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How to use tasks for a "this is my own work" declaration
How to use tasks for a "this is my own work" declaration

As a course author, you can add a multiple choice task at the start of your course for learners to tick terms and conditions for the course

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Written by Caitlin Foran
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In iQualify, account owners can set up the welcome message, terms of use and privacy statement that is displayed to learners when they first login to iQualify. However, perhaps you course has more specific conditions you want learners to agree to? As a course author, you can use a task as a method of allowing learners to tick "Yes, I have read and understood..." etc. etc.

Often these sorts of declarations come about for formal assessment and are a requirement of the organisation or a quality assurance type body. So, our recommendation is to search for a solution with this framing:

How can we least interrupt and interfere with learners, and still cover our obligations?

Learners may get frustrated if, for each assessed task, they need to check a box each and every time. So, we think this can be done quickly and easily with a multiple-choice task near the beginning of the course or where you first start talking about assessment requirements.

Example 1: Multiple choice
A multiple choice task that looks a little something like this:

In this example, the task is set with one multiple choice option, and that option is marked as the "correct" option, requiring learners to select this option to be marked as correct.

Note: Select Multiple correct responses to get a checkbox rather than a radio button (circle).

Example 2: Multiple-select
If you have multiple parts for learners to agree to, you might choose to create a multiple-select instead, like this:

In this example, the task is set with many options and each option is marked as "correct", requiring learners to tick every item to be marked as correct.


  • Make declaration tasks assessed, but with 0% weighting, set a due date in the study plan that is before the first assessment.

  • Keep the language in plain English as much as possible, you want to make sure learners understand what they are agreeing to.

  • Try to use just the one task, before the first assessed task submission. If you think learners might need the reminder for every submission, we suggest just popping in something like:
    "Remember, in submitting this task, you are agreeing that this is your own work."

  • At this stage, course authors cannot set tasks to be conditional. That is, if learners don't complete the declaration, they will still be able to submit assessed tasks. But, facilitators of the course will be able to quickly scan to see which learners have not completed the task and can remind them.

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