Brightspace: Release Conditions Overview

This article explains what release conditions are and how to use them in the Brightspace learning environment.

Overview

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.

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 course. 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 60% on a quiz before they can access that topic, and one of your participants receives 72% on the quiz but you adjust their grade to 55% they will be able to access the topic because they did meet the requirement at some point.

Tools that Support Release Conditions

  1. Awards
  2. Checklist
  3. Content modules and topics
  4. Custom widgets
  5. Discussion forums and topics
  6. Assignments
  7. Grade items and categories
  8. Intelligent Agents
  9. Announcement items
  10. Quizzes
  11. Surveys

Types of Release Conditions

Condition Type

Description

Award Earned

Must earn a specific award in order to fulfill the release condition

Checklist Completion

Must complete all items on the selected checklist in order to fulfill the release condition

Incomplete checklist

Must not complete one or more items on the checklist in order to fulfill the release condition

Checklist item completiion

Must complete a specific item on the checklist in order to fulfill the release condition

Incomplete checklist item

Must not complete the specific item on the checklist to fulfill the release condition

Group enrollment

Must be enrolled in a specific group in order to fulfill the release condition

Org unit enrollment

Must be enrolled in a specific org unit in order to fulfill the release condition

Section enrollment

Must be enrolled in a specific section in order to fulfill the release condition

Role in current org unit

Must either:

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

in order to fulfill the release condition

Date of enrollment in current org unit

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

Competencies

Must complete a specific competency in order to fulfill the release condition

Competency not yet achieved

Must not complete a specific competency in order to fulfill the release condition

Learning objective

Must complete a specific learning objective in order to fulfill the release condition

Learning objective not yet achieved

Must not complete a specific learning objective in order to fulfill the release conditions

Score on associated rubric

Must achieve a specified Score and Threshold level on a learning objective, based on an associated rubric, in order to fulfill the release condition

Content topic visited

Must visit a specific content topic in order to fulfill the release condition

Not visited content topic

Must not visit the specified content topic in order to fulfill the release condition. Depending on your organization’s security configurations, users may not be able to access specified content topics at all when this release condition is set

All content topics visited

Must visit all content topics in the course offering in order to fulfill the release condition

Discussion posts authored in topic

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

No posts authored in topic

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

Submission to Assignment

Must make a submission to a specified assignment submissions folder in order to fulfill the release condition

No submission to dropbox

Must not make a submission to a specified assignment submissions folder in order to fulfill the release condition

Receive feedback on Assignment submission

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

Grade value on a grade item

Must achieve a specified grade value on a grade item in order to fulfill the release condition

No grade received

Must not receive a specified grade value on a grade item in order to fulfill the release condition

Score on a quiz

Must achieve a specified score on a quiz in order to fulfill the release condition

Completed quiz attempt

Must achieve a specified number of attempts of a quiz in order to fulfill the release condition

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

No completed quiz attempt

Must not complete any attempt on a quiz in order to fulfill the release condition

Completed survey attempt

Must achieve a specified number of attempts of a survey in order to fulfill the release condition

No completed survey attempt

Must not complete any attempt on a survey in order to fulfill the release condition

 

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