Differentiated Pages

Idea created by Kevin Gordon on Oct 2, 2015
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    Canvas should support differentiated Pages. Similar to differentiated Assignments, Pages could be set to be visible to certain groups of students. This would allow for the creation of diverging tracks or branches within a single course.


    At UCLA Extension, we're currently developing a Canvas training course for new instructors. We have included two groups of instructors in one course: 1.) Online/Hybrid instructors, and 2.) Web-facilitated instructors. By necessity, we've designed our course so both groups move through the same content. However, if we had differentiated Pages, then we could tailor our content to each group's specific needs and enjoy the benefits of keeping them in the same course (discussion, collaboration, grading etc.).


    There is a similar suggestion for differentiated Modules for which I have voted in support:


    Module access to specific groups, sections or students





      Comments from Instructure


    January 2016 updates:


    • Jason Sparks Employee Jan 7, 2016 9:28 AM

      The customization of a learning pathway is something we are researching.  My colleague, Mccall Smith , is leading our thinking on competency-based education, which would include a process for the customization of content/content availability for groups of students as well as individual students. This process is likely in the long-term.  I will defer to Mccall to comment any further, but know we are looking into this. Kind regards, Jason


    • Mccall Smith Administrator Jan 7, 2016 11:46 AM

      As Jason Sparks mentioned, this is something we will likely consider down the road. However, we do not anticipate including this functionality for the next 12-18 months. There is a better chance that we will increase functionality in Modules prior to pages. Thanks for the all the feedback! Stay tuned for updates.