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How to Restrict Access to Activities


Restricting access to activities within a course can be a useful way to ensure that your users are completing learning activities in the order you require them to. As well as allowing you to restrict access to key assessment areas within a course which users shouldn’t be able to complete until the end of the course. In this guide we’ll be looking at how to set up activity restrictions within an existing course.

Step 1 - Navigate

You can find the activity restriction settings within any activity by going to:

*Course name* > *Activity name* > Activity settings > Restrict access

Step 2 - Restriction settings

Within the activity restriction settings page, by default you’ll have no restrictions set, as shown below:

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In order to apply a new restriction, click “Add restriction” and then “Activity completion”. You’ll then be presented with a new set of options, we’ll touch more on these below.

First you’ll need to ensure the first option is set to “Must” in order for the settings that follow to apply correctly. Next you’ll need to set the activity which the user has to complete by clicking “Choose” and then clicking the activity from the dropdown menu. Then you’ll be able to apply the requirement of “Must be marked complete”. In summary, this will mean that the specified activity must be completed in order to unlock the activity which you are applying the restriction setting to.

For example, by applying the following restriction setting to a SCORM activity, we can ensure that users complete the “Test 1” activity before being able to access the current activity we are applying the restriction setting to.

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Step 3 - Save

After following the steps highlighted above, selecting save and display at the bottom of the page will then take you onto your course page where you’ll be able to see your new restriction setting visible on the activity.

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