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Configuring the Homework Tab

The homework function in Edulink One operates as a standalone homework system, where teachers can set homework through Edulink One. Moreover, students can see what homework has been set, when it is due and they can also mark it as completed.

However, there is no marking facility. Employees can add attachments, set due dates and availability dates, as well as the expected homework duration.

The students can also add homework themselves, in the event that the teacher sets the homework verbally during the lesson.

Additionally, if you have the optional SIMS homework module Edulink One will pull these homework tasks through, but you will not be able to set SIMS homework through Edulink One.

Also, if you have Overnet Data’s homework block for Moodle, Edulink One will include these homework tasks, but again this is read-only. You will need to configure on the Login tab. Please contact our Support team if you want to do this.

Configuring the Homework Tab

To configure the Homework tab, you (administrators) must log in to your Edulink One account and click on the Administration settings in the cog at the top of the screen. Locate the Homework tab and click on it.

Homework Tab
Homework Tab

Firstly, enable the homework screen (icon) for the user groups you would like to select. Tick the box beside the user groups to enable their homework function in Edulink One.

Enable Homework Screen for
Enable Homework Screen for

Add Homework Settings

For employees to add homework, the Employees add homework must be turned ON. This allows employees to set homework for their classes in Edulink One.

Employees Add Homework
Employees Add Homework

Require class to be set requires the teacher to select the class the homework is for in Edulink One. This should be set to ON.

Require Class to be set
Require Class to be set

The Learners add homework setting allows learners to add homework in Edulink One, if a teacher sets the homework verbally. Set to ON if you would like to enable learners to use this function.

Learner Add Homework
Learners Add Homework

Hide Fields allows you to hide two specific fields within the homework function, the submitted field and the completed field.

Hide Fields
Hide Fields: Submitted and/or Completed

Switch teacher allows authorised employees to see other teacher’s homework. Select the authorised individuals from the dropdown list.

Switch Teacher
Switch Teacher

Enable homework issues allows teachers to mark the homework as having an issue, such as not being handed in or incomplete. Additionally, the Homework issues as incomplete setting shows any homework issues as incomplete in the reporting function.

Enable homework issues and homework issues as complete
Homework Issues

Calculate percentage complete based on: This setting allows you to select what you base your ‘percentage complete’ statistics on in the Report function of Homework. You can choose to base the percentage on whether the student has marked their homework as complete or whether the teacher has marked it as received.

Calculate percentage complete based on
Percentage Completed is based on received work in this example.

Google Classroom

Some schools use Google Classroom to set homework tasks. Edulink One has a setting that allows schools to Enable Google Classroom, making these assignments visible in the learners’ Edulink One accounts. The Google account used to Grant access to Google needs to be the main Google Administrator account for the school’s Google Organisation. Once access is granted, a green box appears stating ‘ Access is Granted’.

The user’s Google login address must be the same as the email address stored in Active Directory.

Crons run every 2 hours between 5am and 9pm to pull in homework. Teachers will see the homework on their screen, but there is no edit or clone function.

Coursework set in Google Classroom must have a future due date to be visible in Edulink One. Moreover, Edulink One also pulls in work 7 days past its due date.

Furthermore, administrators can also use the Revoke access to Google button below, in the event the school would like to disable access to Google Classroom. There is also a button to refresh your Google Classroom status if required.

Enable Google Classroom
Enable or Revoke Google Classroom Access

Microsoft Teams

A number of schools use Microsoft Teams to set homework tasks. Edulink One allows schools to Enable Microsoft Teams, making these assignments visible in the learners’ Edulink One accounts. The account used to Grant access to Microsoft Teams needs to be the main Microsoft Administrator account for your school. Once access is granted, a box appears stating ‘Access is Granted’.

Using Microsoft Online Integration for Logins

If your school is using integration for login (though it’s not necessary for homework), we pick up the users from the ‘use identity from’ field in our Login Tab. Whatever identity field you are currently using in your Microsoft Online account MUST match the identity field you input into the Use Identify From field. For example, if your Microsoft Online account is using the AD Email Field then the Use Identify From field must also be set to AD Email From.

Use Identity From Field in the Login Tab

After you ensure your login identity fields match, you will need to turn ON the Enable Microsoft Teams field in the Homework tab.

Enable Microsoft Teams

You must grant Edulink One access to your Microsoft account by pressing the black Grant Access to Microsoft button, where you will need to use an admin username and password to grant Edulink One access. Then, Edulink One will pull in assignments to Homework. When the homework is ‘handed in’ in Teams, it is marked as ‘complete’ in Edulink One.

Grant Access to Microsoft Button


Crons for Microsoft run hourly and pull in all homework. If you use software to create ‘terms’, Edulink One will pull in the current term.

Not Using Microsoft Online for Login

If your school is not using Microsoft integration for logins (it’s not necessary for homework), you must turn the Login Via Microsoft Online field ON in the Login Tab and set the ‘use identity from’ field. The Use Identity From field is where Edulink One ‘picks’ your users up from, you can select to use the AD user principal name, the AD email field or the SIMS email field. Note that this should match the identity field you are using for your logins.

In order for homework from Microsoft Teams to be visible in Edulink One, you must configure which setting you would like to pick your users up from before turning the Login Via Microsoft Online field off again.

Then, you will need to turn ON the Enable Microsoft Teams field in the Homework tab.

Enable Microsoft Teams

Next, you need to grant Edulink One access to your Microsoft account by pressing the black Grant Access to Microsoft button, where you will need to use an admin username and password to grant Edulink One access. After allowing access, Edulink One will pull in assignments to Homework. When the homework is ‘handed in’ in Teams, it is marked as ‘complete’ in Edulink One.

Grant Access to Microsoft Button


Crons for Microsoft run hourly and pull in all homework. If you use software to create ‘terms’, Edulink One will pull in the current term.

For both methods used above, you can revoke Edulink One access to your school’s Microsoft account at any point by clicking the Revoke access to Microsoft button below. There is also a button to refresh your Microsoft Teams status if required.

Load Reporting

The Load Reporting button generates a report of homework set in Edulink One that has been completed by an individual learner for their teacher.

Load Reporting Button
Load Reporting Button

Within the table, every learner in a Year Group is visible vertically and the teachers are visible horizontally.

The numbers underneath each teacher relate to the pieces of homework that the teacher has set. The entries that say 0 means that the teacher is a teacher of that student, however, no homework has been set. The entries that say – means that this teacher does not teach this student.
Any entries that have numbers in them relate to how many pieces of homework that the learner has had assigned to them.

Homework Reporting Table
Homework Report Table

Moreover, administrators loading the report can filter by various fields: forename, surname, Admission number, Form and Year. The ID numbers for each learner are static.

Filters for Homework Reporting
Homework Reporting Filters

The filters below the teachers filter the number of homework assignments the learner has from their teacher. You must type in a number to see the values filtered, e.g. 1, 2, 3.

Completed Homework Filter
Completed Homework Filter

Additionally, administrators can use the search bar to narrow fields, if they know which field they are searching for.

Search Bar: Homework Reporting
Search Bar: Homework Reporting

Administrators can alter the date range for the report at the bottom of the reporting table. Scroll to the bottom and select the Report From and Report To dates for your report in the calendars. Alternatively, you can type in the dates you require.

Report Dates
Report Dates

Additionally, administrators can refresh the report using the Rerun Report button.

Rerun Report
Rerun Report

Administrators can also export reports as .csv and .xls files. You can select to export all of the data or just the filtered data. To do so, select the aspects you would like to export and press the Export button.

Export
Export

A download of the report generates— click on the download to open your file.

In the .csv or.xls, you can modify or print the fields of the report that you require.

Export of Homework Report
Export of Homework Report

To save the homework tab setup, click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Save Button
Save Button

Updated on 26 January 2022

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