The assignment tool in FLO can be used to deliver take-home exams. In this format, students get access to the exam question/topic at a particular time, then need to submit (either by uploading a file or by typing text directly into FLO) by the due date.
Good practice guides and tip sheets
Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation.
Links to resources that relate to take-home exams are provided below.
The Due date will show to students in the Timeline block, marked as 'due'
Dates added using completion tracking show to students in the
Timeline block, marked as 'should be completed'
User override dates show to students in the Timeline block, marked as 'override'
Group override dates don't currently show to students
Important: Cut-off date/time setting
If the Cut-off date is not enabled, late submission (after the Due date) is possible.
The images above depict a scenario where students are provided with the exam instructions 2 days before the Due date. The instructions in the assignment description state that ‘late submissions will not be accepted’, so the Cut-off date is the same as
the Due date.
For an exam that has a strict time limit
(for example, a 3-hour exam), ensure the Cut-off date is set to at least 15 minutes
after the Due date to allow for last-minute technical issues. If students submit after the Due date but before the Cut-off date, their exam will be accepted but will be recorded in FLO as being late.
This is how the assignment displays to students before the Allow submissions from date/time: