Flexible tasks allow you to set homework for your students that does not require a submission.
When should I use a Flexible task?
Flexible tasks provide a number of ways for teachers to have more freedom in how they structure work for their students. Here's just a few examples:
- Sharing a video or article for students to digest before the next class
- Distributing revision materials
- Setting an optional task that students can complete on their own time
- When implementing the Flipped learning/ Flipped classroom model
Title: First, enter the title for the homework. This will appear on the public calendar, as well as the students' personal calendars and To-Do List.
Describe the task for your students: Fill this box with the information the students need to know about the task. You can format your text using the available options. To upload resources, images or other attachments, scroll down to the Attachments area.
Subject: Select a subject for the task. This will help students locate their homework on the school calendar. It’s also important for reporting purposes.
Class group(s): Select the class group your homework will be assigned to from the drop down menu. You can set homework to multiple classes in one go! You can also set homework to a class you are covering; simply search for it by name or click on Show other classes to view the full list.
Marking scheme: No marking scheme can be selected for flexible tasks as there is no submission to be marked.
Issue and Completion dates: The Issue date field allows you to set the date on which the task will first appear in the school calendar as well as the student and parent personal calendars. This allows you to set homework far in advance but prevents students from rushing ahead. The Completion date field allows you to select the last day the task will be visible on your student's To do list.
How should students submit the task: The submission method of a flexible task is always set to 'No submission required'. This will be clearly communicated to students and parents when reading the task.
Estimated completion time: Indicate approximately how long the flexible task should take to complete.
Attachments (optional): Add attachments to the flexible task by dropping them on the upload area or by pressing the Upload from my computer button. Alternatively, store files on your My Drive in Satchel One for easy access from any device, or choose any of the other available options.
💡Top tip: Attachments appear on the public school calendar. When sharing sensitive information, please use the 🔒padlock to make your files only accessible by logged in users.
Google and Office integration
If you use Google Apps or Office 365 at school, you can upload attachments directly from Google Drive or OneDrive in a single click.
Add web links by pasting the URL of the site you wish to use into the field below. We will embed these for you so your students won't be distracted by the irrelevant material.
When you have completed the form, press Publish assignment.
💡Top tip: Started a flexible task but don't have time to finish? Save it as a draft to come back to it later. You can find it again in My Resources > My drafts.