Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pending Items: The Assignment Purgatory of ANGEL

What on earth is a Pending Item?

Sometimes, have students said they have submitted an assignment created using the Assessment tool but when you go to check it out, it's not there?  Do you know about the Pending area in ANGEL?  Pending is the Purgatory of ANGEL where the assignment is not submitted, but not available to students either.  This is when you will have to access the Pending items and make a few decisions.

First, go to the item and choose Utilities

The Utilities menu will open up a window like this:

Choose the last item on the list:  Pending Items. If there is no student work in the Pending area, you do not have to do anything more.   However, if there is student work in the Pending area, it will show up in a list.  

If you would like to see what students have done so far, you can choose the View button.
If you want to delete the student submission so the student can try again, choose the Delete button.
If you want to just submit what the student has done so you can grade what is there, choose the Submit button.

That's all there is to it, but it is an important area for you to check regularly.  Remember:  PENDING!

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