As a teacher, I have the ability to lock an assignment to prevent students from making additional submissions. I can choose to lock on a specific date and time, or to lock now (which will default to the current date and time).
Using the Schoology assignment API, I can see whether an assignment has been locked or not (dropbox_locked field). I can also enable or disable submissions (putting an update that includes the allow_dropbox field).
How would I do the following using the API (instructions don't seem to mention these)?
Lastly, since I can't alter the lock state via the API, for assignments where I need to prevent students from uploading any more submissions or revisions, is there any downside or difference if I disable assignment submissions as opposed to using the lock feature?
Hi ParitoshT, if you are recommending that I continue to review the documentation because you are aware of something specific that I missed, I would appreciate a hint as to what I missed when I read it through previously. Thanks.
I recommend working with the Schoology support contacts in your school district who might be able to help you figure this out. Otherwise, they can reach out to the Schoology team through a support case as they can access a site to take a closer look at your setup to assess your requirements and guide you further with this.
Meanwhile, we hope that other community members jump in and share their insights on this.