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TASKSTREAM INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS

TASKSTREAM STUDENT (AUTHOR) ACCOUNT CREATION AND ACCESS

FOR NEW STUDENTS

All NEW Special Education students will have TaskStream accounts created for them by Emily Gibson, CEHD Student Assessment Coordinator, following notification of course enrollment by each program liaison or enrollments specialist.

Once new accounts are created, TaskStream will send an auto-generated email notification directly to students via their Mason email address* (the only exceptions to this are for non-Mason students participating in state consortium programs from other universities. These students will be provided with their own instructions and information directly from their consortium program liaison or website).

This email notification from TaskStream will include each student’s username and a link to click on to create a password to access the site for the first time. Once Emily Gibson is notified by TaskStream that an account has been created, she will enroll the student into the proper course within TaskStream. Until this is completed, students will not see their course link on the TaskStream home page when they login.

*Per the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of the University Catalog, the use and maintenance of each student's Mason email account is required as it is the official form of university communication to students. Anyone requiring any assistance with the activation and/or use of their Mason email account must contact the ITU Support Center directly at 703-993-8870.

RETURNING STUDENTS:

Any RETURNING student with an existing TaskStream account will continue to use the same username/password information for all of their Mason courses.

LOST/FORGOTTEN USERNAME OR PASSWORD INFORMATION
If a student has lost or forgotten his/her username or password information OR did not receive/cannot find the auto-generated email notification from TaskStream OR received the notification but the embedded link has expired, the student must call TaskStream Mentoring Services (help desk) at 1-800-311-5656 to have it resent. The student must provide his/her G number and Mason email address.

If a student learns that a TaskStream account was not created for him/her, the student must send an email to Emily Gibson at tshelp@gmu.edu to request one. Students must provide their G number, Mason email address, program of study and the course(s) in which they are enrolled for that semester.

TASKSTREAM STUDENT WORK SUBMISSION

WHERE DO STUDENTS SUBMIT WORK?

Once students have a TaskStream account, they are enrolled in the appropriate courses for the semester. For example, students in Dr. Duke's EDSE 501.5S1 course section in PatriotWeb for spring 2012 will be enrolled in the EDSE 501.5S1 Duke Spring 2012 DRF in TaskStream. If a student finds that his/her semester course does not show up on the TaskStream login page, he/she must contact the course instructor immediately.

Once students login and access the appropriate course link(s), they will need to follow the Quick Start Guide for Student Authors in their entirety to successfully upload and submit their work to their instructor(s) for evaluation.

TROUBLESHOOTING

If students have any problems or questions regarding the TaskStream process, they must send an email containing their G Number and Mason email address to Emily Gibson at tshelp@gmu.edu. Please be as detailed as possible when explaining what the issues are - generic emails that state things like "I can't get it to work" or "I'm having trouble, please help" only add to the delay in resolving matters.

It is also imperative that non-Mason consortium students identify themselves as such as Emily will have to use a different process to locate these students or verify account information in the system.

If students have questions about their assignment for TaskStream, they must contact their instructor.

TASKSTREAM INSTRUCTIONS FOR FACULTY AND UNIVERSITY SUPERVISORS

It is strongly recommended that faculty new to TaskStream, as well as those that are returning after an absence of one semester or more, read over the TaskStream 101 document in its entirety. This document provides a brief yet comprehensive description of what is required of faculty with regard to the process.

In addition, all the information faculty need about TaskStream and NCATE assignment requirements (including instructions and rubrics) is located at the Special Education Adjunct Instructor Blackboard site. Any questions about assignments or where to find information should be directed to Peggy Weiss at mweiss9@gmu.edu.

TASKSTREAM INSTRUCTOR (EVALUATOR) ACCOUNT CREATION

Unlike students, faculty and University Supervisors must create their own TaskStream accounts using the TaskStream Login Instructions for GMU Faculty instructions.

LOST/FORGOTTEN USERNAME OR PASSWORD INFORMATION

If a returning instructor has lost or forgotten his/her username or password information, the instructor must call TaskStream Mentoring Services (help desk) at 1-800-311-5656 and ask that this information be re-sent to you.

TASKSTREAM COURSE VERIFICATION AND STUDENT SUBMISSION

CLASS ROSTER

After the add/drop period, instructors and university supervisors must verify that their TaskStream roster matches their PatriotWeb roster. If students are either missing or need to be dropped, please notify Emily Gibson at tshelp@gmu.edu.

WHERE DO STUDENTS SUBMIT WORK?

Each course has a separate course link (DRF) listed in TaskStream with the course number, instructor name, and semester listed. Students should submit their NCATE assignment to this DRF.

EVALUATION OF STUDENT WORK IN TASKSTREAM

EVALUATION OF SUBMITTED WORK

The Special Education Program requires students to upload and submit work to their instructors and/or University Supervisors via TaskStream for evaluation. Evaluators can use Evaluating Submitted Work instructions for step-by-step guidance in evaluating. Reminder: Instructors and university supervisors cannot give students a final grade in a course UNLESS they have uploaded the required assignment to TaskStream.

STUDENT DOES NOT SUBMIT

If students do not submit the required assignment to TaskStream, instructors and university supervisors are to complete the "Student Failed To Submit" column in their TaskStream DRF. This form allows instructors to indicate why the student did not submit, how often they contacted the student, and a brief description of the situation. Instructors should indicate that the student "DOES NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS" on this form and submit it. In addition, instructors and university supervisors should assign an IN final grade in PatriotWeb. Once a student posts his/her assignment to TaskStream, the instructor or university supervisor can process a change of grade request. Any questions can be directed to Peggy Weiss at mweiss9@gmu.edu.

GLOSSARY OF COMMON TASKSTREAM TERMS:

  • DRF: Direct Response Folio in TaskStream (most generally named for individual course sections). This where students upload and submit their assignments for evaluation in TaskStream.
  • Author: Student submitting assignments via TaskStream for evaluation.
  • Evaluator: Instructor evaluating submitted assignments via TaskStream.
  • NCATE Assessment/Assignment (a.k.a Required Artifacts): A specific required assignment, presentation or project, determined by the Mason Special Education Faculty, which best demonstrates one or more of the ten Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standard(s) connected to each course.