Much like the abacus, this support page has been replaced with a newer, better tool!

GO TO THE NEW ONLINE HELP

Möbius Help

7.7 Policy Sets

A Policy Set is a collection of properties applied to an activity that control how a student is able to complete and review their attempt at that activity. A Policy Set is created using the Edit Policy Set Editor from the Content Repository and is then stored as supporting content. Policy Sets can then be applied to one or more selected activities in the Content Repository.

Policy Set General Properties are overall settings for the activity such as:

  • Time limit
  • Displaying the Launch Page
  • Visibility of the activity to a student

Policy Set Feedback (During) are settings specific to an activity attempt while it is in progress such as:

  • Hint, feedback, and grade displays

Ability to resubmit responses Policy Set Feedback (After) are settings specific to an activity after the attempt has been submitted for grading such as:

  • Feedback, correct response, and grade displays

Policy Set Only Applicable to Lessons properties are defined if the activity you are building is a lesson.

Create a Policy Set

A Policy Set is created using the Edit Policy Set Editor which is accessed through the Content Repository:

1. Click Content Repository from the Class Homepage.

2. Click Policy Sets from the panel of your selected source.

3. Click Create New.

4. Select Policy Set from the "Create New" menu.

NOTE: A Policy Set can also be created by clicking A. Create New from the main Content Repository menu and selecting B. Policy Set.

5. Define a title for your new Policy Set in the Edit Policy Set Editor.

NOTE: A Policy Set can’t be saved unless it has a defined title.

6. Set the General Properties for the Policy Set:

Property:

Default setting:

Explanation of options:

Time Limit

Unlimited

Enable: if a time limit is set (measured in minutes), the time remaining to complete the activity is continuously displayed while the activity is in progress. The timer flashes red for ten seconds when five minutes remain. The timer is red for the remaining time, and flashes again when the time limit has expired. If the time limit expires while the activity is in progress, the student will not be allowed to navigate to the next question or enter responses. However, the student is still able to submit their activity (whether all questions are completed or not). The timer does not stop until the student runs out of time or clicks Submit Assignment. The timer will continue to run even if the student clicks Quit & Save.

Disable: leave “Time Limit” blank for no time limit.

Show Launch Page

On

On: when a student begins their attempt, the first screen displayed is a preview of the activity properties.

Off: the student is not given a preview of the activity properties and immediately begins their attempt.

Limit Visibility by Dates

Off

On: the activity is only visible to the student on their Class Homepage and Calendar from the defined Start Dates/Times to the End Dates/Times.

Off: the activity is always visible to the student on their Class Homepage and Calendar outside of the Start and End Dates/Times but unavailable for attempts.

Limit Visibility by Advanced Policies

Off

On: the activity is only visible to the student on their Class Homepage and Calendar if the student has satisfied the Advanced Policies.

Off: the activity is always visible to the student on their Class Homepage and Calendar regardless of the requirements of the Advanced Policies.

7. Set the Feedback (During) properties for the Policy Set that control what is allowed while the activity is in progress:

Property:

Default setting:

Explanation of options:

Show Hints

Off

On: the student can view available hints for each question.

Off: no hints are revealed to the student.

Show One Hint At A Time

Off

On: reveal hints one at a time when “Show Hints” is enabled.

Off: all available hints for a question will be revealed simultaneously when “Show Hints” is enabled.

Show Current Grade

Off

On: display the student’s current grade for the activity while it is in progress.

Off: do not display the student’s current grade for the activity while it is in progress.

Allow Resubmit

On

On: once a student has submitted a response to a question and moves on to the next question, they are allowed to return to a previous question re-enter a response.

Off: once a student has submitted a response to a question and moves on to the next question, they can’t return to a previous question to re-enter a response.

How Did I Do?

Off

On: the student can check the correctness of their response while the activity is in progress.

Off: the student can’t check the correctness of their response while the activity is in progress.

Maximum “How Did I Do?” Uses

Unlimited

Enable: a maximum number of times per question that a student can use the “How Did I Do?” function.

Disable: leave blank for unlimited usage of the “How Did I do?” function.

Show Correct Answer

Never

Choose to display the correct answer when a student uses the “How Did I Do?” function during the activity.

Choose from:

 

  • Always— the correct response is shown regardless of the correctness of the student’s response.
  • If Correct— the correct response is only shown if the student submitted a correct response.
  • If Incorrect— the correct response is only shown if the student submitted an incorrect response.
  • Never— the correct response is not revealed to the student.

Show Question Feedback

Never

Choose to display question feedback when a student uses the “How Did I Do?” function during the activity.

Choose from:

  • Always— feedback is shown regardless of the correctness of the student’s response.
  • If Correct— feedback is only shown if the student submitted a correct response.
  • If Incorrect— feedback is only shown if the student submitted an incorrect response.
  • Never— no feedback is shown to the student.

NOTE: Use caution with some combinations of settings.

Example: Enabling “Allow Resubmit” and “How Did I Do?” provides students with the equivalent of a solution manual while attempting the activity. Students can check the feedback and change their response to the question.

Example: Enabling “Show Current Grade” and “How Did I Do?” will permit students to get immediate feedback on questions and then retry the activity.

8. Set the Feedback (After) properties for the Policy Set that control what is visible to the student after the activity is graded and recorded in the Gradebook:

Property:

Default setting:

Explanation of options:

Show Final Grade

On

On: display the student’s final grade achieved for the activity.

Off: do not display the student’s final grade for the activity.

Show Correct Answer

If Incorrect

Choose to display the correct answer for each question when the activity is graded.

Choose from:

  • Always— the correct response is shown regardless of the correctness of the student’s response.
  • If Correct— the correct response is only shown if the student submitted a correct response.
  • If Incorrect— the correct response is only shown if the student submitted an incorrect response.
  • Never— the correct response is not revealed to the student.

On the final results screen, the student will have the option to print their results.

Show Question Feedback

Always

Choose to display question feedback for each question when the activity is graded.

Choose from:

  • Always— feedback is shown regardless of the correctness of the student’s response.
  • If Correct— feedback is only shown if the student submitted a correct response.
  • If Incorrect— feedback is only shown if the student submitted an incorrect response.
  • Never— no feedback is shown to the student.

On the final results screen, the student will have the option to print their results.

9. If you are creating this Policy Set for a lesson, set the Only Applicable to Lessons properties that control how the lesson is categorized as complete:

Property:

Default setting:

Explanation of options:

Complete When

Viewed & Attempted & Passed All Sections

Choose when the lesson will be considered complete based on the student meeting the conditions from the drop-down.

Choose from:

 

  • Viewed & Attempted & Passed All Sections— when all sections of a lesson have been viewed, attempted, and passed by a student, the system considers the lesson complete.
  • Viewed & Attempted All Sections— when all sections of a lesson have been viewed and attempted by a student, the system considers the lesson complete.
  • Viewed All Sections— when all sections of a lesson have been viewed by a student, the system considers the lesson complete.

 

The completion status determines when to show a check mark on the Class Homepage and in the Gradebook.

Advanced Policies, when applied to a lesson, also use this setting to determine completeness to allow a student to progress to the next lesson.

Allow Submit

Off

On: a “Submit Lesson” button is provided to the student and the lesson functions as an assignment. Submitting the lesson will generate a grade and will reset the state of all questions in the lesson for subsequent attempts. Off: the lesson is not able to be submitted for grading like an assignment.

10. Review your selected Policy Set properties and click Save.

11. The Policy Set is now available in your Content Repository to be applied to activities.

View a Policy Set

To view existing Policy Sets:

1. Click Content Repository from the Class Homepage.

2. Click Policy Sets from the panel of your selected source.

3. Click the Policy Set name.

4. The properties of the selected Policy Set are displayed as a read-only preview in a new panel.

Edit a Policy Set

To edit an existing Policy Set:

1. Click Content Repository from the Class Homepage.

2. Click Policy Sets from the panel of your selected source.

3. Click the Policy Set name.

4. Click Edit in the selected Policy Set preview panel.

5. Modify the Policy Set as needed in the Edit Policy Set Editor and click Save to confirm your changes.

6. You are able to edit a Policy Set that is applied to an activity that already has existing student attempts (both completed and in progress). After clicking Save for your Policy Set edits, a pop-up appears to show which activities will be affected by these Policy Set changes. Select the Update Existing Attempts check box and then click Confirm to apply this modified Policy Set to the affected attempts. These existing attempts reflect the Policy Set edits in real-time.

NOTE: All Policy Set edits update within existing attempts except “Time Limit” ( Example: Adding a time limit to an in-use Policy Set with in-progress attempts that were started before this edit will not have a time limit applied).

NOTE: Updating existing attempts can also be performed from the Policy Set preview panel by selecting A. Update Existing Attempts and then B. Confirm.

NOTE: A parent class’s Policy Set and any changes made to that Policy Set are automatically inherited by a child class. A child class can edit the applied parent Policy Set creating an editable Policy Set copy which is then applied to that child class and its descendants. The original parent Policy Set remains available in that child class.

Apply a Policy Set to an Activity

Policy Sets are stored as supporting content and can be applied to single or multiple activities in the Content Repository. You can also apply Policy Sets to specific activities using one of the following editors:

  • Lesson Editor— existing Policy Sets are available to apply to the lesson you are building in the Lesson Editor or you can choose to not use a Policy Set (see "Lesson Editor Lesson Properties").
  • Assignment Editor— existing Policy Sets are available to apply to the assignment you are building in the Assignment Editor or you can choose to not use a Policy Set (see "Assignment Editor Assignment Properties").

To apply an existing Policy Set to an activity in your Content Repository:

1. Click Content Repository from the Class Homepage.

2. Navigate to the specific activity to which you want to apply a Policy Set.

NOTE: This activity could be from any source in the Source panel.

3. Select the activity’s check box.

NOTE: A Policy Set can be applied in bulk by selecting the check boxes of multiple activities in the Content Repository.

4. Click Apply Policy Set from the bottom menu.

5. Click the Policy Set you want to apply to the activity from the list of Policy Sets.

NOTE: This will display a read-only preview of the selected Policy Set to remind you of its properties.

6. Click Apply after you have chosen the Policy Set you want to use.

7. A success message appears to notify you that the Policy Set has been applied to the selected activity.

Share a Policy Set

To share a Policy Set:

1. Click Content Repository from the Class Homepage.

2. Click Policy Sets from the panel of your selected source.

3. Click the Policy Set name that you want to share.

4. Click Share in the selected Policy Set preview panel.

5. The link to the Policy Set is displayed (A). Click the method you want to use to share this Policy Set link:

B. Export to Course Module— creates a new Course Module containing this Policy Set

C. Clone— creates a copy of the Policy Set

D. Share with Möbius Cloud— make the Policy Set accessible by users outside of your institution

E. Share with this instance— make this Policy Set accessible within your institution

F. Share with this class— the Policy Set is only accessible to your class (selected by default)

6. Click Done after choosing how you want to share this Policy Set.

TIP: Bulk sharing, cloning, and exporting can be done by selecting the check boxes of multiple Policy Sets in the Policy Sets panel and clicking Share, Clone, or Export.

Delete a Policy Set

To delete a Policy Set:

1. Click Content Repository from the Class Homepage.

2. Click Policy Sets from the panel of your selected source.

3. Click the Policy Set name that you want to delete.

4. Click Delete in the selected Policy Set preview panel.

5. Click Confirm to delete the Policy Set.

TIP: Bulk deletion can be done by selecting the check boxes of multiple Policy Sets in the Policy Sets panel and clicking A. Delete and then B. Confirm.

NOTE: If the selected Policy Set(s) is currently in use within an activity, you can’t delete it. Once you have removed it from use in all affected activities by replacing it with another Policy Set, it can then be deleted.

Other Functions with Policy Sets

To apply other functions to Policy Sets, select at least one Policy Set check box. Then, click one of the following functions:

Add to — add the Policy Set to a Course Module or subject.

A. Remove and then B. Confirm— take the Policy Set away from its current use in a Course Module or a subject.

TIP: Click Clear Selection to deselect any Policy Set check boxes that have been selected.