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Release Condition Restrictions

Release Conditions allow you to restrict course materials and activities based on section/group enrollments and/or completion of another course activity. To edit the restrictions of a grade item or category:

Tip: Any restrictions you set for a grade category will be inherited by the category's grade items.

1. Make sure you're in Manage Grades. Manage Grades is the default landing page in the Grades tool, but you can change this preference in Personal Display Options.


2. Click the name of the grade item or category you'd like to edit.


Click the Restrictions tab3. Either while creating a new grade item/category or while editing an existing grade item/category, click the Restrictions tab.


From here, the instructions will differ depending on whether you would like to create a new release condition or use an existing one.


Setting New Release Conditions:

Click the Show Release Conditions Link1. Release condition options may be hidden from view. If this is the case, click the Show Release Conditions link to expand your options.


Click the Create and Attach button2. To create a brand new release condition, click the Create and Attach button.


Select Condition Type3. Use the Condition Type drop down menu to select what area to restrict by.


Select Condition Details4. The Condition Details drop down menu will update based on what was selected for Condition Type. Select the specfic requirement.


Click the Create Button5. Based on what was selected above, additional information may be required. Once all information has been entered, click the Create button.


Users Must Satisfy Drop Down Menu6. Once a release condition has been attached, a new menu that allows you to set how conditions must be met will become active. This menu is only relevant if you have more than one condition attached. If so select whether All conditions must be met or if Any condition must be met. Selecting Any condition must be met means that a participant must satisfy only one of the conditions listed to access the restricted course material or activity.


7. Click one of the Save options at the bottom of the screen to save your changes:

  • Save and Close: Saves any changes and returns you to the Manage Grades screen.
  • Save and New: Saves any changes and allows you to begin creating a new grade item/category.
  • Save: Saves any changes and stays on the same screen.

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Using Existing Release Conditions:

Click the Show Release Conditions Link1. Release condition options may be hidden from view. If this is the case, click the Show Release Conditions link to expand your options.


Click the Attach Existing button2. To use a release condition that you have used in your D2L course site before, click the Attach Existing button.


Click Attach Button3. Select the release condition(s) to be used by checking the box to the left of the condition(s). If you have a long list of available release conditions, you can use the View Conditions for drop down menu to filter by a specific tool's release condition.

4. Click the Attach button.


Users Must Satisfy Drop Down Menu5. Once a release condition has been attached, a new menu that allows you to set how conditions must be met will become active. This menu is only relevant if you have more than one condition attached. If so select whether All conditions must be met or if Any condition must be met. Selecting Any condition must be met means that a participant must satisfy only one of the conditions listed to access the restricted course material or activity.


6. Click one of the Save options at the bottom of the screen to save your changes:

  • Save and Close: Saves any changes and returns you to the Manage Grades screen.
  • Save and New: Saves any changes and allows you to begin creating a new grade item/category.
  • Save: Saves any changes and stays on the same screen.

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