Adding Content

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Add Release Conditions for Learning Materials 

Release conditions can be used to create a custom learning path through a learning space. They can be set to allow or prevent a user from viewing or accessing learning materials unless the release condition is met. 

Release conditions can be added to the following tools, to restrict view access until release condition/s have been met.

  • Checklists and news items
  • Content modules and topics
  • Discussion forums and topics
  • Assessment Dropbox, quizzes, and surveys
  • Grade items 

For example, this can be used to set up the following access: 

  • Can only view module 2 (or session 2), after all topics in module 1 (or session 1) have been viewed.
  • Can only view a module, after achieving a pass on a quiz
  • Can only view a quiz, if the student belongs to a timetabled class group  i.e., Sydney class


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Adding a Release Condition to a content module

This guide will walk you through adding a release condition to the Week 2 module, that can only be viewed after achieving a pass on Quiz Test 1.


Step One: Accessing Release Conditions

1. In a learning space on the navbar, select Learning Space (1). 
2. Select the Module (2), that you would like to restrict access, until a release condition is met.
3. Select Add Restrictions (3).

adding restrictions to week 2 module


Release Conditions

5. (Optional) Add dates (1) that control when the item is made available.
Select Add start date to enter when the item is available, Add due date to add the due date and Add end date to enter the final date that the item will be visible.

6. Below this, there are two options for release conditions, Create (A) new or Browse (B) to select previously created conditions

7. To create a new release condition, Select Create

If you had previously created a release condition, you can Browse (B) to locate and reuse it. This will open a list of your prior conditions. Select All Tools to filter your conditions. Then tick on the box next to the condition you would like to reuse and lastly select Attach

release contidion dates create or browse 1


Step Two: Creating Release Conditions

1. Open the Select Condition Type dropdown menu. This menu has a variety of options to choose from. Scroll through to see what is available and select your option. 

2. Click Select Grade Item to choose which grade item that the student is required to receive a mark for, to be able to complete this content.

3. Under Criteria, select the grade range expected of the student to meet the condition.

Enter the Grade as a percentage if required.

4. Select Create when you are done.

enter conditon details

5. You will then return to the Content in the Learning Space. The release condition will be visible below it. You can select the "X" to the right of it to remove it from this item. 

6. The Release Conditions dropdown menu will also be visible. You can have more than one release condition attached.

Whether you have one or more release conditions, you need to select All Conditions must be met (every release condition) or Any conditions must be met (one or more of the release conditions). Once complete, click Update

finalise release conditions

7. Your release conditions are now saved. You can select them again at any time to edit, remove, create new or attach a different condition.

view release condition


Once a user meets a release condition, the condition is cleared for that user and cannot be reset. For example, if you attach a release condition to a discussion topic requiring users to achieve more than 60% on a quiz before they can access that topic, and one of your participants receives 72% on the quiz but you adjust their grade to 55% they will be able to access the topic because they did meet the requirement at some point.


Release a news item to only one class

Select the picture below to see a quick video demonstration, showing how to only allow view access to a news item, if students belong to a particular class group.

Release Condition

  • Content: News item
  • Condition type: Group enrolment
  • Condition details: Group, VU Sydney Class01-Group 01

creating release conditions


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