TaskStream – Info for Students

Information for Students

1. How can I submit/upload my assignment? How can I locate my instructor?  What can I upload to my Taskstream account?

The steps for submitting / uploading an assignment to your instructor are:

  1. Log into Taskstream – https://login.taskstream.com.
  2. Click the name of your program (e.g. EDCI 496 — Spring 2015).
  3. In the list on the left, click the name of your task / assignment.
  4. Enter ALL text, images, and/or attachments that are required by the task/assignment.  Once you submit the assignment, it will be locked and you cannot add files to it later.
  5. Click the “Submit Work” button near the top right to submit your work to your instructor.
  6. In the pop-up window, locate and select the name of your instructor in the list (IMPORTANT: be sure to allow pop-ups from www.taskstream.com!!!).
  7. Click “Submit for Evaluation”.
  8. Once you submit your work, your instructor will be able to see your name in the list of students who have submitted work and evaluate your work.

Here is a video tutorial showing how to upload your documents to TaskStream:

If the video above does not play in your browser, click here to view the video.

Generally, you are able to upload Word document files, image files, audio files, video files, and Web page files that are associated with your teacher education program. Remember that basic subscriptions come with 2GB of storage, each video uploaded cannot be larger than 500MB, and a regular document file cannot be larger than 50MB.

2. Can I cancel my submission after I have submitted my assignment?

You can ONLY cancel your submission before your instructor begins to evaluate it. Once the evaluation is in progress, you cannot cancel your submission.

Click here for a PDF document describing how a student changes the work  after it has been submitted.

3. When and where can I purchase Taskstream? How much does it cost?

You should purchase a Taskstream account if your instructor indicates that Taskstream is required for your course. It is important that you purchase your account as early as possible to give yourself time to familiarize yourself with the system and enroll in the Taskstream “program” that corresponds to the course you are taking.

NOTE!  Taskstream prices have changed.  As of January 2019, two purchase options are available: 1-year or 7-year subscriptions.  We recommend that you choose the least expensive option, though the decision about what to purchase is yours as you will own the Taskstream subscription that you purchase.

Click here for a PDF document showing how to create your Taskstream account (note that prices and subscription options may change!).

You should purchase Taskstream directly online at the Taskstream Website:

Taskstream Account Creation Page

After you create your account, if you don’t see the program or courses you need in the “DRF Programs” area of Taskstream, send email to edit@purdue.edu and be sure to include your full name, major, course name/number and your instructor’s name.  Or…you can try self-enrolling using the self-enrollment codes found on this page:

Taskstream Self-Enrollment

4. How do I self-enroll in a program in Taskstream?

The steps of how to self-enroll in a program are listed as below:

1. Log into your Taskstream account
2. From the bottom of the home page, click the Enter Code button. There is a list of the classes here along with the self-enrollment code. Please contact your instructor or edit@purdue.edu if you don’t know the program code.

You will then be able to review the program information that corresponds to the code. Click “Enroll” to complete the process.

5. What is Taskstream?

Taskstream is a web-based electronic portfolio, assessment management and standards-based instruction solution. It allows students to upload assignments from each core course in their program of study, and submit that assignment for evaluation. It also allows faculty to evaluate students’ assignments and to create standards-based lesson plans, evaluation rubrics, and entire instructional units.

6. Why do I have to have a Taskstream account?

TaskStream is required by the Purdue Teacher Education Program for online assessment of key performance-based assignments.  Taskstream is also used by the College of Education and Teacher Education Programs to provide information to our accrediting bodies.

7. Will my Purdue username and password work automatically with Taskstream?

No. Your TaskStream account is distinct and separate and is not affiliated or connected to any accounts at Purdue University. Please change your password often to ensure the safety of your account.

8. How is Taskstream different from Blackboard?

Blackboard is specifically designed to deliver and manage assignments and materials for a specific course. Taskstream is used to assist you in the collection, organization, evaluation, and dissemination of assignments that are associated with competencies and standards throughout your teacher education program.

9. If I have transferred from another university that uses Taskstream, can I use that account?

Yes. You can transfer between organizations within Taskstream by talking to a Taskstream representative at 1-800-311-5656. Once you have been transferred to the Purdue “group,” please send email to edit@purdue.edu so we can verify that you are enrolled in the proper programs inside the system.

10. How do I know how much space I have left in my Taskstream account?

In order to find out how much storage space you have remaining in your Taskstream account, click on the tab titled “Resources” on the menu bar of the screen. Once inside, click on the tab labeled “Online Storage.” On that screen it will tell you exactly how much space you are using and how. It will also give you the opportunity to purchase additional storage space.

11. Can I access my Taskstream files once I leave Purdue?

Yes. You can continue to purchase or renew your Taskstream subscription. As long as you continue to renew your account, it is completely yours with full access to all of the features and tools. Your other option is to use the “Pack-It-Up: Save Offline” feature within Taskstream. This tool is inside the “Resources” section of TaskStream. If you will need to access to your documents in the future, please keep renewing your account or use the “Pack-It-Up: Save Offline” feature. Otherwise, you will not get your documents once your account has expired.

Here is a quick-start guide from Taskstream on how to use the “Pack-It-Up: Save Offline” features to download your portfolios onto a computer.


12. How do I publish my portfolio to the web?

Because your Taskstream account may be active after you have graduated from Purdue, you can use it to create a presentation portfolio that you can send to prospective employers.  You can do this for as long as your Taskstream account remains active (you are responsible for paying the fees to keep your account active).  Before you can publish a portfolio web page in Taskstream, you’ll need to create your portfolio . Go here to learn how to create a portfolio. After creating your portfolio, you will be able to publish your portfolio to the web and have the ability to share it with prospective employers. Information on how to create the web link is located here.