Educators

A reference guide for Educators using Connect at TAFE Queensland.

Create a custom learning path in a unit

Release conditions allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your unit. 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 unit’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.

If you attach multiple conditions to an item, users must meet all conditions before they can access the item. For example, you could require users to visit the first three content topics in a unit before gaining access to an associated quiz.

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 80% on a formative quiz before they can access that topic, and one of your participants receives 85% on the quiz but you adjust their grade to 75% they will be able to access the topic because they did meet the requirement at some point.

Access Release Conditions

  1. Navigate to the unit item you want to add release conditions to.
  2. From the context menu of the unit item, click The edit icon Edit [unit item].
  3. Do any of the following:
    • To access release conditions for a discussion forum or topic, checklist, assignment submissions folder, grade item, quiz, or survey, click the Restrictions tab.
    • To access release conditions for a custom widget, click the Release Conditions tab.
    • To access release conditions for an Announcements item, scroll to the Additional Release Conditions area.

Tools that support release conditions

You can access release conditions for any of the following unit items:

How do release conditions work?

Release conditions allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your unit. 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 unit’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.

Release conditions can also be added to intelligent agents to create email notifications for users. For example, you could create an intelligent agent that sends a reminder email to users who have not yet completed a required quiz or assignment in the unit. This scenario is ideal for using release conditions with the "not" operator.

If you attach multiple conditions to an item, users must meet all conditions before they can access the item. For example, you could require users to visit the first three content topics in a unit before gaining access to an associated quiz.

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 80% on a formative quiz before they can access that topic, and one of your participants receives 85% on the quiz but you adjust their grade to 75% they will be able to access the topic because they did meet the requirement at some point.

Best practices for creating release conditions

Release condition types

Condition Type

Description

Awards - Awards

The user must have earned a specific award in order to fulfill the release condition

Checklist - Completed checklist

The user must complete all items on the selected checklist in order to fulfill the release condition

Checklist - Incomplete checklist

The user must not complete one or more items on the selected checklist in order to fulfill the release condition

Checklist - Completed checklist item

The user must complete a specific item on the selected checklist in order to fulfill the release condition

Checklist - Incomplete checklist item

The user must not complete the specific item on the selected checklist to fulfill the release condition

Classlist - Group enrolment

The user must be enrolled in a specific group in order to fulfill the release condition

Classlist - Org unit enrolment

The user must be enrolled in a specific org unit in order to fulfill the release condition

Classlist - Section enrolment

The user must be enrolled in a specific section in order to fulfill the release condition

Classlist - Role in current org unit

The user must either:

  • be enrolled as a specific role
  • not be enrolled as a specific role

in order to fulfill the release condition

Classlist - Date of enrolment in current org unit

The user must be enrolled in the current org unit for a specified number of days in order to fulfill the release condition

Content - visited content topic

The user must visit a specific content topic in order to fulfill the release condition

Content - Not visited content topic

The user must not visit the specified content topic in order to fulfill the release condition.

Content - Visited all content topics

The user must visit all content topics in the unit offering in order to fulfill the release condition

Discussions - Posts authored in topic

The user must author a specified number and type of posts in a designated module or topic in order to fulfill the release condition

Discussions - No posts authored in topic

The user must not author any number or type of post in a designated module or topic in order to fulfill the release condition

Discussions - Score on associated rubric

The user must achieve a specified Score and Threshold level on a discussion module or topic, based on an associated rubric, in order to fulfill the release condition

Assignments - Submission to Assignment submission folder

The user must make a submission to a specified assignment submissions folder in order to fulfill the release condition

Assignments - No submission to Assignment submission folder

The user must not make a submission to a specified assignment submissions folder in order to fulfill the release condition

Assignments - Receive feedback on Assignment submission

The user must receive feedback on a submission to a specified assignment submissions folder in order to fulfill the release condition

Assignments - Score on associated rubric

The user must achieve a specified Score and Threshold level on an assignment submissions folder submission, based on an associated rubric, in order to fulfill the release condition

Grades - Grade value on a grade item

The user must achieve a specified grade value on a grade item in order to fulfill the release condition

Grades - No grade received

The user must not receive a specified grade value on a grade item in order to fulfill the release condition

Grades - Score on associated rubric

The user must achieve a specified Score and Threshold level on a grade item, based on an associated rubric, in order to fulfill the release condition

Quizzes - Score on a quiz

The user must achieve a specified score on a quiz in order to fulfill the release condition

Quizzes - Completed quiz attempt

The user must achieve a specified number of attempts of a quiz in order to fulfill the release condition

Quizzes - Score on selected questions

When a quiz has a learning objective with associated questions and an assessment method attached to it, the user must achieve a specified grade value on the learning objective in order to fulfill the release condition

Quizzes - Score on associated rubric

The user must achieve a specified Score and Threshold level on a quiz, based on an associated rubric, in order to fulfill the release condition

Quizzes - No completed quiz attempt

The user must not complete any attempt on a quiz in order to fulfill the release condition

Surveys - Completed survey attempt

The user must achieve a specified number of attempts of a survey in order to fulfill the release condition

Surveys - No completed survey attempt

The user must not complete any attempt on a survey in order to fulfill the release condition