[LON-CAPA-users] "lock and unlock assessments"

William Paddock paddock_wa at elps.k12.mi.us
Fri Feb 28 18:53:27 EST 2014

I'm not familiar with the "lock and unlock" parameter, but in situations
like the one you describe, I simply change the absent students' due date
to some time in the past (or open date to some time after the due date).
This is similar to what you suggest the TA might do with locking. Would
that take care of the issue?


> On Feb 28, 2014, at 5:54 PM, "Mills, Douglas G" <dmills at illinois.edu>
> HI All,
> Can anyone enlighten me as to what exactly the privilege to “lock and
unlock assessments” is and how one uses it?  Can it be used on a
per-student level?  Use case: students are required to enter their lab
data while in the lab (I.e. actually do the experiments and enter their
actual data).  However, inevitably despite numerous stern warnings about
failing the course if data is entered from anywhere but the lab itself,
there are always a handful of students each semester who oversleep or
whatever, get up panicked and start making up and entering data from
their dorms. I’d love for the IP-based restrictions to be workable as
that would be a wonderfully elegant solution, but at this point anyway
the campus wireless is all one big pool of IP numbers (how about
GPS-based restrictions? :-).  So failing that, we’re thinking if there
were an easy way for a TA ten minutes into the class to take note of
absent students and simply lock their labs. Can that be done with this
privilege and if so, how?  I’m guessing that’s not what it’s intended
for, but thought it was worth asking. Thank you!
> Doug
> Douglas Mills
> Director of Instructional Technologies
> Department of Chemistry
> University of Illinois
> dmills at illinois.edu
> (217) 244-5739
> <Part.002>

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