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'require sequential order' is too restrictive?

Hi,
assume that I have set up a module with the following items: 
A text file with instructions
B assignment [submission required]
C text file with feedback on assignment [view required]
D additional text file with supplementary material

I then use the Students must move through requirements in sequential order checkbox
with B and C as requirements.

It is then the case that the students can't see item D until they have completed both B and C.
I find this a bit strange, since D is not part of the requirements.

It seems that the requirement of order affects items in the module lower than the first requirement.
I.e., not only the items which I have marked as requirements.

In this specific case I can solve the problem easily by moving item D up to second place in the module.

But did I understand the working of requirements correctly?

/Fredrik

2 Replies
Navigator II

I had not noticed the impact to activities that are not required.  Based on the way the options were worded I would not have expected it. 

In some of my courses I need to have multipart modules in order to require sequential order where it is needed without blocking access where sequential order is not needed. 

You might like to join an idea conversation related to that topic: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Modules-within-Modules/idi-p/357681

or perhaps: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Use-headers-to-add-teirs-of-module-requirement...

Surveyor II

I face exactly the same issue. On live chat, a Canvas representative told me that this is the desired behavior. This seems very strange.