Release Conditions

Release conditions allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your course. When you attach a release condition to an item, users cannot see that item until they meet the associated condition. For example, you could attach a release condition to the second topic in your course's content aread that would hide that topic until users viewed the topic before it, or you could create a condition that required users to view a content topic before gaining access to a quiz

 

If you attach multiple conditions to an item, users must meet all conditions before they can access the item. For exmaple, you could require users to visit the first three content topics in a unit before gaining access to an associated quiz.

 

Note: Once a user meets a release condition, the condition is cleared for that user and cannot be reset. For example, if you attach a release condition to a discussion topic requiring users to acheive more that 60% on a quiz before they can access that topic, and one of your participants receives 72% on the quiz but you adjust their grade to 55% they will be able to accesss the topic because they did meet the requirement at some point.

 

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Accessing Release Conditions

Accessing a course item's release condition will allow you to set a custom release condition for that item. 

 

To access a course item's release condition, first, navigate to the course item you want to add release conditions to. 

 

Do any of the following:

  • To access release conditions for a content item, from the dropdown menu of the course item, select Edit Properties In-Place. Then, click Add dates and restrictions.... You may then either choose to Create a new release condition or Browse a preexisting release condition. When you have created or chosen a release condition, click Update

 

Select Edit Properties In-Place.

 

Click Add dates and restrictions...

 

Create a new release condition or Browse a preexisting release condition. Click Update.

 

  • To access release conditions for a discussion topic, checklist, assignment submissions folder, grade item, quiz, or survey, click the Restrictions tab. You may then select to Attach Existing or Create and Attach a release condition. When you have attached existing or created and attached a release condition, click Save and Close

 

Adding a release condition to a discussion topic

 

  • To access release conditions for a custom widget, click the Release Conditions tab. You may then select to Attach Existing or Create and Attach a release condition. When you have attached existing or created and attached a release condition, click Save and Close

 

Adding a release condition for a custom widget

 

  • To access release conditions for an Announcements item, scroll to the Additional Release Conditions area. You may then select to Attach Existing or Create and Attach a release condition. When you have attached existing or created and attached a release condition, click Publish, if creating a new announcment, and Update, if you are modifying a preexisting announcement

 

Adding release conditions to a new Announcements item

 

Adding release conditions to a preexisting announcments item 

 

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Tools That Support Release Conditions

You can access release conditions for any of the following course items:

  • Awards
  • Checklist
  • Content Modules and Topics
  • Custom Widgets
  • Discussion Forums and Topics
  • Assignments
  • Grade Items and Categories
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Announcements Items
  • Quizzes
  • Surveys

 

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