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There might be something you could do on individual pages to change it using a HTML widget, but at the moment there is no way of making this change globally. I have heard some talk in the office regarding how we might go about adding the ability for a school to alter the terminology used across the platform from a central location - but nothing concrete yet. Best plan would be to stick it in as an idea on the portal and get it some votes to increase its visibility!

I'll also mention it to the guys and gals over here :)

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1 hour ago, Graham Quince said:

Now that you can embed the assignments apps in pages, can you use that method with a text widget to set your own titles?  That way you can create a use experience which more or less removes the assignment terminology.

We could do this however, you still get 'Assignment Manager' as the app title and the word 'Assignment' littered throughout it.

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Would be a good idea for this to be changed individually for schools at some point in the future without HTML.  Each school calls homework something different, for example here we called in Home Learning. 

If you put this at as idea @gbligh let me know and I can add a vote. :D

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I would rather have assignments vs. Homework.  In the US we see these as two very different things and there are policies that use the word homework.  I use this in class as well as to give students homework so the more inclusive "Assignments" is a better choice.

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3 minutes ago, mmclaughlin said:

I would rather have assignments vs. Homework.  In the US we see these as two very different things and there are policies that use the word homework.  I use this in class as well as to give students homework so the more inclusive "Assignments" is a better choice.

I think the option to change terminology in the platform would be the best way forward then!

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While we're on the subject and no promises, but there's some other terminology in the assignments system we're debating over changing.   Any thoughts would be appreciated - but being realistic - i think being able to relabel these in System Preferences is probably not viable:

Current
Proposed new term
Notes
Close assignment

Close assignment and show marks

or

Set assignment as closed

 
Force hand-in

Mark as handed in

or 

Set handed-in status

 

Return Assignment

Send back to student for further work

or

Return to student and set as 'not handed-in'

 
Skip

Next Student

or 

Next indivudual

Next and Skip on their own imply next action rather than next in the list
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26 minutes ago, Graham Quince said:

While we're on the subject and no promises, but there's some other terminology in the assignments system we're debating over changing.   Any thoughts would be appreciated - but being realistic - i think being able to relabel these in System Preferences is probably not viable:

Current
Proposed new term
Notes
Close assignment

Close assignment and show marks

or

Set assignment as closed

 
Force hand-in

Mark as handed in

or 

Set handed-in status

 

Return Assignment

Send back to student for further work

or

Return to student and set as 'not handed-in'

 
Skip

Next Student

or 

Next indivudual

Next and Skip on their own imply next action rather than next in the list

It's a shame that it's unlikely each school would be would be able to customise, but understandable that this would be tricky.  Perhaps, just the word 'Work' rather than assignment as a middle ground for everyone. Then that would cover work set in a classroom setting or out of class for homework?

To me, most of the proposed new terms are too wordy.  If the term was going to stay as 'Assignment' then the following make the most sense to me -

Close assignment

Collect assignments

Return assignment

Next Student

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This CSS:

<style>
    /* Hide the Assignment term in the Plus menu */
    .os_plus .actions>.media:nth-child(2) .media-heading {
        height: 20px !important;
        overflow: hidden !important; 
    }
    /* Set the text for the Assignment term in the plus menu */ 
    .os_plus .actions>.media:nth-child(2) .media-heading::before {
        content: "Homework\A";
        white-space: pre;
    }
    /* hide the name of the assignment wizard */ 
    .frogui_modules_assignment_wizard_core .modal-header h4 {
        height: 20px !important;
        overflow: hidden !important; 
    }
    /* Set the text for the assignment wizard */ 
     .frogui_modules_assignment_wizard_core .modal-header h4::before {
        content: "New Homework\A";
        white-space: pre;
    }
    /* hide name of assignment manager app*/
    .assignmentreports_markbook_core .title-area h4 {
        height: 20px !important;
        overflow: hidden !important; 
    }
    /* Set the text for theassignment manager */ 
     .assignmentreports_markbook_core .title-area h4::before {
        content: "Homework Manager\A";
        white-space: pre;
    }

</style>

... changes the name of assignments in 3 places.  If you add it to an HTML widget on the main dashboards the CSS will load up for all users.

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