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leflers
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"Sequential Order" after students have started a module

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When editing a module, if I select the box that says "students must move through requirements in sequential order," will it force students who have already completed some of the assignments to complete them again before moving on?

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James
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Renee, this is true in your testing with the test student, but it gives a very false sense of what happens in reality.

Students do not need to repeat items they have already completed. However, if the requirements have changed and the student hadn't actually completed it before, then they may think they are repeating it.

For example, if a module has (1) study guide (mark as complete), (2) honor statement (submit assignment), and (3) exam (score at least 0) in it and there was requirements did not have to be completed in sequence, then the student could have looked at the study guide and moved on to the other stuff and perhaps even submitted the honor statement. 

Once the sequential requirements are enforced, they would not be able to go through and look at the honor guide until they looked at the study guide and marked it as done.They might think they completed it because they looked at it, but they didn't because they didn't mark it as done. However, once they marked the study guide as done, the requirement for the honor statement would already be fulfilled because they had submitted it, and they would be allowed to go on to the exam.

To verify this, I went in as a student in a test instance and checked out a module. This is a module where sequential completion of requirements was required.

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I changed the Study Guide from "Mark as Done" to "Contribute to the page." Making this change required me to "Relock" the module. This is what it looks like now for the student. Notice that everything else past that is still complete, even though they cannot get to it.

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Renee_Carney
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 @leflers  

It's been a while since I've personally used this feature, but in my quick testing with the student view it looks like it does make the student start from the beginning of the module.

James
Navigator II

Renee, this is true in your testing with the test student, but it gives a very false sense of what happens in reality.

Students do not need to repeat items they have already completed. However, if the requirements have changed and the student hadn't actually completed it before, then they may think they are repeating it.

For example, if a module has (1) study guide (mark as complete), (2) honor statement (submit assignment), and (3) exam (score at least 0) in it and there was requirements did not have to be completed in sequence, then the student could have looked at the study guide and moved on to the other stuff and perhaps even submitted the honor statement. 

Once the sequential requirements are enforced, they would not be able to go through and look at the honor guide until they looked at the study guide and marked it as done.They might think they completed it because they looked at it, but they didn't because they didn't mark it as done. However, once they marked the study guide as done, the requirement for the honor statement would already be fulfilled because they had submitted it, and they would be allowed to go on to the exam.

To verify this, I went in as a student in a test instance and checked out a module. This is a module where sequential completion of requirements was required.

345570_pastedImage_2.png

I changed the Study Guide from "Mark as Done" to "Contribute to the page." Making this change required me to "Relock" the module. This is what it looks like now for the student. Notice that everything else past that is still complete, even though they cannot get to it.

345571_pastedImage_3.png

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Thank you so much!  Your results are the outcome I remembered as well, but when I tired it earlier it functioned differently.  It's also just a sandbox course though.  So I appreciate this so much!

llong4
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What if you changed an assignment requirement from "Submitted" to "Score at least an "80%"? Would students that had already completed the assignment and score at least an 80% have to go back and do anything else? Would the students that completed it before the change and had not reached  80%, would they have to go back and do so if they had already completed the assignment. I ask because I have had some students submit bogus work and I want the module to relock for them until they fix the work they submitted. I also have that module set as a prerequisite for another module. I would like that module to relock as well until they resubmit. Is that possible without messing up any of the students who did everything correctly?

l_alfe
Surveyor

In my course, I have set each module to require students to complete each item sequentially.  

However, I have a concern:  What if a student does not complete an item before the assignment closes?  Will that student then be allowed to proceed to following items in the module?

My worry is that the student may be locked out of the module permanently if s/he does not submit an assignment in time, since everything is sequenced and required.

--Lori A.