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execed1
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Is there a way to restrict course content visibility/access (pages, assignments, modules, etc.) by student?

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I'm building out a course that has different levels of enrollment:

1. Year-long, monthly certificate track - would have full access to course

2. Bootcamp track - would have access to 3 out of 12 modules

3. Workshop track - would have access to 1 module

I'm wondering if I can just build one course and restrict which students can access specific content (based on their enrollment), or if I'll have to build out several courses.

I'm also building this in the Free for Teachers Canvas, not the full, institution-paid version - if that makes a difference.

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rmurchshafer
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You could use sections to make content available to specific groups of people, but unfortunately that only works for Assignments, Quizzes and Discussions.  Depending on how complex your course design is it still could work but using Assignments to hold the content, but setting Display Grade as to Not Graded.  Then for the Assign to, remove Everyone and add just the section(s) which should have access.  Essentially that Assignment is more like a page then since there will not be a Submit button.  I've used this trick a few times for limited content but it's probably not practical if you have complex modules.  In that case having 3 different courses might be best.

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rmurchshafer
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You could use sections to make content available to specific groups of people, but unfortunately that only works for Assignments, Quizzes and Discussions.  Depending on how complex your course design is it still could work but using Assignments to hold the content, but setting Display Grade as to Not Graded.  Then for the Assign to, remove Everyone and add just the section(s) which should have access.  Essentially that Assignment is more like a page then since there will not be a Submit button.  I've used this trick a few times for limited content but it's probably not practical if you have complex modules.  In that case having 3 different courses might be best.

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Rick,

Thanks for that tip! I will give it a shot and see if it will work for our purposes.

Really appreciate the response.

Kind regards,

Deb Hinojosa

Project Specialist

o: 210.458.7420 | e: deb.hinojosa@utsa.edu

s_chan
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@execed1 I'm in the same exact situation that you were in a few months back. Would you be willing to share what you ended up doing for your course? Did you need to build out multiple courses for the different group of users? 

Thank you! 

Kate