About Release Conditions

Release conditions are conditions that you can set to certain parts of your course, for your students to only see this content once they have met certain requirements. Release conditions can be used as an extra way to structure your course and to guide your students through their workload and towards the final course goal. The release conditions can be linked to multiple subjects in Brightspace.

In this article, you will be shown:

Release conditions can only be installed for Assignments, Discussion Topic and Forum, Quiz, Surveys, Grade, Discussion Forum and topic and Content items.

To find out more about where to find release conditions for Activities, Surveys and Grades, please visit How to set Restrictions

Example

It is possible to set a release condition for an activity to give guidance to the students. They can be set to either one condition (Example A), or to multiple conditions (Example B).  

  • Example AA student is only able to work on assignment B once he has sufficiently passed assignment A
  • Example B: A student is only able to see the final assignment once he/she has handed in all weekly assignments and obtained a score of over 60% for the quizzes

Setting up release conditions

Navigate to the Release Conditions section either within Assignments, Discussion Topic and Forum, Quiz, Surveys, Grades and Content topics. Under Release Conditions  there are three options

Release Conditions

1. Attach Existing

If Release conditions have been created before within the course with the option Attach Existing, it is possible to reuse them and attach the existing ones in a different Activity in the course.

2. Create and Attach

In the Restrictions tab, you can find the subheading Release Conditions. It is possible to click either on  Attach Existing to add already existing conditions, or press Create and Attach in order to create a new Release Condition.

If you click on Create and Attach, a pop-up window will open

Create a New Release Condition
1. Condition Type

In the pop-up window, it is possible to select the Condition Type. There are multiple condition types that you can choose from.
1. Click on -- Select Condition Type -- and drop-down menu will appear with all condition types

2. Click on the option you would like to set as a release condition

Select Condition Type
Condition Type options
Checklist
  • Completed checklist: the student has finished a checklist
  • Completed checklist item: the student has finished a checklist item
  • Incomplete checklist: the student did not finish the checklist
  • Incomplete checklist item: the student did not finish a checklist item
Classlist
  • Group Enrollment: the student is a member of a certain group
  • Org Unit Enrollment: the student is a member of a certain course
  • Section Enrollment: the student is a member of a certain section
  • Role in Current Org Unit: the student has (not) been assigned a certain role
  • Date of Enrollment in Current Org Unit: the student has been enrolled in the course for a certain number of days
Competencies
  • Competency achieved: the student has obtained a certain competence
  • Learning objective achieved: the student has successfully achieved a set learning objective
  • Score on the associated rubric: the student has scored a certain score in a linked rubric
  • Competency not yet achieved: the student has not obtained a certain competence
  • Learning objective not yet achieved: the student has not yet achieved a learning objective
Content
  • Visited content topic: the student has checked out a certain content topic
  • Visited all content topics: the student has checked out all content topics
  • Not visited content topic: the student has not looked at a specific content topic
Discussions
  • Posts authored in a topic: the student has posted a certain amount of posts on a discussion topic
  • Score on the associated rubric: the student has received a rating based on a rubric
  • No posts authored in a topic: the student has not yet posted in a discussion topic
Assignments
  • Submission to the folder: the student has handed in an assignment
  • Receive feedback on submission: the student has received feedback on a certain handed-in assignment
  • Score on the associated rubric: the student has received a rating with the rubric
  • No submission to the folder: the student has not handed in any file
Grades
  • Grade value on a grade item: the student has obtained a certain score on a grade item
  • Score on the associated rubric: the student has obtained a rating with the rubric
  • No grade received: the student has not yet obtained a rating
  • Released final grade score: the final grade of a course has been released to the student
Quizzes
  • Score on a quiz: the student has obtained a certain score on a quiz
  • Completed quiz attempt: the student has finished the quiz
  • Score on selected questions: the student has received a rating on certain questions
  • Score on the associated rubric: the student has received a rating with the rubric
  • No completed quiz attempt: the student has not handed in the quiz yet
Surveys
  • Completed survey attempt: the student has handed in the survey
  • No completed survey attempt: the student has not handed in the survey

 

 

2. Condition Details

Once you have chosen a release condition, you can proceed to the Condition Details. If you have, for example, choose the Release Condition Completed checklist, you are now able to search through all your checklists and select the checklist you want your Release Condition to be linked to.

3. To find this checklist, click on --Select Checklist--

If the item you want to link your Release Condition to has not yet been created, e.g. a quiz or survey, then you will not be able to fill in Condition Details. Therefore, make sure that you have done this before installing your Condition.

Select Checklist
3. Create

Once the Release Condition has been selected,

4. Click on Create.

Select Checklist

The Release Condition is now created and linked to your assignment. This action will close the pop-up window and under the Release conditions section, the restrictions will appear with one more new condition to select.

To access this item, users must satisfy

For users to access this item, they must satisfy certain conditions you can select from:

  • All conditions must be met - when there are multiple conditions created and attached, this item will only be accessible when all the different conditions have been met at the same time
  • Any condition must be met - when there are multiple conditions created and attached, this item will only be accessible when at least one of the conditions is met

3. Remove All Conditions

If Release Conditions are already attached, the option Remove All Conditions allows to remove them all at once.

You now know about the Release Conditions in Brightspace!