LMS365 | Assignments & Gradebook Add-in Installation Guide
This guide has been written for the System Administrator to install the LMS365 | Assignments & Gradebook Add-in and Web Part and create a fully working solution including uploading the LMS365 | Assignments & Gradebook Add-in.
For detailed information about configuring the Settings please consult the User Guide.
The LMS365 | Assignments & Gradebook Add-in has been developed to run on Office 365 SharePoint Online Team Sites.
The Add-in is not yet supported for SharePoint 2013 On Premise.
The LMS365 | Assignments & Gradebook Add-in is a part of the LMS365 suite of Learning Add-ins. It interacts with LMS365 | SCORM & AICC Player Add-in.
The Add-in has been developed to run within the Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint 2013 Online environment.
A supported browser such as Internet Explorer 11 onwards. Recent versions of Chrome and Firefox are also supported.
For the installation of the Add-in the user must have Site Collection Administrator rights.
To install the add-in click Settings icon and select Add an App from the Menu as illustrated:
Enter Assignments & Gradebook in the Search Field and click on Search:
The Search Result will tell you it has found results in the SharePoint Store as shown:
Click the results link and you will be presented with the following screen:
Click the Assignments & Gradebook Add-in Icon.
You will be presented with the following screen from where you can add the Add-in to your Site:
You will be asked to confirm that you wish to add the add-in. Click on Continue to confirm:
When you get the confirmation page, you can click Return to site:
You must click Trust it button to enable the Add-in to function properly:
You will now see the Add-in installed on your Team Site:
When you run the add-in for the very first time, you will be required to select Tenant Region for LMS365 data storage.
If you have added the My Assignments Web Part to your site, you will see the following message:
Go to the Administration Back-end and select necessary Region:
Then click Next button. You will presented with the following screen:
From this page you can confirm the Tenant Region or go back to select another one.
Remember that you can select Region once only (i.e. if you have previously selected the Region, there will be no such a step for other add-ins). After you have selected the Region, it will be applied for all add-ins of LMS365 suite and could not be changed on your own initiative (only by request).
Using site collection app catalogs allows Tenant Administrators to decentralize the management and scope the deployment of LMS365 Add-ins to the specific sites.
After deploying site collection app catalog, administrators can install LMS365 Add-ins available only on that particular site collection.
After all the steps are done, the Apps for SharePoint library will be added to your site collection where you will be able to deploy LMS365 Add-ins:
The LMS365 | Assignments & Gradebook Add-in comes with a Web Part. The Web Part will provide the UI for users to see the Assignment Tasks and be able to complete Tasks assigned to them.
To add the Web Part you must edit the page:
Once in Edit Mode you click the Insert Tab followed by Web Part, select My Assignments in LMS365 category and click “Add”:
The Web Part has now been inserted in the page. Click Save icon in the Menu to save the page:
The page will now be saved.
You can insert and use the Add-in Part as well. In the Edit Mode, insert your cursor in the location you wish to insert the Add-in Part, select “My Assignments” and click “Add”:
To get to the Administration Back-end you can click the Add / Edit/ Manage button on the Web Part or on the Add-in title above Site Contents:
To have access to the Back-end Administration you have to be a member of the Site Owners Groups. If you are not, you will get the following error message:
The name of your group will differ from the one on the image above.
To add yourself to the Site Owners Group, do the following:
1. Go to Site Settings:
2. And click People and groups link:
3. Select the Site Owners Group from the left menu and click Site Owners Group followed by New and Add Users:
4. Add the user(s) you want to be able to administer the LMS365 | Assignments & Gradebook Add-in:
By default, an email invitation will be sent to the user(s). To disable this function click “Show Options” and uncheck Send an email invitation box.
SharePoint Online allows adding Azure AD Group principals as site members. This great ability helps a lot, but there is no out of the box ability to get members of the Azure AD groups. It means that your Azure AD should be configured to trust our add-ins to be able to read members of Azure AD groups.
Running the script requires Tenant Administrator rights.
The Free Add-in comes with a 30 day trial license included and the number of users is unlimited. There is no need to obtain a license during the trial period. To get access to the license information, go to the Administration Back-end, click License Information link in the Settings section of the sidebar, and then Assignment & Gradebook:
New administration center is available only if Course Creator & Catalog Add-in is also installed on the site. Otherwise, a stand-alone add-in is administered in the old administration center.
To activate the Trial license, fill in the form and click Activate button:
Upon successful License activation a confirmation page will be displayed:
You do not need to enter License Key to activate a Trial license.
To check the status of the license, go to the Administration Back-end, and click Assignment & Gradebook link under License Information link in the Settings section of the sidebar. The following information will be displayed on the License Information page:
• Start Date – shows start date of the trial period;
• End Date – shows end date of the trial period;
• Current number of users – shows current number of users (Learner group members in courses, Visitor group members in usual sites are counted. Only unique users are counted across each site where Add-in is added). Current number of users is counted for all sites of the tenant;
• License Key – field for entering license key.
Deleted/disabled in AD users are not counted in current number of users.
If you have received a License Key from ELEARNINGFORCE you can add this in the License Key field and click Activate button:
Upon successful License activation, a confirmation page will be displayed:
After license activation, the following information will be displayed:
• Start date – shows start date of your license;
• End Date – shows end date of your license;
• Max number of users – shows maximum number of users allowed by your license. If maximum number of users was exceeded it is possible to delete users to meet the license limitations (delete Learner from a course or delete a member of Visitors group);
• Current number of users – shows current number of users (Learner group members in courses, Visitors group members in usual sites are counted. Only unique users are counted across each site where Add-in is added). Current number of users is counted for all sites of the tenant;
• License key – shows last symbols of your license key.
Deleted/disabled in AD users are not counted in current number of users.
LMS365 Administrator will see the following message in the Administration Back-end when license has expired:
OR the following message when the maximum number of users was exceeded:
After you have activated License, you can specify e-mail notification settings. In Notifications section, you can specify whether to send e-mail notifications when maximum number of users is reached and/or number of days when license is about to expire and/or number of days after license is expired. In the first case, specify number of users in % (you can specify several number of days separated by comma; by default, 50 and 99 % are set), in the second, specify number of days before license expires (you can specify several number of days separated by comma; by default, 30, 14, 7, 1 days are set), and in the third case, specify number of days after license expires (you can specify several number of days separated by comma; by default, 0, 5, 10 days are set), and then choose user(s) who will receive notification:
In the User Administration section, you can specify users, which you want to delete from all sites where add-in is installed. To do this, specify the needed user(s) and then click Unenroll button:
To download user license report, in which all users that are counted in the license will be specified, click Export to Excel button . Information will be presented in the following form:
The update of the LMS365 | Assignments & Gradebook Add-in is taken care of automatically via the Office Market Place.
Within 24 hours after a new version has been released, a notification that an update is available will appear on Site Contents page. A link is provided to immediately install the update. The update is installed without first uninstalling the earlier version. The update infrastructure tests the update installation and rolls it back if there are any errors.
Users who are members of Owners group can uninstall the Add-in.
To uninstall the LMS365 | Assignments & Gradebook Add-in from your SharePoint site, do the following:
1. Go to Settings > Site Contents;
2. Open the Add-in settings and select Remove:
3. Confirm the uninstall:
The Add-in will be deleted from the site. The Web Part “My Assignments” will be deleted from all pages, to which it had beed added. All information about your Assignments and attempts will be stored and will become available after next installation of the Add-in. All Attachments uploaded to the Add-in will be removed, and will not be restored after next installation.