Conditional activities allow you to permit access to an activity based on dates, completion and/or the grade achieved in one or more previous resources or activities. This is useful when you want to make sure students have read a document, completed preparatory work or have demonstrated understanding or mastery of concepts, procedures, principles, etc., before they move on to the next activity.
Step 1: Plan
Setting conditional activities is a three-step process:
Before configuring your conditions in CC, make a diagram or flow chart indicating the path you want the students to take.
The Instructor wants to ensure that the students read the syllabus. She sets the activity completion on Task A to “completed when the student has viewed it”. She then creates the video activity – Task B, and restricts access by setting the conditions “syllabus” and “must be marked as complete”.
Step 2: Set completion tracking on any resources/activities you are using as a condition to restrict access.
See Tracking Completion of Activities/Resources guide for instructions.
Step 3: Restrict access
To restrict by date:
One example: The Instructor wants to restrict students from viewing the video until after they read the syllabus. In the activity setup for the syllabus, she sets the activity completion to be marked as completed after students viewed it. She restricts access to the video using the Activity completion condition: “Syllabus must be marked complete”.
In the Restrict Access area, Activity Completion Condition field:
The Glossary will not be available until students complete the Blog One and it is on or after August 17. It will become visible to a student once those conditions are met. This is why writing up a plan can be helpful ahead of time.
To set this up the instructor would first need to edit the activity that will be hidden or restricted until another activity or set of conditions are completed.
To restrict access:
In this example, the Glossary activity selected will not be released to a student until they receive at least 80% on the Midterm Quiz.
Note that the specific score you assigned as a condition for access is not displayed. You will need to provide this information to the students.