University of Innsbruck

30-160 Grouptask


With the Grouptask you can organise the submission of a group work, contrary to the course element Task (see HelpCard 30-150). All group members have access to the elements of the group task. Finished works can be submitted electronically and assessed.

The status of the process (Assignment of tasks, submissions, assessment) can be viewed easily and quickly.

In HelpCard 20-010, you can find out how to create a group.

Important Steps

  1. Open your course via Authoring.
  2. Click onto Administration and then Course editorThe Course editor opens up.
  3. Choose Insert course elements in the upper left-hand corner and under Assessment the course element GrouptaskThe Course element has been added to the course structure and can (if necessary) be moved to a different place via Drag&Drop. Alternatively it is possible to add course elements with the Quick-Add function in the yellow-lined menu on top of the course: Insert the name of the course element into the Quick-Add bar and push the Enter button.
  4. Fill in the title shown in the course structure under Title in the tab Title and description and, if desired, fill in the Description. Click onto Insert additional information to add Objectives, instructions or instructions for the coach. In Addition to this, you can Set a link for this course element by clicking onto the blue text and copying the predefined link. Save your changes.
  5. In the tabs Visibility and Access or Learning path you can, if desired, regulate the visibility and the access to the course elements:
    • If your course is a Conventional course, you will find more detailed information in HelpCard 10-030.
    • If your course is a Learning path course, you will find more detailed information in HelpCard 10-031. In addition to the options for completion criteria mentioned, you have a choice between the following conditions as well:
      • Score: The course element is done when a points minimum score has been reached. Please note: A minimum score and a maximum score have to be filled in the tab Grading.
      • Passed: The course element is done when it has been assessed as passed either manually or automatically. Please note: If you tick the option automatically by threshold score besides Type of display in the tab Grading, fill in at which score the course element will be marked as passed.
      • Execution done: The course element is done when all steps in the workflow have been completed.
  6. In the tab Layout you can change the layout of course elements. You can add background images to course elements or change the font colour. How to do this you will find in HelpCard 10-033 Layout.
  7. In the tab Workflow, choose which elements of the course element Grouptask should be activated:
    • Groups/Areas: Select one or multiple groups/areas that the task should be assigned to (Groups can be used within or outside of a course. Areas can only be used within a given course).
    • Obligation: You can define if the submission of the task is to be mandatory or optional (only available in conventional courses).
    • Relative dates: Instead of using calendar dates you can work with relative dates. There, you can for example choose how many days after the start of the course the group task assignment should stay open.
    • Task assignment: Choose an assignment deadline until which the task can be provided or assigned.
    • Submission: Choose a submission deadline until which the submission is allowed.
    • Late submission: This setting appears only if Submission is checked. It allows a late submission after the submission deadline.
    • Return and feedback: Corrected tasks can be returned together with feedback.
    • Revision: The task can be submitted anew after a revision phase.
    • Sample solution: A sample solution will be provided for participants.
    • Grading: Individual feedback, a score or to Display passed / not passed is possible.
    • In addition, under Documents configuration, you can set up the possibility for Coaches to manage sample solutions or tasks in the course. To do this, place a check mark next to Coaches can add and edit documents.
  8. Configure the following tabs according to your preferences. You can find an overview of the options in HelpCard 30-151.
  9. Click onto the red X in the upper right-hand corner to close the Course editor. To publish these changes, choose the option Yes, automatically (for further information about the publishing of course contents see HelpCard 10-020). The course view has been adjusted to include any changes made.

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