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To whom it may concern, 

 

I hope this message finds you well. 

 

I am a first-time Udemy course-creator looking to have my students complete a reflection assignment where they can be asked some open-ended questions that have no right answer. For example, "What's a time in your life when you noticed ____?", or, "What's one thing you'll now do differently?" 

 

I see under the assignment tab that it requires us to provide an answer. Is it possible to make assignments where there is no right answer? 

 

Thank you very much for your time, I greatly appreciate it and wish you the best, 

 

Dory 🙂

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LawrenceMMiller
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This is why I don't use the assignment function. The problem is that in my courses on management and leadership there is no one right answer. In fact, the purpose of the assignment is to generate dialogue between the managers and his/her team. For example, I may have a section of the course on a problem solving method (root cause, pareto, PDCA, etc.) and the purpose of the assignment is to get the student to work with their team and work on solving a problem. Not to give me one right answer.

 

For this reason, with each section of the course I have an assignment as the last lecture with a Word document as a resource so they can fill it out, duplicate it and use with their team, etc. 

 

 

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Hi @Dory_Learn2Love Currently, open questions assignments are not supported yet in the Udemy Platform; however, I've passed this suggestion to the appropriate team.

 

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Thank you for sharing this with me and passing it along to the team, I appreciate it 🙂

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This is why I don't use the assignment function. The problem is that in my courses on management and leadership there is no one right answer. In fact, the purpose of the assignment is to generate dialogue between the managers and his/her team. For example, I may have a section of the course on a problem solving method (root cause, pareto, PDCA, etc.) and the purpose of the assignment is to get the student to work with their team and work on solving a problem. Not to give me one right answer.

 

For this reason, with each section of the course I have an assignment as the last lecture with a Word document as a resource so they can fill it out, duplicate it and use with their team, etc. 

 

 

Lawrence M. Miller
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Hi Lawrence, 

 

That's a fantastic idea, thank you for sharing it with me! 

 

That way, I can also share tables for the students to fill out, lists to make, or other templates to complete. They can also bring these completed resources with them to where they can be applied.

 

Wishing you the best, 

 

Dory

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@Dory_Learn2Love  That is very much what I do in my assignments. In fact in some of them I include an Excel spreadsheet. For example, there is an assignment to develop "standard work" and "leader standard work" and I have an example and template for that as a spreadsheet. The "right" answer for this is different for every person in every company. 

 

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Hi Lawrence,


That's a incredible idea, thanks for sharing it with me!

That way, I can also share tables for the scholars to fill out, lists to make, or different templates to complete. They also can bring those finished resources with them to where they can be carried out.

Wishing you the great,

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Exactly, it depends on the course which we publish, few needs quiz and few doesn't.

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Great !


@Dory_Learn2Love wrote:

To whom it may concern, 

 

I hope this message finds you well. 

 

I am a first-time Udemy course-creator looking to have my students complete a reflection assignment where they can be asked some open-ended questions that have no right answer. For example, "What's a time in your life when you noticed ____?", or, "What's one thing you'll now do differently?" 

 

I see under the assignment tab that it requires us to provide an answer. Is it possible to make assignments where there is no right answer? 

 

Thank you very much for your time, I greatly appreciate it and wish you the best, 

 

Dory 🙂


 

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Nice question. But I have a remark here. While constructing an open-ended task don't make it in a form of a question, it must be done by statement as we need the integrity of the task. I mean it supposes to be the logical filling of the sentence or concept.

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@NarineGrigo571 I think you are confusing an assignment with a test. Completing a sentence correctly is something you do when testing. An assignment is to apply a methedology in your own life or work place. In my case I ask the student to develop a charter for their team, or to develop a team scorecard, or to use a problem solving method on a problem they are encountering in their work place. There is no right answer or sentence completion for any of these. I am not interested in figuring out whether they have done something right or wrong. I am interested in their experimenting, trying a method and experiencing the results or difficulties they may encounter. That is part of the learning process. 

 

Lawrence M. Miller
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