Create a custom learning path in a course

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, users cannot see that item until they meet the associated condition. For example, you could attach a release condition to the second topic in your course’s content area that would hide that topic until users viewed the topic before it. Or you could create a condition that required users to view a content topic before gaining access to a quiz, or one that required them to post to a discussion topic before they could see a content module.

The Release Conditions and Intelligence Agent tool together can be a great way to automate routine activities in a course like sending an email when a student has completed a quiz with a low score. Or a quick email to commend a student on doing well on an essay. Or a number of things that all require that a student has done something. In fact, the biggest limitation of the Intelligent Agents in the past was that it required that a student DO something before the agent could be triggered. This limitation was immediately obvious to many of our faculty who have looked at using the tool. With the update on December 19, 2017, we can now set release conditions and trigger intelligent agents based on a student NOT having done something. Visit the step by step instructions below for examples of what can be done as well as the link for step by step instructions for Intelligent Agent tool.

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Step by Step Tutorial :  Release Conditions


Faculty interested in OAKS Release Conditions might also be interested in:

Intelligent Agents
Replacement Strings