Managing Restrict Access Settings

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Instructors can release resources and activities to students based on certain criteria such as date, grade received or profile information using Restrict Access settings. This is also known as conditional release and is a an option for asynchronous online courses where students move through a CLE course at different times.

What does this look like? Instructors and content assistants will see a Restrict Access section in the setup screen of each resource and activity. After configuring Restrict Access settings, the activity or resource will remain hidden on the CLE course page until all conditions are met.

Access restrictions (also known as Conditional release) can be applied to a new resource or activity to a course page, or to a resource or activity that has already been added to your course.

To restrict access to an activity or resource:

  1. Turn editing on in the CLE course
  2. Click Add a new activity or resource, or click Edit Settings for an activity or resource that was previously added to the course
  3. From the Edit Settings page, scroll down to the Restrict Access section and expand
  4. Click the Add restriction… button to setup a restriction
  5. After clicking the Add Restriction button, a choice of conditions appear
  6. Restrictions can be based upon completion of activitydategradegroup, grouping, mobile app, user profile fields, or a set of nested restrictions

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  • Activity Completion: Require students to complete (or not complete) another activity(Note this button only appears if you have Activity completion enabled in your CLE course)
  • Date: Prevent access until (or from) a specified date and time
  • Grade: Require students to achieve a specified grade on an activity
  • Group: Control access based on if students belong to a certain group (Note the groups and grouping button only appears if you have Groups enabled in your CLE course) 
  • Grouping: Control access based on if students belong to a certain group
  • Mobile App: Require students to access (or not access) using the mobile app
  • User Profile: Control access based on fields within the student’s profile
  • Restriction Set: Add a set of nested restrictions to apply complex logic

After selecting an initial release condition, further restrictions may be added by clicking the Add Restriction button again. It is possible to specify that ALL the conditions or ANY of the conditions are required before the activity is made available. Thus, it is possible to use Or as well as And conditions.

The example below shows an access restriction using a Date condition, preventing students from accessing the activity outside of the designated times (February 17 at 8am until February 17 at 10:25pm).

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The example below shows an access restriction using a Grade condition, preventing students from accessing the activity until they have completed the previous activity, Week 1 Quiz, with a score of 75% or better:

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The example below shows an access restriction using a User Profile condition, preventing students from accessing the activity unless their first name is Dylan.

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Choose how the resource or activity displays on the course page for student both before and after the access restrictions.

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