Chris Plapp January 02 2016 06:20 PM
The new assignment tool is designed to allow the group owner to assign selected content, along with basic instructions, to group members. Once viewed by a group member, they may turn in the assignment and complete the process.
Assignments currently support Playlists, Favorites, Custom Segments and Saved Searches.
Assignments support folder organization. The My Assignments section contains a New Folder button inside of it that allows you to create folders as you need them. As you visit other sections within My Films, the same folders will be accessible. Options to move assignments into one of these folders and view all assignments in a particular folder exist as well.
Assignments can only be assigned to group members, from within the group itself. The My Assignments section is reserved for creation and organization of all assignments.
Creating an Assignment:
To create a new assignment, click on the Create New button within the my assignments section. The create assignment window will open, allowing you to complete the two step process for creating an assignment.
Enter a title and basic instructions for your assignment in the provided text fields. Optionally, select a folder to organize your assignment, or leave it in the unassigned folder. Every user account starts out with an Unassigned folder by default. This folder cannot be edited or deleted, unlike other folders you may create.
Select existing content from other My sections using the check boxes. Assignments currently support Playlists, Favorites, Custom Segments and Saved Searches. Select any number of these items and click the Create Assignment button to finish the process of creating your assignment.
Viewing / Editing an Assignment:
Clicking on an assignment title from the main My Assignments section will open it in edit mode. The top of the edit assignment page contains buttons to preview and delete the assignment. Preview will open the assignment in a new browser tab, simulating how it will look in the group. The assignment editing page is divided into three main sections:
My Assignments Main Page:
Assignments can be viewed inside a group, and inside the My Assignments section. Assignments created by you and ones that were assigned to you are clearly indicated with different thumbnails. From within My Assignments, the assignment page has the following features and functionality: