Adding Content to Pages and Sections - Tasks


There are three types of object that you can add to a section/page as tasks or activities for your participants:

  • Tasks

  • Questionnaires (coming soon)

This page includes information about Tasks.


Add content to sections/pages via the +New button:

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Types of Tasks

The five types of tasks that you can use to construct your program pages/sections are:

File Submission

Ask participants to submit a file. Accepted file types are pdf; word (doc/docx); powerpoint (ppt/pptx); excel (xls/xlsx); video (mp4/mov); image (png/jpg); audio (mp4/m4a).

You can also include a template or example file in the task, for participants to download and follow.

Short Response

Ask participants to submit a written response to a question.

Record a Video

Ask participants to record and submit a video.

Record a Podcast

Ask participants to record and submit a podcast.

Image Submission

Ask participants to record and submit an image/photograph.

Task Settings

All tasks include a title and description and can be flagged as Required or Optional. Tasks also have a series of settings:

  • Task Instructions

  • After Submission

  • Sharing

These are explained below.

Task Instructions:

When opening the task, the Task Instructions are displayed to the participants as per the screenshot below.

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Task Description

This should be a brief introduction to the task. The description displays at the beginning of the Task Instructions, as well as on the page (before the participant opens the task).

Detailed Instructions

Include detailed instructions for the task. You may wish to include step by step instructions; expectations for submissions; expectations for the amount of time the task should take etc.

Attached File/Template

Attach a file or template. For example, for a stakeholder analysis, you could consider attaching a standard stakeholder analysis template the participants can download, complete, and then submit.

Response Prompt

Ask the participants a specific question using the Response Prompt. Even for file, video submissions etc, it’s useful to ask them to reflect briefly on the task requirements. For example:

  • Did you find anything especially challenging about this task?

  • Where you surprised by your results?

  • If you had to complete this task again, what would you do differently?

Response Template

Participants type their responses into a free text field. You can pre-fill this field with additional notes, instructions, questions etc as a way of providing some additional guidance.


After Submission

There are several settings in tasks that relate to responses and access after the participants have submitted their tasks.

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Include Submission Custom Feedback

A standard “thank you for your submission” message displays by default after the participant has submitted a task. You can customise this message using the Include Submission Custom Feedback option.

Edit After Submission

Default is No.

Chose the 'Anytime' option to allow participants to edit their response after they have submitted it.

Include in Portfolio

Default is Yes.

Include this task in the participant's program Portfolio. Most tasks should generally be included in the Portfolio, however you may wish to exclude tasks that have little value to the participants once the program is complete, for example, a task to “introduce yourself to your fellow participants”.

Grading Method

Default is No Grading - Complete on Submission.

This is the only task grading option at this time. Additional grading options are coming soon.



The final settings in tasks relate to participants discussion the task and sharing their responses with facilitators and/or fellow participants.

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Share With Class

All task submissions and responses are shared with the program’s Facilitators and Coordinators.

Task submissions can also be shared with all participants in the cohort, using the following settings:

  • Allow opt out - If enabled, this allows the participants to choose whether or not they share their submission with their fellow participants in the cohort/class. If disabled, then all submissions are shared with all participants.

  • Hide from other participants until they submit - If enabled, participants will not be able to see the submissions of fellow participants until they have submitted their own work. This is to prevent copying etc. If disabled, all participants will be able to see submitted responses as soon as they are submitted.

  • Class discussion on response - If enabled, all participants in the cohort can comment and discuss their fellow participant’s submissions. If disabled, only Facilitators and Coordinators can comment on and discuss a participant’s submission.

About the Task Clarification Discussion If enabled, a general clarification discussion is enabled in the task. All class discussion can be viewed/read by all participants, facilitators and coordinators. We suggest enabling this option only when participants might need to ask questions about the task itself.
Enable Facilitator Discussion If enabled, this allows facilitators to discuss or comment on a participant's submission.