Release Conditions

Release Conditions lock items and make them invisible until specific criteria is fulfilled. 

NOTE: Managing release conditions is an advanced skill. Make sure you practice in a sandbox course and understand their use before applying them to your class. Read D2L Recommended Practices for Release Conditions.

Tools that associate with release conditions include:

  • Checklist
  • Content module and topic
  • Discussion forum and topic
  • Assignment dropbox
  • Grade item and category
  • Intelligent Agent
  • News item
  • Quiz
  • Survey

Access Release Conditions:

  1. Navigate to the course item you want to add release conditions to.
  2. From the context menu of the course item, click Edit [course item].
  3. Do one of the following:
  • To access release conditions for a discussion forum or topic, checklist, assignment submissions folder, grade item, quiz, or survey, click the Restrictions tab.
  • To access release conditions for a Announcements item, scroll to the Additional Release Conditions area.

How Release Conditions Work

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.

See also Release Condition Types

Watch the Brightspace Tutorial: Release Conditions - Introduction