Tutorial: Making your case available to students


In this tutorial we will cover how to manage students’ progress through a standard case in Allele. Case logistics are the primary way to determine when your case is made available to students, and when it is due. The most common way this is done is by setting release dates and due dates at the case level. Setting the initial state of the first phase to “unlocked” and all subsequent phases to “locked” by default will prevent students skipping ahead within your case, as the individual phases will only unlock once the previous phase has been submitted.

Key terms

Release date: The case will become accessible to your students pending any incompatible phase logistics or phase states.
Due date: The case will become “read-only” to your students, and they may no longer edit or submit any phases without manual intervention.

Getting started

Once you have published your Teach space, you will need to configure each of your cases to have both a release date and a due date. Typically, you will want to set the first phase in your case to be unlocked when the case is released. This will allow students to freely access the phase and its content. The subsequent phases should be set to the locked phase state. Once students submit the previous phase, the next phase will become unlocked by default.

This teaching pattern may be altered by applying phase logistics to individual phases.

Tip: If you want to see what your case looks like to a student, click the “Preview” button on the left side of the Case overview

See also: How-To: Configure Teach Logistics for Case(s)