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Course, Assignment, and Problem States

This table describes the different states for each component in a course.

ComponentStates
Course
  • Inactive — A course is inactive when its start date occurs in the future. Only instructors can view an inactive course.

  • Current — The state of a course changes to active automatically once the start date occurs (12:00 am). When a course is active, all assignments associated with the course become active as well. Only published problems are visible in active courses.

    To return a course to an inactive state, change the start date to a date in the future.

  • Past — MATLAB® Grader™ archives courses automatically after the end date passes.

Assignment
  • Inactive — An assignment is inactive when its start date occurs in the future. Only instructors can view the assignment.

  • Active — An assignment becomes active automatically once its start date occurs (12:00 am). Learners and instructors can view the assignment and any published problems that the assignment contains.

Problem
  • Draft — A draft problem is a work in progress and not visible to learners, even if the associated course is active.

  • Final — A problem saved as final is visible to learners when the associated course and assignment are active. You can edit an active course and save it as draft again. By doing so, you hide any assoicated problems from learners.

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