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Modified help files for late submissions and reduction of the number of

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of any change on the grades seen in the Grades page and in the Final Grades
list is immediate.</p>
+<p>The second table is used to set the two options for the League Table. This table
+ is (optionally) shown to the students at the end of the assignment. If the
+ number of entries is set to a number larger than zero then the table is
+ displayed to the student when the assignment is in its final phase. The other
+ option determines whether student names are shown in the table. Note the League
+ Table as seen by the teacher always shows studnet names regardless of this setting.
+
<p>The Administration page also lists the teacher's submissions (the decriptions of
the Exercise), the students' (initial) assessment of their own work, and the students'
submissions. These tables allow all these items, where appropriate, to be re-titled,
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6 lang/en/help/exercise/finalgrades.html
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grade from these two grades. The final grade given for this assignment will either be
the average of these overall grades or the overall grade of the best submission.
-<p>The League table lists each student's best submission. The table is in grade order with
- the best submission first.</p>
+<p>The League table optionally lists the best submissions. The number of entries in
+ the table is set on the Administration page, if that number is set to zero then
+ the League Table is not displayed. The table is in grade order with the best submission
+ first. Only a student's best submission is shown in the table.</p>
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5 lang/en/help/exercise/grade.html
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<p>This value determines the maximum grade which can be awarded in
the exercise. The range is 0 to 100%.. This value can be changed at
any time during the exercise. Any change has an immediate effect in
- the Grades page and to the grades given to assessments and
- submissions.</p>
+ the Grades page, the grades given to assessments and submissions and the
+ display of the final finals and the League Table (if the assignment is
+ in that phase).</p>
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28 lang/en/help/exercise/managing.html
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<P ALIGN=CENTER><B>Managing an Exercise Assignment</B></P>
<P>An Exercise Assignment is slightly more complex than an ordinary assignment.
- It involves four steps or phases. These are
+ It involves three steps or phases. These are
<OL>
<LI><p><b>Set up Exercise </b> The assessment of the work produced in the
exercise is made easier if it is broken into a number of assessment ELEMENTS.
@@ -41,24 +41,34 @@
set of submissions. This option can be changed at any time during the Exercise
by updating the Exercise, it's effect is seen immediately in the Grade page.
</p>
-
-<LI><p><b>Stop Student Assessments and Submissions</b> After the deadline
- has passed, the teacher moves the Exercise to this phase to stop further
- assessments and submissions. The teacher should complete the grading
- any outstanding assessments and submissions before moving the Exercise
- to its final phase.
+<p>When the assignment's deadline is reached a student can submit or re-submit work.
+ The work is flagged as &quot;late&quot;. The work appears in the list of work to
+ be assessed and the teacher can, if desired, assess the work in the normal way.
+ In the various lists of peices of work the submission date is shown as red (and
+ in the list of work to be be marked the period since submission is also shown in
+ red). If graded, the grade of late work is shown in red and in brackets. Such
+ grades are <b>not</b> used in the calculation of final grades and are not counted
+ in the Grades pages. The teacher can clear the late flag by going into in the
+ Administration page and clicking on the appropriate link. The work will then be
+ used in the calculation of the final grade. </p>
+
<li><p><b>Show Overall Grades and League Table</b> In this final phase of
the Exercise the students can see their &quot;final&quot; grades. In all
phases of the Exercise (except the first phase), grades are available to
the students, they are, however, only &quot;partial&quot; grades as they are
calculated on the fly from the assessments available at the time.</p>
-<p>The students (and the teacher) are also shown a &quot;League Table&quot;
+<p>In this final phase, students <b>cannot</b> make any further submissions.
+ In effect the assignment is closed and the teacher has the option of showing
+ the students examples of the best pieces of work submitted...</p>
+
+<p>The students (and the teacher) can also be shown a &quot;League Table&quot;
of the student submissions. These are listed in order of grade, the top submission
is first. Here the grade given to the submission is teacher's
grade. If a student submitted more than one piece of work only their best piece
- of work is shown in this table. </p>
+ of work is shown in this table. If the number of entries in the table is set to
+ zero then this table is not displayed.</p>
</ol>
<p>The student's grade is a weighted combination of the teacher's grading of their
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of the student revised work rather than undertaking an assessment from
scratch.</p>
-<p>When the deadline for the exercise the teacher moves the exercise to the
- next phase. This stops further submissions from the students. The assessments
- and submissions which have not be graded and assessed should now be done.
+<p>When the deadline for the exercise is reached students can continue to submit.
+ However, such work is flagged as &quot;late&quot;. The teacher can, if
+ desired, grade the work and give feedback to the student. The grades of
+ late work are held back and are <b>not</b> used in the calculation of final
+ grades. If, for whatever reason, the teacher wishes to accept a piece of
+ late work as a normal piece of work the late flag can be cleared by going
+ into the Administration page, finding the submission and clicking on the
+ appropriate link. The grade for that work will then be used in the calculation
+ of a final grades.</p>
-<p>With all the submissions graded, the exercise is moved to the
- final phase. The students can now see their final grades and the grades given to
+<p>When all the submissions have been graded, the exercise is moved to the
+ final phase. Further student submissions are now not allowed. The students
+ can now see their final grades together with the grades given to
their submissions. A student's grade for the exercise is a weighted combination
of the teacher's grade for their self-assessment and the teacher's grade for that
work. (The grade given by the student is <b>not</b> used.) For the submissions
themselves the grade is teacher's assessment. The weights used for the two
grades (the grading grade and the actual grade for the work) can be set and
- changed at any time during the assignment.</p>
+ changed at any time during the assignment (the weights are set on the
+ Administration page).</p>
<p>When the teacher allows students to resubmit work, the teacher should
consider how to set the option which controls how the student's final grade

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