Topics in this article include:

Managing Release Dates (Setting Date/Time Restrictions)

Using Adaptive Release to Set Multiple Release Dates


Managing Release Dates (Setting Date/Time Restrictions)

You may control the dates that your content is available for your students, including modules, folders, items, assignments, and more. 

 

Locate the item you wish to edit and hover your mouse over it until the chevron appears. Click the chevron to open a menu.

 


Click Edit.


Scroll down to the Standard Options Section.


Make sure that the Permit Users to View this Content section is toggled to Yes.

Click on the checkbox located to the left of the Display After prompt.

Enter the release date and time that you would like the content to be made available to students.



Click Submit at the bottom of the page to save changes. This will hide the content from students until the date and time you’ve selected has arrived.



Using Adaptive Release to Set Multiple Release Dates for Content

In many courses, instructors set up release dates to manage when students are able to access content. This may be set on a folder or module level (ex weekly content) or on individual items. In some instances you may need to modify your release dates in order to accommodate a student (or a few students) who need to access the content earlier than the rest of the class. 


The Adaptive Release tool will allow you to create one rule to release the content for the student(s) with accommodations, and then create a second rule for the rest of the students. This will allow your first student(s) to receive the content in advance while the other students will receive it at the regularly scheduled time.


To do so, locate your module in the course and hover over it until the chevron appears. Click the chevron to open a menu.

image of myLesley content folder with callout to menu button


This will open a menu. Select Adaptive Release: Advanced

image of folder menu with callout to Adaptive Release:Advanced button


This will bring you into the Adaptive Release: Advanced area. Click Create Rule.

image of Adaptive Release Advanced area with callout to Create Rule button


Give your rule a name and click Submit

image of rule name


Now that you have created your rule, you will need to add criteria to the rule, including membership and date. Click Create Criteria to open a menu.

image of create criteria button


Select Membership to add a specific student to the rule. This rule will only apply to those selected.

image of criteria membership button



Add members to your group. You may add students by username or by group. Once you have added members, click Submit.

image of membership criteria. You may add individual users or course groups.


You will be brought back to your rule criteria page. Click Create Criteria to add dates to the rule.


Select Date to specify the date the content will be available to the rule member(s).

image of date button



Set the date and time when you want students to access the content. Click Submit to save changes.



You will be brought back to your Rule. Click OK to return to the Adaptive Released: Advanced page and create a second rule.

image of completed rule criteria page



Repeat the same steps as before. This time you will add the remainder of the students to the membership rule and select a second release date for the date rule. Once both rules have been created, your first student(s) will be able to access the content early and the rest of the students will be able to access the content at the regularly scheduled time.