Assignment level restrictions based on dates, passwords, and Internet location.
There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to access an assignment in SIMnet. These restrictions are set by your instructor as they set up your course.
Your instructor may want to ensure that students are only accessing an assignment once they receive a password. In the manner your instructor chooses they will share the password with you. You will need to correctly input the password in order to access your assignment.
Assignment locked by password
Enter the password your instructor has supplied and click the Unlock assignment button.
Your instructor may want to ensure that you are taking an assignment from a certain location. In this case, your instructor will restrict your access to certain IP addresses. This is typically the case when you are required to take assignments from your school’s computer lab.
If you are taking an assignment that is restricted by IP address you might not even notice if you only open the assignment in the appointed location. If you open the assignment from the incorrect location, you will see this restriction:
Assignment locked by location
You must open your assignment from your instructor's pre-selected location to access this assignment.
Your instructor may want to ensure that students are covering the same material at the same time. For example, you may start each course meeting with a quiz. Your instructor may limit each of these quizzes to the first 10 minutes of class. You may or may not be able to see these assignments ahead of the appointed time. If you can see the assignment but it is not yet available because it is not the appropriate time, you will see this restriction:
Assignment locked by time and date
To access this assignment you will need to wait until the appointed Start Date noted for the assignment.
Assignments may also be restricted by the End Date of the course. If your End Date or Due Date occur after the end of the course, they will no longer be accessible once the course has ended.
To access your course materials in SIMnet, you need to purchase access to the required books in the course. You may purchase the wrong access, or your instructor may inadvertently assign materials that are not part of the books you purchased for class. If you can’t access the materials assigned to your class because you do not have the correct books, you will see a missing modules restriction:
Missing modules view.
To remedy this issue you should first speak with your instructor to determine whether or not you should have access to this assignment and how.