 2 be completed, and cannot be marked complete until the second draft is done.
  • Etc., etc. etc.

Tedious to set up, but it will work, until a student doesn't complete a component on time and cannot move forward into the new week's module. These guides will help,

Tell us how it works out for you,

Kelley

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bowmanr
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@davidh1 

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Kelley -

I am not sure if your answer is for what David asked. The way I interpreted it is that Module 1 has assignment1 in it and module 2 has assignment2 in it.

Module 3 has assignment 3 in it.  Then module 4 has assignments 1,2 and  3 which must be completed in order.  I think he wants to know if putting a requirement on the order of assignments 1,2 and 3 in module 4 will affect their availability in modules 1,2 and 3.

That is my interpretation of his question.

Ron

davidh1
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@bowmanr Yes, you have interpreted it somewhat correctly. Think of it this way.

  1. Three assignments are posted in Modules 1, 2, and 3 are also all posted in Module 4 along with a fourth assignment that is only in Module 4.
  2. If I set the requirements in Module 4 that all the first three assignments must be completed before the fourth assignment can be submitted, does it matter whether they are posted in different modules?
  3. So back to the original question rephrased: are the requirements in Module 4 affected in any way by the fact that the first three assignments are posted in other modules?

@kmeeusen Thank you, I appreciate your response, but I don't want to prevent students from progressing through other modules. I hope it is more helpful to think of it the way I presented it above.

Not as long as you build the chain I described leading up to module 4.