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tengrrl
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Can you require x of y items are completed in a module?

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I have some optional assignments. Students can complete four of eight for credit. Is there any way that a module (or some mechanism) can lock them out after completing the maximum? 

The idea is to keep students from doing work that won't count.

Thanks for any ideas!

Traci

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bowmanr
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@tengrrl 

How about creating an assignment group for each module, put all 8 assignments in the assignment group and then drop the 4 lowest to give the 4 highest?  You have the option for each assignment group the number of low scores and number of high scores to drop.  

That way they can try all the work and get credit for their best efforts - unless that is something you do not want to do either.

I believe that would work with a points based grade book - provided all assignments are worth the same amount of points

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JillianMontague
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I think there will be a workaround for this problem, but I am facing the same problem and there is no suitable workaround yet.

bowmanr
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@tengrrl 

I can understand why you would want that functionality; however, unless it is going to complicate grading on your part - why would you want to prevent students from doing more work than required?  I would think they would learn from it.  A lot of times, I have a problem with students not doing enough work.  Having them do more work than required sounds good to me.

tengrrl
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I use a points-based system. Certain assignments are required. These are optional. I need them to complete the required work, not to pad their points with optional activities. 

bowmanr
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@tengrrl 

How about creating an assignment group for each module, put all 8 assignments in the assignment group and then drop the 4 lowest to give the 4 highest?  You have the option for each assignment group the number of low scores and number of high scores to drop.  

That way they can try all the work and get credit for their best efforts - unless that is something you do not want to do either.

I believe that would work with a points based grade book - provided all assignments are worth the same amount of points

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tengrrl
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Yes! That should work. I knew there had to be a way to do what I needed. Thank you so much!

Traci