Returning assignments

In Optima, you can return your assignments

  1. in the return box  or
  2. in a folder .

Please note: Read the instructions on the learning assignment carefully (How it should be done and/or how it should be returned).

The teacher can determine whether the returned assignments can only be viewed by the teacher, all groups or only the teacher’s own group. You should check with your teacher/from you workspace who is able to see your assignments.

Returning assignments in the return box

You can recognise the return box by icon.

You can return one or more assignments in the return box, edit them or remove them until the checker has evaluated them.

  1. Write the assignment on your own computer and save it on the computer or a flash drive.
  2. Go to Optima and open the correct return box by clicking its name.
  3. First click ‘Upload the chosen file from your computer’ and then ‘Browse’.
  4. The ‘File Upload’ window of your own computer opens on the screen. Find the assignment from your computer and open it.
  5. Click ‘Upload the chosen file from your computer’ again to ensure the copying of the file.
  6. Give the assignment a fitting name (such as ‘Professional Identity’) and click ‘Proceed’ to save it.
  7. Your assignment now appears in the return box. You can upload additional assignments in the same manner using the link ‘Upload object from your computer’. You can remove the assignment you have returned by clicking the red cross on the ‘Remove’ column and by confirming the removal.

After the teacher has checked your assignment and commented on it, you can view the feedback in the return box.

Peer review

You can also comment on assignments returned by other students in the return box.

  1. Open the return box.
  2. Click ‘Peer review’ link.
  3. You can read assignments returned by others by clicking the name of the assignment concerned.
  4. You can comment on the assignments by clicking the ‘Add comment’ link. Your comments can only be viewed by you, the author of the assignment and, depending on the settings, by the teacher.  This means that you are not able to view comments written by other students and other people are not able to view your comments.

Uploading files to a folder

You can recognise a folder by icon. Please note: The maximum size of the file that you can upload to Optima  is 10 MB. Make sure that the images contained in the file have been shrunk using image processing software.

You can upload more than one assignment or file in the folder and you can also create them using Optima tools (such as Light Web editor).

  1. Go to Optima and open the correct folder by clicking its name.
  2. Click ‘Add a new object’ under the folder name.
  3. Select ‘File’ from the list opening on the screen if you want to upload an assignment on your own computer or a flash drive.
  4. First click ‘Object from my computer disk’ and then ‘Browse’.
  5. The ‘File Upload’ window of your own computer opens on the screen. Find the assignment from your computer and open it.
  6. Click ‘Upload the chosen file from your computer’ again to ensure the copying of the file.
  7. Give the assignment a fitting name (such as your own family name + the key word of the name of the assignment)
  8. and click ‘Proceed’ to save the assignment.

You assignment now appears under the folder (on the left margin).

Define the object access control, if necessary:

  1. Click the wheel icon on the left margin next to the name of your assignment.
  2. Select ‘Access control’.
  3. ‘Read’ is the default setting for all users who are able to return assignments in the folder (in other words, they can view your assignments). You can also limit the number of users able to read your assignments by unticking the ‘Read all’ box and by only ticking the names of specific persons. ‘Write’ means that all other users are able to edit and remove your assignments.

For situations where you accidentally upload a wrong version of your assignment or just want to edit the assignment you have returned, see the instructions on how to edit material.

For using such tools as the ‘Light Web editor’, see the instructions on how to use the editor.