Tasks are one of the most important aspects of running a unit in Doubtfire. In this article we will take a look at how we can create and manage tasks.

  1. Log in to Doubtfire

  2. Select Manage Units from the Administration dropdown:

    Manage units

  3. Select the unit you wish to administer

  4. Select the tasks tab:

    Tasks Tab

    You will now see a list of tasks, or an empty panel if no tasks have been created in the unit.

Creating a task

In Doubtfire, there is no difference in how you create and edit a task. Let's take a look at how to create a new task.

  1. Select the green Add Task button in the Task List panel.

  2. Underneath the Task List panel, you will see the Create Task panel, with the following tabs on the left hand side (from top to bottom):

    • Task Description: The general information of the task.

      Task description

    • Submission Details: The submission requirements students will need to meet in for the task to become complete.

      Submission details

    • Task Resources: The task sheet or other resources used to help students complete the task.

      Task resources

    • Plagiarism Detection: If enabled, the percentage similarity where Doubtfire creates a warning.

      Plagiarism Settings

Batch upload or export of tasks

In Doubtfire, you can batch import or export task definitions from the same tasks page. To do this, stay on the tasks panel, and on the right hand side you will find:

  • Batch Upload Task Definitions
  • Download Tasks
  • Upload All Tasks

Batch tasks

Batch tasks