How do I deactivate or "lock" an assignment?

rberrett
Journeyman

How do I deactivate or "lock" an assignment?

Hi all,

 

I'd like to "deactivate" or "lock" assignments, e.g. prevent students from turning in work after a certain date (say at the end of the term or semester).  A deactivated assignment would still show up in the calendar and on any assignment blocks, but the students just could no longer upload work to the dropbox associated with the assignment any longer.  Is there such a feature?

 

A follow-up question... I suppose that editing the assignment and removing the dropbox capability of the assignment would accomplish what I am after.  Will removing the dropbox from the assignment also remove all previously submitted student work?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Best regards, 

 

Russell Berrett

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PS_AM1
Veteran

Hi @rberrett,

 

Thank you for your post!  I understand you would like to lock or deactivate assignments to prevent students from turning in work after a certain date.  At this time, the feature to lock or deactivate an assignment is not available.  You are correct!  Removing the option to submit online will remove the dropbox, however, any assignments that have been submitted will not be removed. The submitted assignments will not be viewable until you re-enable the option "Allow students to submit work online".  I hope this information is helpful, and if you have any questions let me know!

 

 

 



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reynoldsn
Specialist

@PS_AM1 @rberrett 

 

How do we unlock assignments in PowerSchool?  Here is a message I'm getting on a grade sync between LMS and PTP?

 

HTTP response HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request response: {"message":"At least one of the specified assignment sections is locked.","errors":[{"resource":"AssignmentSection","code":"Locked"}]}

jamiem7
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

@reynoldsn 

 

This is common when the reporting term has been locked and your LMS is attempting to update the grade for the locked reporting term.  Is your reporting term that in which the grades are attempting to sync locked?



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deitmx01
Hobbyist

What are the chances that PowerSchool is going to add the option to lock assignments so that students can no longer submit them?

 

Marianne Deitche

Fort Wayne, Indiana

MuskanS
Community Support Expert
Community Support Expert

Hi! @deitmx01 

 

Currently, there is a timestamp on each submission and an alert to the teacher if the submission came in late after it's due.  However, you can share the idea with the product team in the PowerSchool Ideas Portal to add the option to lock assignments.  

 

To learn more about the Ideas Portal, we recommend reviewing the article on PowerSchool Ideas Portal FAQs 

 


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