Cannot open assignments when accessing from internet

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Feb 23, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Hi everyone,

After uploading and assigning a peice of homework, everything works well and the assginment opens up to be completed WITHIN the school network., but once it is accessed via the internet, it get to the point where the student can click on the assginmnent to open it up in the SLK frame, but then instead of the assignment showing up in the frame a sharepoint error message comes up stating  'an unexpected error occured' does anybody have any idea on why this is happening, many thanks

Feb 26, 2010 at 4:54 AM

Often times there are two different web apps/IIS web sites for internal and external access. Make sure that you have all the same entries such as session state in the web.config file of the external web app as in the internal web app.

Mar 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM

We also have this problem. Our external access uses https and a full domain name and the My Assignments web part fails when a student or instructor clicks on an assignment to upload or mark. Hovering over the link with the mouse shows that the internal address is being used. Can this be fixed through configuration options or does the webpart code need changing? Presumably using relative links would fix this fairly easily.