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How do I require one Lesson item to be completed before another item becomes available?

Most of the items that can be added to a Lessons page can be made "required". That is, students must open (if the item is a resource) or complete (if the item is a forum posting, quiz, assignment, question, comment or student page).  Further, the Lessons tool allows instructors to require students to complete one item in the list before allowing access to another item in the list.

Lessons tool Items that can be required:

  • Add Resource items (requires student to open resource or link)
  • Add Assignment items (requires student to submit the assignment)
  • Add Quiz items (requires student to submit the quiz and/or achieve a minimum grade on the quiz)
  • Add Forum Topics items (requires student to create a post on a selected forum topic)
  • Add Question items (requires student to submit an answer to the question)
  • Add Comment items (requires student to add a comment)
  • Add Student Content (requires student to add a new student page)

Lessons tool items that can be set as unavailable until required items above it in the list are completed:

  • Content links
  • Assignment links
  • Quiz links
  • Forum Topic links
  • Question items
  • Add Comment items
  • Student Content

Go to the Lessons page.

Go to the Lessons page.

Click on the Lessons Page Title (e.g. Unit #1\P \ in the Tool Menu to display the page.

Click Edit.

Click Edit.

Check Require This Item, then click Update Item.

Check Require This Item, then click Update Item.

Note that Required items are indicated with an asterisk to the left of the item.

Note that Required items are indicated with an asterisk to the left of the item.

To set an item as unavailable until required items are completed, click Edit.

To set an item as unavailable until required items are completed, click Edit.

Check Don't Release Item Until All Prerequisites are Completed, then click Update Item.

Check Don't Release Item Until All Prerequisites are Completed, then click Update Item.

Notice that items that are conditionally released display [Has prerequisites] in red text next to the item.

Notice that items that are conditionally released display [Has prerequisites] in red text next to the item.

In the example shown above, the audio file cannot be opened until the required PDF file above it is opened.