Common Module Settings, Restrict Access and Activity Completion

Common Module Settings (Activities)

Common Module Settings is where visibility can be set for the activity/ resource.

The Visible setting is linked to the show/hide eye icon on the site main page and is used to set the visibility of an activity or resource.

Common module settings

ID number provides an option for a number to be assigned to an activity to identify it for grade calculation purposes. However, there are simpler ways of achieving this in gradebook set-up.

Group Mode and Grouping allows the activity to be restricted to separate or visible groups (using the Group mode drop down menu) and to a Grouping. Once these are chosen, click the Add group/ grouping access restriction button to add this automatically. 

Common module settings- groups

In the Restrict access section, if the eye is open, the activity will display greyed out for students who are not in the grouping specified. If the eye is closed, the activity will be hidden completely from students who are unable to access it (this is likely to be the most common setting required, but it is not the default, so adds another step).

Restrict access grouping

Coordinator view with eye open:

Restrict access UC view

Student view with eye open:

Activity restriction (groups)

Coordinator view with eye closed:

UC view eye closed

Note: If the restriction is not added to the activity as well as setting the Common Module Settings, the activity appears open for all students (even those not in the group or grouping) and they will be able to view other students activity, however they will be limited to view only access (see example from Forum below):

Student view - no restriction added