Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Desire2Learn > Tools > Content > Setting Up Exemptions
Instructors can exempt students from Content topics if a student is not required to complete them. When a user is exempted from an item in Content, the exempted topic title appears with an exempted flag, the Due date is not shown, the completion method indicator is removed, and the count of required topics and module completion percentage excludes exempted topics. Exempted activities are not due, and therefore not overdue, and do not appear in the Calendar widget or Work To Do widget. Exemptions can only be set on the following Content topic types: file topics, LTI links, Checklists, Submissions, Discussions, Quizzes, Surveys, and Self-Assessments.