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1. Introduction

Adaptive Release allows you to create rules based on a specific date/time, users, sub groups, and/or their attempts and scores in a quiz.

Adaptive Release Advanced allows you to manage the release of content. 

When applied, only users who meet your chosen adaptive release criteria will be able to see content. It's best not to apply multiple criteria, because if students can't see something, it can be difficult to work out why.
The following criteria can be applied to content; Adaptive Release rules have two different levels of complexity: basic and advanced.
Date – Content is released after a certain date or between particular dates (advanced)
Membership – Content is released to specific individuals or groups (advanced)
Mark– Content is released to students who achieved a grade for an assessment task.
Review Status – Content is released after a student marks content as Reviewed. This is not especially useful, as students can just click 'Reviewed' without having actually reviewed the content

2. Create a basic Adaptive Release rule

Basic adaptive release allows you to create one rule per content item from one of the four categories listed above. For example, you may wish to set up adaptive release for a Turnitin assignment in order to manage extensions.

a. Turn Edit Mode ON.

b. Click the action link (circle with down arrow) Drop-Down Arrow to reveal hidden menu next to the content you want to apply a rule to.

c. Click Adaptive Release.

Menu option, click Adaptive Release

d. Enter the details for any of the four criteria, see sections three to six below.

e. Click Submit.

3. Date rule

a. Choose Date by ticking the Display After and / or Display Until boxes.
b. Select the date by clicking the calendar button.
c. Select a time by clicking the clock button.

Example box to set Adaptive Release Dates

4. Membership rule

a. This is for individuals, not groups. Next to Username, click Browse...
Adaptive Release membership user visibility
b. Type in the usernames of the students or search for them.
c. Click Submit.

5. Sub-groups rule

a. In the Items to Select box, click a group (you need to have created some sub-groups or they won't appear in the list). For more information, see our guide to creating sub-groups.
b. Click the right arrow Example Adaptive release slect a sub-group and then click the forward button arrow so they appear to the users to move the selected group into the Selected Items box.
Select a Sub group from list example in Adaptive Release
c. Click Submit.

6. Mark rule

Here is the option to choose to create a Mark rule, but you don't need to use this setting for the marks to go into Grade Centre.

a. Using the drop-down menu, Select a Grade Centre column.

b. Select Condition:

  • User has at least one attempt for this item
  • Select Score- select criteria from drop-down menu and enter a score
  • Select Score Between (enter the lower and upper scores)

.Marking in Grade Centre colmun Adaptive Release

c. Click Submit.

7. Create an Advanced Adaptive Release rule

Advanced adaptive release allows you to create multiple concurrent rules, such as you may want to only allow users to view a content item for a limited time, if they got a certain grade in a test.

a. After clicking the action link on the content, click Adaptive Release: Advanced.

b. Click Create Rule.

Create an advanced Rule option

c. Name the rule.

Creating a Rule example in Adaptive Release

d. Set the Date, Mark and Membership by hovering over Create Criteria and finding the content item you want.

Example of setting Review status in Adaptive Release

e. Click on Submit

Submit button example

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Page last updated: 18/02/2021

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