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

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

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

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