TaskStream Training for Education Students

The objectives of this web site is to help you the student:


What is TaskStream?

Due to national accreditation standards, we are required to assess our students in several different ways to ensure that you are receiving high-quality teacher preparation. TaskStream is an electronic assessment system that assesses/evaluates your progress throughout the elementary/secondary education program. In addition to reviewing grades, GPA, and Praxis scores, TaskStream is another way to evaluate your academic growth throughout the program.

For each education course, you will be required to electronically submit at least one assignment (or artifact). This is usually a final project or reflection as determined by your professor.

For secondary majors, you will also be evaluated on identified content courses in addition to your education courses.

Getting Started

Obtaining a TaskStream Account

You will be required to purchase a two-year subscription to TaskStream in the amount of $69.00. After two years you will need to renew your account by purchasing another two-year subscription.

Activating Your TaskStream Account

The first thing you will need to do is create a TaskStream subscription. Go to the TaskStream [Opens in New Window] website and click the “Create or Renew Account” link.

  • Step 1: Activate Subscription
    • Select Create
    • Continue Option 1
  • Step 2: General Information
    • Select College/University and Continue
    • Select Indiana
    • Select College/University
    • Select Purdue University System: Purdue University Calumet
    • Continue
  • Step 3: Personal Information
    • Select:
      • School of Education
      • Department of Teacher Preparation
      • Department of Teacher Preparation
      • Student
    • Subscription information:
      • Select 2 year account for $69
    • General Information
      • Input your information and select Student Role
    • Select Tool Pakcs (optional – NOT required)
      • Selet Yes or No
    • End-User Agreement
      • Select Accept and Continue
  • Step 4: Confirmation Registration Information
    • Review and Continue
  • Step 5: Confirm Subscription Period
    • Proceed to Checkout
  • Step 6: Billing Information
    • Input information as needed and click Continue
  • After Purchasing: Email Rhonda Lanfear (rhonda.lanfear@purduecal.edu) to assign you to the correct Gate
    • Please specify your name, elementary or secondary education program, and your current course that requires TaskStream

Need additional help? Dial 1-800-311-5656 to contact TaskStream’s Helpdesk.

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Submitting Your Assignments

To begin, go to the TaskStream [Opens in New Window] website and log into TaskStream with your username and password.

If you have forgotten this information, click the “Forgot Password” link. (Your login information is not available through the Teacher Preparation Department.)

Click the name of your program from the home page, i.e., Elementary Gate 1. In the Gate section, find the appropriate course. Select on the desired assignment.

Adding Attachments

Choose a button from the button bar on the bottom of the DRF program’s right pane structure to add your completed assignment. To submit a Word document, click “Attachments”.

To add a file saved on your computer as an attachment, select the “A file saved on your computer” option. Browse to find the file you want to attach.

Selecting an Instructor

To submit assignment to your instructor/evaluator, click “Submit Work” in the upper right-hand corner of the “Work” tab. Select the name of your instructor then click “Submit for Evaluation”. Your work will not be evaluated by the instructor if an instructor’s name is not selected. Watch or read the tutorial below for more information on selecting an evaluator.

To see the rubric used to evaluate your work, click the “Evaluation Method” link.

If you need further help in submitting assignments, feel free to view the tutorial video or download the following user guide.

Please note: To view user guide, you must have the Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, download it for free from the Adobe site by clicking the Acrobat icon.

View Tutorial [Opens in New Window]

PDF fileSubmitting Your Assignments (PDF)

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Locate Previously Submitted Assignments and Score

To begin, go to the TaskStream [Opens in New Window] website and log into TaskStream with your username and password. (If you have forgotten this information, click the “Forgot Password” link. Your login information is not available through the Teacher Preparation Department.)

Locating Previous Submitted Assignments

From the main navigation bar, click “Folio & Web Pages” tab. Then click the “Access Your Inactive DRFs” button on the right-hand side of the page. Locate the appropriate program in the list and click on the “Open” button to view.

You will receive a notification about the status of the program. Click the OK button to proceed.

Viewing Your Scores

Click the “Work” tab to browse through any assignments from the program. To view evaluation reports, click the “Scores/Results” tab.

If you need further help in locating previously submitted assignments and scores, feel free to view the tutorial video or download the following user guide.

Please note: To view user guide, you must have the Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, download it for free from the Adobe site by clicking the Acrobat icon.

View Tutorial [Opens in New Window]

PDF fileLocate Previously Submitted Assignments and Scores (PDF)

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Frequently Asked Questions About TaskStream

How much does it cost?

The cost is $70.00 for a two-year subscription. Typically you will need to renew your account for an additional two years.

What is a key code?

A key code is an alphanumeric code that you will need in order to obtain a TaskStream account. The Department of Teacher Preparation will issue this code once a paid receipt has been submitted. Visit the Department of Teacher Preparation for more information or contact the Data Operations Assistant in the Department of Teacher Preparation.

How do I re-register?

You will need to purchase a new key code by visiting the Teacher Preparation Department. Go to www.taskstream.com and log-in using your TaskStream user name and password. (If you have forgotten this information, click the “Forgot Password” link. Your login information is not available through the Teacher Preparation Department.)

Click on the ‘Renew My TaskStream Subscription’ link and use that new key code that was issued to you. Follow the step-by-step instructions in “Activating Your TaskStream Account” above.

How do I submit an assignment?

You will find more information on the “Submitting Your Assignments” tutorial.

What if I do not see my course?

Contact the Data Operations Assistant in the Department of Teacher Preparation.

I do not see my instructor listed.

Contact the Data Operations Assistant in the Department of Teacher Preparation.

I know I have submitted my assignment but my instructor is telling me that he/she cannot find my assignment to evaluate. What should I do?

Make sure you selected your instructor. In the upper right-hand corner of the Work tab, click Submit Work. The system verifies that you want to submit your assignment. You will find more information on the “Submitting Your Assignments” tutorial.

Last semester I submitted an assignment but now I cannot find my scores. What happened? Have they been deleted?

No they have not been deleted. Every academic year, the Department of Teacher Preparation archives TaskStream data, assignments, scores, and Praxis scores are still available for you to view. You will find more information on “Locate Previously Submitted Assignments and Scores” tutorial.

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