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Complete tasks in any order, AND ensure progress

Question asked by Emily Springfield on Feb 2, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 25, 2018 by Emily Springfield

Hi, folks-

Time for another puzzler.  I have a number of courses that follow this pattern:

  • Each student must complete five exercises by the end of the year (or by graduation).
  • Exercises can be done in any order.
  • Each semester, they must do at least one exercise.
  • A letter grade is given at the end of the year; a pass/fail is noted in other semesters.

So faculty need to track two things: 1) did the student do any assignment this semester? and 2) did they do one of each assignment by the end of the year?


The first item seems very simple; you just make the course last 12 calendar months and list the assignments. All five must be complete before the end of the year. But how do you know if at least one of those was completed THIS semester? Is there, perhaps, a way to export grades or submissions in a way that includes the datestamp when it was submitted? Maybe using Modules and "students must do one of the following"? Or perhaps there's an entirely different and better way of doing this?

Many thanks,