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Module and Topic Availability

This page describes three ways to control student access to content elements.

  1. Draft/Publish Status: You can manually hide a module or topic from students and reveal it when you are ready.
  2. Start, End, and Due Dates: These don’t hide anything. Elements are still visible. But the topics won’t be clickable by students except during the time range you set.
  3. Release Conditions: When release conditions aren’t met, the content to which it applies will be hidden. For example, you might require students to take a quiz on elephants before they can view the content on giraffes.

Draft and Published Status

If you set a module’s  status as Draft, the module and all its topics are hidden from students.  Setting a topic’s status to Draft will only hide that particular topic.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • To change a module’s status, click the module name from the Table of Contents panel.
    • To change a topic’s status, locate the topic on the Table of Contents page, or click on its module from the Table of Contents panel.  Then, click on the actions menu for the topic and select Edit Properties In-place.
  2. Click Draft or Published to change the status. You’ll find it in the upper right corner.

Start, End, and Due Dates

Add or edit availability and due dates for a module

  1. Click the module name from the Table of Contents panel.
  2. Click Add dates and restrictions… or directly on the module’s existing dates and/or release conditions if there are any.
  3. Do any of the following:
    • To add dates for the module, click Add start date…, Add due date…, and/or Add end date….
    • To edit dates for the module, click directly on the existing date and/or time fields.
    • To delete a date for the module, click a date’s Remove date icon.
  4. Click Update.

Add or edit availability and due dates for a topic

  1. Locate the topic on the Table of Contents page, or click on its module from the Table of Contents panel.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Edit Properties In-place from the topic’s context menu.
    • Click directly on the topic name (the topic page will load).
  3. Click Add dates and restrictions… or directly on the topic’s existing dates and/or release conditions.
  4. Do any of the following:
    • To add dates for the module, click Add due date…, Add start date…, and/or Add end date….
    • To edit dates for the module, click directly on the existing date and/or time fields.
    • To delete a date for the module, click a date’s Remove date icon.
  5. Click Update.

Release Conditions

When you set release conditions, Pilot can automatically show or hide content items. You can release a content item or module based on whether a student

Add or edit release conditions for a module

  1. Click the module name from the Table of Contents panel.
  2. Click Add dates and restrictions… or directly on the module’s existing dates and/or restrictions.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To create new release conditions, click Create, then select the Condition Type and complete the Condition Details. Click Create.
    • To reuse existing release conditions, click Browse, then select a condition. To narrow the list of conditions, choose the tool the condition is based on from the View Conditions for drop-down list. Click Attach.
    • Add release dates and times for the module.
  4. Choose whether access to the module is dependent on meeting all or any of your conditions.
  5. Click Update.

Add or edit release conditions for a topic

  1. Locate the topic on the Table of Contents page, or click on its module from the Table of Contents panel.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Edit Properties In-place from the topic’s context menu.
    • Click directly on the topic name.
  3. Click Add dates and restrictions… or directly on the topic’s existing dates and/or release conditions.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To create new release conditions, click Create, then select the Condition Type and complete the Condition Details. Click Create.
    • To reuse existing release conditions, click Browse, then select a condition. To narrow the list of conditions, choose the tool the condition is based on from the View Conditions for drop-down list. Click Attach.
    • Add release dates and times for the topic.
  5. Choose whether access to the topic is dependent on meeting all or any of your conditions.
  6. Click Update.