This is a question about pre-requisites, recursive loops, and discussion boards.
I have a publisher-produced formative aid that I use within each module as a pre-requisite ("hurdle") assignment. The module is arranged so that video-lectures, links to the textbook, etc. appear before this hurdle item; I want to imply a logical sequence of activities. I partly understand the Mastery Paths feature but may have a quirky plan:
- Student scores at least 70% on the formative aid, I then make their (required, scored) homework assignment, journal writing, *and discussion board* for the module available. No harm, no foul. That part seems fine.
- However, student scores below 70% on the formative aid, I want to point them back to my video-lecture(s)--which they should have viewed anyway--or other content-bearing resource. THEN have them try the formative aid again, to re-initiate the sequence. My issues are:
- how to "require" material/content?
- how to return to the formative aid (possibly multiple times)?
- can I set-up a required "communication with the professor" of some kind if the student fails on the second (or third) try?
From what I can figure, discussions will have to be in a separate module to be able to use the prerequisite settings. Right?