In Blackboard Ultra, you can control access to specific content or assessments based on date, user, group, or performance. This guide demonstrates how to use Release Conditions in the Blackboard Ultra Course View.
With Release conditions, you can use rules to release content to students. This is a really useful feature if you do not want content to be available until, certain conditions have been met.
On the Course Content page, you can access Release conditions from the visibility setting for each item, folder and learning module in your content list.
You can also find visibility settings at the top of your screen when you open course content items. Open the item you want to edit and select Release conditions in the visibility menu.
Here you can select which course members and groups can have access to this content. By default, the All members option is selected. If you want to change this, you can select the second option “Specific members or groups”.
Two menus will appear, the first one lets you select one or several members who will be the only ones with access to this content. The second menu lets you select a group in your course and the members of that group will be the ones with access to the content.
Using the date time option, you can release an item or folder on an exact date until a certain date, or during a defined period of time.
Using the performance option, you can release content based on a student’s score or completion of an item in your course. Choose a graded item or grade book column, such as overall grade or attendance that you want to base the rule on the grade requirement list appears with a range of scores based on the items grade schema, and maximum point value.
For example, you may want to release content only after a student has received the 70% or above on the previous assignment.
You can also choose custom range from the grade requirement list. This setting allows you to select your grading schema and set the minimum and maximum score that a student must achieve.
Once you set these options, you can also choose to show or hide content for students before they have access.
If you choose to show the item to students before they are able to access it, the date and time, and or the conditions they must satisfy before they can access the content are shown.
Using the sequence option, you can control the order in which Blackboard Ultra items are made available.
The order of items listed from first to last in a learning module controls the sequence of release, subsequent items will become available following the opening of the first Blackboard Ultra item (such as a Document) in sequence.
For example, in the screenshot included below, Document 01 until they have opened and consumed before students can see Document 02. Once Document 02 has been accessed then the final Document 03 will become available.
To remove a rule simply clear the checkbox, and when you’re finished setting your options, select save.