Assignments: How do I make an assignment available to specific students but not the whole class?
ANSWER: ASSIGNMENTS - SET RELEASE CRITERIA
Setting release criteria allows you to selectively release an assignment:
- on a certain date.
- to certain individuals.
- to students belonging to a certain group.
- according to a variety of criteria in the Grade Book.
NOTE: It is not necessary to set release criteria to choose ALL students, because by default all students or selected groups have access once you make the assignment available. Instead, use this feature to limit the assignment to specific members or groups in your course.
Role(s) Needed: The instructions for setting release criteria apply to Section-level Designers and Instructors.
Step 1: From the Build or Teach tab, click the Assignments tool.
Step 2: Click the down arrow icon next to the assignment name and select Set Release Criteria.
Step 3: Click the Add Member Criteria button.
Step 4: Check the students who should see the assignment and click Save.
TIP: If you do not see an item, click the Paging Preferences icon in the bottom right. The default number of items shown per page is 10. In the Edit Paging window, enter a larger value (the maximum is 999 items per page):This allows you to see all items in a single view so you can scroll up and down to find what you need. If you have more than 999 items, you will need to navigate from one page to another using the Page controls.
Step 5: Click Save on the Set Release Criteria page.
- The item will now show (Conditional) by it.
- Though powerful, Set Release Criteria is a misunderstood function in the context of an assignment. Ignore the Date criteria. Instead, use the date/time settings via Edit Properties.
Step 6: If it isn't already, make sure the assignment is available so that when your criteria is met, the target students will have access.
- To make it available, click the down arrow icon next to the assignment name and select Show Item.
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