Most students in the Business and IT programs will be transitioning to the integrated process for submission of performance assessments. During the transition, students may be submitting performance assessments in Taskstream or in their course.
To identify if you are part of the integrated submission process access your Course via the Student Portal and navigate to the assessment specific information. If you do not see a Taskstream Button but something similar to the screenshot below, please click here for additional information on submitting a performance assessment through your course. Additionally, please click here for information on the plagiarism software Unicheck.
For questions regarding the access to performance assessments, please contact Assessment Services team.
WGU employs the web-based platform Taskstream for students to submit work to performance assessments, which are part of programs of study. Select a topic below for assistance with the submission/resubmission process.
Why can’t I submit my work in Taskstream? (includes work-arounds for access issues)
Tip: Select the “Taskstream” button in your Course of Study to deep link to the assessment and automatically activate and reactivate your Taskstream account. Works for new, continuing, and returning students.
Once in the assessment, use the left-side menu to navigate links to each task, as well as general evaluation information. Open a task to access task directions and the toolbar for attaching work.
Tip: The first time you navigate to your course in Taskstream, there may be a prompt to accept a user agreement.
Video: Understanding Your Assessment Rubric (3 minutes)
Tip: Your assessment rubric is located under "Evaluation Method" at the bottom of the task directions.
Tip: Save your work with a filename you can easily recognize and corresponds with the course, in a location on your computer that you will remember. [E.g. Documents folder (location) > C820_Task 1.docx (filename)] For a brief video on how to save a file from your email to your computer, click here.
Tip: After you have attached files to the task in Taskstream, but before you submit your work, it is important to request and review the originality report from the Scores/Results tab.
Tip: Evaluation time is dictated by how many students submit work. WGU has no control over when students submit, but turnaround tends to be shorter between the 10th and 20th of each month.
You will be notified by email (or other means you may have requested) once your task has been evaluated. From the email, click the link provided to view the evaluation comments and outcomes.
Tip: From the student portal, check your “Student Info” and “Notifications” sections to ensure your student email address is correctly listed, and notifications you want to receive are selected. To make changes to your student information, review the article: How do I update my personal information with WGU?
Note: You can also review the evaluation report directly in Taskstream. Access the course in Taskstream. Once in the platform, click the corresponding task in the left-side navigation panel. Select the “Scores/Results” tab.
Please try our Evaluation FAQs for more topics. Additionally, Lynda.com is a learning platform with video tutorials to build skills and look up a topic (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Creating a graph, etc). Review the article, How to access material within Lynda.com. Access to Lynda.com is free with your WGU single sign-on credentials. Information about Microsoft Office 365 is also often requested, click here for details on WGU student access to Microsoft Office 365.
Assessment Services, the EdTech Service Desk, Student Services, and the Student Success Center are just a few student-focused teams ready to help. Contact WGU for assistance.