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tono
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Displaying modules to only one student, but not others

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Hello,

Is it possible to show modules to only one student, but hide them from other students in the same Canvas course?

One of my students is about to leave for a military boot camp for months apparently without access to the Internet. He wants to complete the remaining modules in the coming days before he leaves. He prefers not to do it when he comes back in the fall.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Many thanks!

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edenos
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From what I understand, right now there isn't the ability to only assign modules to certain students.  They are either published for all, or published for none.  You can, however, do this to the individual assignments.

You could make it so that the assignments in each of the modules are only active for this individual student, or you could create another course just for him, copy your modules over to that "fake" course to have him work through it, and then copy the grade over from that fake course to your actual course as you complete them in class....but that is a lot of work.

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edenos
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From what I understand, right now there isn't the ability to only assign modules to certain students.  They are either published for all, or published for none.  You can, however, do this to the individual assignments.

You could make it so that the assignments in each of the modules are only active for this individual student, or you could create another course just for him, copy your modules over to that "fake" course to have him work through it, and then copy the grade over from that fake course to your actual course as you complete them in class....but that is a lot of work.

Ron_Bowman
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@tono I agree with what @edenos has stated.

The following is a possible unglorious workaround that probably would add confusion and not be worth it.

put as the first item in each module a 1 pt quiz that is in a 0 percentage weight based assignment group(I use weighted gradebook, if you use point based this won't work)

set restrictions on the module that they must be done sequentially and put this quiz as the first item and that the students  must score at least a 1out of 1 on it.  make the question a fill in the blank with some long code ABC123RFT whatever.  give that to the student in need and he can then access the material for each module.

Other students would not be able to access the material in the modules.  Of course the downside is that the module names are now visible to the other students - thus leading to confusion as to why they can't have access to them.