Project Assignment Options and Schedule

Note Some Office 365®/2016 projects are not compatible with Mac computers. A warning displays above the scheduling options if the project is not compatible with Mac computers.

Project Assignment Options


Details if selected

*Assignment Name

Required field

Default: Auto-populates with the project name.

Important All SAM Assignments within a section require unique names.


Enter additional instructions.

Default: No instructions

Scoring and Delivery Options


Details if selected

Maximum number of submission attempts

Enter the maximum number of times students can submit a project. Instructors can enable students to use the same project for practice before submitting it for a final grade.

Maximum: Ten attempts

Default: Three attempts

Pass/Fail threshold

To use the Pass/Fail option:

  • Select the Pass/Fail checkbox.
  • Enter a threshold percent.

Default: Not selected

Specify time limit

Enter the time limit students have to complete the assignment.

Default: OFF

Project Incident File Rejection

Rejects projects flagged for one of the following incidents:

  • Is another student's start file.
  • Contains content that was copied and pasted from another student's start file.
  • Contains information associated with a different assignment.
  • The file is a non-SAM generated file.

Default: Not selected

Project Version

Project Version is only available for select projects.


Details if selected

PC & Mac

Allows both the PC and Mac versions of the project to be downloaded.
Important Project files must be completed on the type of computer they were download on. If students download the project files on a PC, they must use a PC to complete the project.
PC Only Only the PC version of the project file will be available for download.

Project Schedule Options


Details if selected

*Select Section

Click the drop-down menu tab and select appropriate section(s) for the project.

Default: Required field

Note Remediation links to section(s) you select.

Dates/Times and Security


Details if selected

Specify when the project is available

Select dates from the calendar when students can take the project.

Options are as follows:

  • Select the Select Available/Due dates option box.
  • On the calendar, click the available date and navigate on the calendar to the due date. Click the due date to select the range.
  • Select the Select Specific dates option box.
  • On the calendar, click specific date(s).
Note Click Next or Prev on the calendar to display the calendar for the next month or the previous month.

Default: Training is always available.

Specify password for student access

Set a password that students must enter in order to start work.

Important Passwords are optional. If used, provide them to students.

Default: No password

Specify project times and passwords

(Displays if the instructor sets available dates.)

The Set Available Dates and Times window displays.

Enter the following (optional):

Times and security - Select all dates or individual dates.

  • Select individual date from the drop-down menu.
  • Assign times and passwords for each available date.
  • Passwords are optional. If used, provide them to students.
  • The times that display from the drop-down menu are in fifteen-minute intervals. Alternatively, you can enter times in one-minute intervals in the entry boxes.

Default: No times and passwords

Specify late submission options

(Displays if the instructor set dates for the assignment.)

Select daily percentage reduction and assignment end date.

Options are as follows:

  • Enter Daily % reduction.
  • A value between 0-99 is allowed. For every calendar day after the assignment's original due date, a daily percent reduction will be taken off the submitted grade.
  • Select End Date (Optional).
  • The End Date is the last possible submission date for the assignment. On the calendar, click any date on or after the original due date. The dates between the original due date and end date are highlighted in red and allowed for late submission.
  • If assignment original due date has a specified time, then Late Submission end date can be same as original due date.
  • If selecting an end date, assignment is due by 11:59PM.

Specify when students can view report

Display exam performance reports to students as follows:

  • Click the Never make reports available to students option button if you do not want your students to view results for this project.
  • Click the Make student reports always available beginning 12:00 AM option button if you want to make reports for this project available on a specific date. The date defaults to the first available date. You can click the Calendar icon to select a new date.
  • Click the Make student reports available option button to specify a range of dates when project reports will be available. You can click the Calendar icon to select to select a date.

Default: Make student reports available beginning on the current date.