Activation codes are used to password-protect assignments. They are useful in scenarios where you are administering a test for several groups of students at different times, and you do not want students in different groups to share a password. Each activation code is valid for a fixed amount of time, and you can generate more codes as needed.
Obtaining activation codes
To obtain an activation code for use on a password-protected assignment, go to Supervision.
When supervising an assignment that requires a key, give an activation code to students so that they can start. You only need one code per room of students.
Note: By default, activation codes expire 30 minutes after they are first used. Take precaution when extending this duration.
Configuring an assignment to require an activation code
To configure an assignment to require an activation code, go to the assignment and select the Settings tab, and under Environment Settings, open the Restrictions group. Select the Requires key option.
Starting an assignment that requires an activation code
If an assignment has been configured to require an activation code, the student will be prompted to provide the code when they access the assignment. Give the code to the student when applicable.
Adding time to a supervised assignment
If a student is working on an assignment in a supervised setting and you need to give the student additional time, go to the student's assignment and select Add extra time from the overflow menu.
You can add time logged in as either yourself or the student. If you are at the student's computer, you will need to provide your administrative code (located under Supervision in the user menu) in order to make the change. The administration code is private and should never be given to students.