The offline/manual task is useful in cases where your application process may require an applicant to complete something that cannot easily be integrated and tracked with the current site infrastructure. In this situation, the administrator provides the user with details on how to complete the task from within the site website and once the task has been completed, it is marked complete by the administrator manually.
Basic Information Tab
The Basic Information tab provides a quick overview of the elementary descriptions (Title and Description) associated with the task, and can be formatted using the Visual Editor.
Name: The name of the task - how it will appear in the Competition Design page, and referred to in every other instance within your site.
Set a Description: This description is shown to applicants who fill out this form. Specifying a description is optional. When checked, the Visual Editor is displayed, which allows the content to be formatted accordingly.
Round & Group Tab
The Round and Group tab allows the administrator to select which stage the task will be in, as well as the group the task should be applicable to.
Stage: The specific stage the task should be affiliated with can be selected from this drop down menu.
Group: The Group this task should be assigned to can be selected from this drop down menu.
Submission categories: Unless explicitly specified, this task will be available to all submission categories. Note: This option is dependent on categories having been created
The Behaviour tab presents critical options that affect the visibility of the task, as well as its importance.
Required: This option makes the task required to progress further in the contest. It is not possible to submit the application if a required task has not been completed.
Viewable upon completion: This option will determine whether the user can view their task after completing it.
Editable after completion: This option allows the applicant to continue making changes to this task after initially completing it.
Editable after deadline (or before start date): This option will allow the applicant to continue to make changes to this task after the deadline has been met.
Viewable before eligible: This option will determine whether an applicant can see a task before they can complete it (ie; before or after a start date or deadline).
Set a deadline: Deadlines dictate when a user must complete this task by.
Prerequisites: The prerequisites option allows an administrator to dictate that an applicant must complete other tasks before being allowed to complete the current task. These tasks can be selected within the box under 'Prerequisites'.
Link to webpage or external website (optional) Tab
Often with manual/offline tasks, it can be helpful to provide applicants with an external website they can visit directly to get more information on what must be completed.
The Visibility tab allows the administrator to specify which groups this task will be visible to
Modify visibility: This option will allow you to hide this task from users in specific groups.