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Release Conditions

Use Release Conditions to influence how students move through the course and control the visibility of content. This allows instructors to restrict course content until a condition is met.

Attach a Release Condition in Content

Attach a Release Condition to a Module

  1. Go to Content.
  2. Navigate to a module.
  3. Select Add dates and restrictions.   
  4. Under "Release Conditions," select Create.
  5. A pop-up window will open. Select the dropdown menu
  6. Select the tool that the condition should check for.
  7. For "Condition Details," select the specific item or rule that the condition must satisfy.
  8. Select Create.
  9. Select Update to finalize this update.

Attach a Release Condition to a Topic

  1. Go to Content.
  2. Select a topic.
  3. Select the dropdown arrow next to the topic name.
  4. Choose Edit properties In-place from the dropdown menu.
  5. Select Add dates and restrictions.   
  6. Under "Release Conditions," select Create.
  7. A pop-up window will open. Select the dropdown arrow. 
  8. Select the tool that the condition should check for.
  9. For "Condition Details," select the specific item or rule that the condition must satisfy.
  10. Select Create.
  11. Select Update to finalize this update.

Attach a Release Condition to a Discussion Topic

  1. Go to Discussions.
  2. Select the dropdown arrow next to the discussion topic.
  3. Select Edit Topic from the dropdown menu.
  4. The Edit Topic page will open. Select the Restrictions tab. 
  5. Under "Release Conditions," select Create and Attach.
  6. A pop-up window will open. Select the dropdown menu.
  7. Select the tool that the condition should check for.
  8. For "Condition Details," select the specific item or rule that the condition must satisfy.
  9. Select Create.
  10. Select Save and Close when done editing this page.  

Attach a Release Condition to a Grade Item

  1. Go to Grades.
  2. Select Manage Grades.
  3. Select the title of the grade item.  
  4. The Edit Item page will open. Select the Restrictions tab.  
  5. Under "Release Conditions," select Create and Attach.
  6. A pop-up window will open. Select the dropdown menu.
  7. Select the tool that the condition should check for.
  8. For "Condition Details," select the specific item or rule that the condition must satisfy.
  9. Select Create.
  10. Select Save and Close when done editing this page.

Attach a Release Condition to a Quiz

  1. Go to Quizzes.
  2. Select the title of the quiz.
  3. This will open the "Edit Quiz" page.  Select the Restrictions tab.
  4. Under "Release Conditions," select Create and Attach.
  5. A pop-up window will open. Select the dropdown arrow.
  6. Select the tool that the condition should check for.
  7. For "Condition Details," select the specific item or rule that the condition must satisfy.
  8. Select Create.
  9. Select Save and Close when done editing this page.

Attach a Release Condition to a Submission

  1. Go to Submissions 
  2. Select that dropdown arrow next to the title of the folder.
  3. Choose Edit Folder
  4. The Edit Folder page will open.  Select the Availability Dates & Restrictions tab.  
  5. Under "Release Conditions," select Add Release Condition.
  6. A dropdown menu will open. To create a new release condition, select Create New.

    Note: If the release condition was previously created, select Add Existing. In the popup window that opens, select the tool to which the condition is attached or select the condition from the list. Then, select Add.

  7. A popup window will open. Under "Condition Type,", select the specific item or rule that the condition must satisfy from the Submission Folder section.
  8. Under "Condition Details," select the Submission Folder to which to attach the condition.
  9. Select Create.
  10. Select Save and Close when done editing this page.