Adding 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, your students won’t be able to view or access that item until they meet the associated condition. Let them know that you have set up these release conditions by posting in the Announcements, or post in the descriptions of the module/topic, etc.

For example:

  1. Require students to complete an activity (i.e. Syllabus Quiz, Introduce Yourself,etc.) before accessing course content.
  2. Require students to obtain a certain percentage on an activity (i.e. 100% on Syllabus Quiz) to access content items.
  3. Require student to complete a non-graded activity before accessing a graded activity.
  4. Release an answer key to students who completed the assignment.

If you attach multiple conditions to an item, students must meet all conditions before they can access the item.

  • Who is this for: All Instructors
  • What is required: A D2L Brightspace course

How do you add Release Conditions?

The Release Condition iconcontent and discussion release condition icon or assignment and quiz release condition iconwill be displayed any time a release condition is involved with a tool. You always place the release condition on the item that you would like to be released, not on the item that triggers its release. For example, if I want a content topic to be released after a quiz has been taken, I will place the release condition on the content topic, not the quiz.

Content modules
  1. Under the module title, click Add dates and restrictions…
    Add dates and restrictions... under Content module's name
  2. Click Create and choose the condition type and details from the list and click Create.
    If you have more than one condition, choose between “All conditions must be met” (default) or “Any condition must be met.”
    Create release conditionsSave release conditions settings
  3. Click Update to save.
    You should see the release condition icon below the module’s name.
    release condition for content module
  4. To remove the release condition, click on the release condition item below the module’s name, click X next to the condition item, and click Update to save.
Content topics
  1. Click the topic action menu and select Edit Properties In-place.
    content topic, click edit properties in place
  2. Click Add dates and restrictions…
    content topic add dates and restrictions...
  3. Click Create and choose the condition type and details from the list and click Create.
    If you have more than one condition, choose between “All conditions must be met” (default) or “Any condition must be met.”
    choose release conditions from the list
  4. Click Update to save.
    You should see the release condition icon below the topic’s name.
    content topic release conditions status
  5. To remove the release condition, click on the release condition item below the topic’s name, click X next to the condition item, and click Update to save.
Discussion forums and topics
  1. Go to the Discussions tool
  2. Click the forum or topic action menu and select Edit forum or Edit topic
  3. Click Restrictions tab
  4. Click Create and Attach and choose the condition type and details from the list and click Create.
    If you have more than one condition, choose between “All conditions must be met” (default) or “Any condition must be met.”
    discussions restrictions tab to create release conditions
  5. Click Save and Close to save.
    You should see the release condition icon below the discussion forum or topic’s name.
    discussions forum and topic release conditions status
  6. To remove the release condition, follow the steps above and click on the X next to the release condition item. Then click Save and Close to save.
Assignments
  1. Go to the Assignment tool
  2. Click the assignment action menu and select Edit Submission Folder
  3. Click Restrictions tab
  4. Click Create and Attach and choose the condition type and details from the list and click Create.
    If you have more than one condition, choose between “All conditions must be met” (default) or “Any condition must be met.”
    assignments restrictions tab to create release conditions
  5. Click Save and Close to save.
    You should see the release condition icon next to the assignment’s name.
    assignments release conditions status
  6. To remove the release condition, follow the steps above and click on the X next to the release condition item. Then click Save and Close to save.
Quizzes
  1. Go to the Quizzes tool
  2. Click the quiz action menu and select Edit
  3. Click Restrictions tab
  4. Click Create and Attach and choose the condition type and details from the list and click Create.
    If you have more than one condition, choose between “All conditions must be met” (default) or “Any condition must be met.”
    quiz restrictions tab to create release conditions
  5. Click Save and Close to save.
    You should see the release condition icon next to the quiz’s name.
    quiz release conditions status
  6. To remove the release condition, follow the steps above and click on the X next to the release condition item. Then click Save and Close to save.

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