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Module access to specific groups, sections or students

Module access to specific groups, sections or students

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It would be great if I could give Modules unique gating rules specific to individual students or groups or sections within the course, similar to how I can create unique assignment due dates for different students and sections.
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Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

 @dharriman ​

Looking at the title of your idea, are you seeking 'module _access_ to specific...' or should it be 'module _prerequisites & requirements_ for specific....' ?

jbuchner
Community Contributor

I like this idea, but as a work around, can you create an assignment for a group or individual (maybe a survey?) that has to be completed before access to further content is granted.

So it would be

Module For Specific Group

     Survey assigned to specific students: Required to advance

     More Content

They only people that would see the content is then those who complete the survey, which is a a defined subset by you?

(I don't do much with modules, I don't know that this would work.)

biray
Community Champion

This idea is now open for vote. Smiley Happy

kgordon
Community Member

Yes, this is a FANTASTIC idea! It would allow us to create different tracks or branches within the same course for different student groups.

This seems the logical next step after differentiated assignments. At the very least, Canvas should introduce differentiated Pages.

kgordon
Community Member

Please vote for my similar suggestion:

Thank you!

rfeffer
Community Member

AGREED... Independently - I had asked the same question...  so there is definitely a need for this feature...

GregoryBeyrer
Community Champion

I am teaching a course right now and a student asked me for early access to the next module, which is scheduled to be released at the same time and day of the week as other modules. I don't want to unlock the module for everyone as I do not want to overwhelm the rest of the class, but I also want this student to be able to fit my course around her other commitments. It would be far better for her to work ahead than to catch up, as next week she will not have internet access. This idea would be a great way for me to help this student.

kleslie
Community Participant

I just suggested a feature that might meet this need, but I'm not sure

Module Settings - Allow students to complete just one of several PREREQUISITES

- https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/3672#comment-28379

In my mind, this would allow individualized student pathways with out teachers needing to necessarily create different groups.

dmuller
Community Member

I voted for the module to be specific for an individual.  That way, no one can tamper with their work.

shauna_vorkink
Community Contributor

I frequently get questions from teachers asking if there is a way to use Modules to build different "tracks" of learning.  My work around in the past has entailed some kind of assessment quiz at the beginning of the material.  Based on the score each student earned, I would point them to the correct starting spot in the materials and go through and excuse them from any work they were able to bypass (due to their score).  One of the downsides to this approach is that you can't take advantage of the majority of requirement and prerequisite options!

I definitely think that the ability for Instructors to have another avenue to develop personalized learning paths for students is highly desirable! ~Shauna

turnermz
Community Participant

We have courses which are taught twice, once in each semester to one group and repeated in the second. There may be subtle differences to content between the semesters for example a seminar group may have a different teacher. We have tried managing this with semester groups divided into sections, and this works for assignments, but not for content. At the moment we have the option of copying the course to create two broadly similar clones or in some other way directing the student navigation through the course and hoping that they don't get lost. Being able to assign and lock down content through modules would solve this especially as the content needs to be available for students after they have finished the course.

ejackson
Community Champion

This would be a very handy feature for me. We have a manually created course that is used for students needing test accommodations. I create separate sections for each instructor who wishes to use the course for testing for a student with accommodations, and make sure that things are very locked down for security/privacy reasons. I also make sure the tests are for just that student's particular course section only, but it would be great if I could also make Modules available to just people in a certain section. That would lock it down even more.

sadenniston
Community Contributor

+1

This would be a very useful way to differentiate on content rather than just assignments. I may, say, have students that I want to complete a remedial module (e.g. one that helps them improve written expression).

Heidi_Ross
Community Participant

I'd like to not only do this BUT also give an entire module a due date so I don't have to go assignments, discussion, quiz, 1 by 1 and set a date. If it's in the module it's due on X day.

kgordon
Community Member

I apologize for spamming you all, especially if you've already voted for my similar suggestion. But I only need 22 more votes to break the 100 vote threshold. If you support this, please vote for my similar suggestion:

Differentiated Pages

Thank you!

-Kevin

emayo
Community Member

This would be extremely helpful for us.  Our police department uses Canvas to present content to officers located in seven different physical locations located across the state.

Some locations need more training materials than others and it would be nice to have modules only show up for specific groups.

Furthermore, some modules only apply to officers while others apply to officers and civilians.

We also have access to other LMS options, but so far canvas is much more user friendly.  If we could get this issue resolved it would be a big step towards being able to use Canvas to meet all of our e-training needs.

Thank you,

Eric

ssheikh
Community Member

We really need this for our students. It would help to have it in place as soon as possible,

csalazar
Instructure
Instructure

There is a significant project that we are working on early this year regarding personalized learning that will enable the workflows that are discussed here. This will be a big effort, but the implementation will likely be different than what is described here. We will be archiving this implementation of the feature, but are excited to show you what is coming soon.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
  Idea is currently in Product Radar Learn more about this stage...
Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

Mastery Paths​, was just announced in the Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-11-07) and has great potential for this idea.  Happy exploring!

We also encourage you to take a few minutes to join the Beta Release (2016-11-07) Collaborative Chat and test the possibilities with your community!

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