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How do I make an activity's visibility dependent on competency mastery?

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Ryan Richins
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During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

Until all users have switched to the new UI, our Help Center articles will include information for both. 

Click the header below that aligns with the Buzz UI version you are using (Old UI or New UI); if you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

To help learners focus on competency mastery, learners should show mastery before being asked to complete activities that require competency. Buzz supports this idea of building competency mastery by allowing content authors to limit access to activities using the students' completion of and performance on competency mastery.  

To set up this dependency:

  1. Create an activity or edit an existing activity.
  2. In the Navigation tab of the activity editor, check the Restrict visibility by mastery box in the Visibility section.
  3. Click Add restrictions.
  1. Choose to add visibility restrictions based on:
    • A student's successfully completing one or more Activities. If applicable, check the Require passing score if gradable for mastery box.
    • A student's mastering one or more of the course-relevant Objectives.
  2. Click OK.
New UI

To help learners focus on competency mastery, learners should show mastery before being asked to complete activities that require competency. Buzz supports this idea of building competency mastery by allowing content authors to limit access to activities using the students' completion of and performance on competency mastery.  

Grant access based on objective mastery

To set grant access based on objective mastery:

  1. Create an activity or edit an existing activity.
  2. In the Settings tab of the activity editor, check the Block access until student master objective(s) on the Visibility and access card.
  3. Click Choose objective.
  1. Check the box(es) next to the Objective(s) you want students to master before moving on.
  2. Click Done.

Grant access based on activity completion

To set grant access based on activity completion:

  1. Create an activity or edit an existing activity.
  2. In the Settings tab of the activity editor, check the Block access until student completes other activity on the Visibility and access card.
  3. Click Choose activity.
  1. Check the box(es) next to the activity or activities you want students to complete before moving on.
  2. Click Done.

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Jeffrey Kissinger

Hi Ryan,

Very useful article.  Say I want to give learners the ability to skip the end of unit quizzes if they complete smaller formative quizzes within the unit at 60% mastery.  What approach would be best to accomplish this in Buzz?

Best,

Jeff

Varshini G

Does "Block Access until a specified date" make the activity "invisible" to the students till the specified date? Or will the activity be visible but not accessible till the specified date?

 

Scott Taylor

Hello Varshini,

The activity will still show in the table of contents, but there will be a notice for the student that the activity cannot be accessed until the time set for it to be accessible.

Susan Harrison

Is there a way to 'Grant access based on activity completion' to only a group and not all the students in the course?

Brian Williams
  • Agilix team member

Hello Susan!

Currently we only provide the methods to block student access till they have completed the item, mastered objectives, or till a specified date has occurred. These settings can be applied to specific student groups if some students need to have different settings apply. 

The article How do I create and manage groups? notes how to setup groups. Once that has been completed you will see a people icon on the upper right side of window next to the word "Preview" in the item settings. You may select from the list the groups you wish to use and make edits to the item that only apply to that specified group. 

Susan Harrison

Brian, thanks. I did that. I have two groups in the course. I clicked on the correct group, but it added the restriction on both groups. 

Brian Williams
  • Agilix team member

I am unable to replicate each of those three restriction settings inheriting to another group when the setting was applied to a specific group. If one selects all groups, the changes will apply to all of the groups within the item settings. 

Susan Harrison

I figured it out. Due to the updates on the new UI the screenshot are different. In order to get to settings you have to Select the Unit or Activity to restrict access-select the Pencil icon to Edit - Click Setting - Click Filter by Group (it's no longer 'Preview) - Click desired Group - Lastly, follow steps above.

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