What you need to know
Assignment and organisation of tasks
The "Grouptask" course element enables the electronic assignment of tasks to groups of students. Completed assignments can be submitted and graded electronically. Individual status (e.g. assignment of tasks, revision, submission, assessment) can be viewed at a glance at any time.
In contrast to an individual task (see Helpcard 30-090), the group task allows you to organise the submission of a group task. All group members then have access to the sub-elements of the group task.
With the document editor OnlyOffice, Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can be created and edited together.
In our video clip we show how to carry out group work in FELIX (e.g. how to create digital groups, what the group task looks like from the participants' point of view). Chapter 7 shows how to insert and configure a group task (instructions also on this Helpcard).
What you have to do
In your course, click on "Course editor" under "Administration" (top left).
The course editor will open.
In the course structure (left), activate the course element under which the new element is to be inserted.
Under "Insert course elements" (above) in the category "Assessment" select the "Grouptask" element.
You can also move the element later by dragging and dropping.
In "Title and description" in the "Short title" area, enter the title that you want to be displayed in the course structure (on the left). "Save" your entries.
Under "Visibility" and "Access" you can restrict the visibility and access to the course element if required, e.g. depending on the group or date (see Helpcard 30-000).
Under "Workflow", select which groups are allowed to process the task and whether the task is mandatory or optional.
You can (de)activate the sub-elements explained below in the workflow, which you can then configure in the subsequent tabs.
Task assignment: upload assignments for groups and make them available online.
Submission: Students can work on the assignment together and submit their solutions online e.g. via OnlyOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) (see Helpcard 20-120).
Return and feedback: Return corrected assignments with feedback.
Revision: Groups can resubmit assignments after revision.
Sample solution: Provide sample solution for all groups.
Grading: Define group or individual feedback settings with scoring or pass/fail.
If you set a date in the "Assignment deadline" field, then the assignment is only available until this date and not beyond. This means that your students must have picked up the "Assignments" by a certain date, otherwise they will no longer be available. By entering a date at this point, you can ensure that the time frame you have defined is at least formally adhered to and that students pick up assignments by the deadline. If you do this, clearly communicate the fact that the assignments are only available until a certain date to your students.
Be careful when entering the desired date: when entering dates in FELIX (e.g. submission deadline; assignment/task only available until), you must enter 23:59 for the time (not 00:00) for dates that are to include the date entered. Example: deadline for submission is on 15.10. at 23:59 (including 15.10.). If the 15.10. is entered at 00:00, the 15.10. would not be included.
If you select the processing of the task as "optional" in the "Obligation" area, then, if the "Sample solution" sub-element is activated, you can decide whether the sample solution will be visible to all users after a certain time, or only to those who have submitted the task.
Configure the selected sub-elements according to your needs in the corresponding tabs.
If you have selected the sub-element "Assignment", an assignment must be uploaded for the element to be displayed in the course view. However, if you want the assignment to be visible only at a later point in time, you can configure this over the visibility of the element.
You can leave the default setting in the "Type of assignment" section. If you want to assign only one task for all groups, you can also switch to "Automatic task assignment" - then the students do not have to manually select the available task.
Only change the setting for "Type of sampling" if you actually have as many tasks as groups. Then you can set here that a task can only be assigned to exactly one group.
The "HighScore" sub-element can be configured or used if the "Scoring" sub-element is activated and scoring is set.
Click the red cross (top right) to close the course editor. Select the "Yes, automatically" option to publish the change.
The new element is not displayed in the course view until it has been published.
Select the group task element in the course view.
Above the table you can click on Modifications to be notified (by default once a day) about submissions.
Under "All participants" you have an overview of all groups participating in the task and the sub-process (step) each group is at.
You can simulate the participant view if you also register as a participant in your course and perform an in-course role change (see Helpcard 10-021).