Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Access Control Contingencies


Access Control Contingencies

Access Control Contingencies allow an instructor to designate certain conditions under which a link to an activity or resource will be revealed. The criteria for revealing links includes pre-set date & time, a predetermined grade on an assignment or grade category (including course total), and a designation of completion for another activity or resource.

By setting up Access Control Contingencies, an instructor can create controlled pathways through course material that require students to fulfill certain requirements before proceeding. Contingencies also allow for multiple outcomes so that a student receiving a high grade on a quiz could see one set of links, while a student receiving a low score would see another set of links, perhaps to remedial  or support materials.

Activity Completion Settings

Access Control options may depend on pre-set Activity Completion Settings in other activities or resources. These settings must be chosen before criteria based on completion can be set.

Date/Time Access Control Options

You can set a start date when the link to the activity or resource will be revealed with the "Allow access from . . ." date setting. Click the Enable button to activate.

You can set an end date when the link will be removed by using the "Allow access until . . ." date setting. Click the Enable button to activate.

Grade Condition Options

Grade condition (select assignment or grade category from pull-down menu) must be at least _____% and less than _____%*.   (Enter grade values in text boxes)

*NOTE:  Please be aware that the Second Condition above is LESS THAN.  If you would like for students achieving 100% to meet this grade condition, you MUST enter a value GREATER THAN 100.  (Example: 101)

Add 2 grade conditions to form - (you can have multiple contingencies.)

Activity Completion Options

Activity completion condition  - (select name of activity or resource from pull-down menu)

NOTE: You must create conditional resources and activities, those on which the new activity depends, BEFORE they will appear on the pull-down menu.

Choose condition from these options:

  • Must be marked complete
  • Must not be marked complete
  • Must be complete with pass grade
  • Must be complete with fail grade

NOTE: "Grade to Pass" and "Grade to Fail" values must be set within the Grade Item Edit/Update page for an assignment in the GradeBook.

Add 2 activity conditions to form - you can have multiple contingencies.

Visibility Options

Restrict Access: "Before activity can be accessed . . ."

Choose from these Options:

  • Show activity grayed-out with restriction information.
  • Hide activity entirely.

If you choose "Show activity grayed-out", then students will see the link for the activity or resource in grey text, followed by the condition for access. For example "Quiz 1 - Not available until Review Document is marked Complete."

If you choose "Hide activity entirely", then students will not see any link for the activity or resource until the access conditions are met.

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