Each activity has a text field where you can describe what the activity is about. This will be shown to the learners when they are looking at the activity.

Hide description when the activity is locked or overdue

You can decide if you want to hide this description until an activity is open to learners. You change this by checking the checkbox labelled 'Hide description & attachments if the activity is locked or overdue'. This way, you can write things in an activity description that won't be shown until time is ready.


Every activity can have files attached to them, such as PDF files, videos, and more.

Assign activity to subset of learners

When you enable this setting only a subset of learners will be able to access this activity. You can read more about subsetting here.


Some activities might not be meant for the learners to see. In that case you can hide them. When an activity is hidden, learners can't see it, but it can still be a requirement for other activities in the course.

Learners can or cannot make edits

In activities where learners are asked to submit something (submission, peer review, select a tag, reflection) you can also determine if learners can make edits once they submitted it.

When you select that learners cannot edit their submission after submitting, their hand-in will be final and cannot be edited. If they do need to make any changes after submitting, they will need to get in touch with you.

Deadlines and Prerequisites

๏ปฟFor every activity in your course it is possible to specify when learners can access and interact with it.

  • One way you can do this is by specifying other activities that have to be completed first โ€“ we call these ๐Ÿ” prerequisites.

  • Another way is to set deadlines that determine when the activity opens and closes ๐Ÿ—“.

Each activity can have multiple dependencies and you can combine deadlines and prerequisites to make more complex learning flows.

The screenshot below is an example of an activity that opens when learners completed the 'Submit your work' activity, and will close on October 10, 2019 at 13:20/1:20 pm.

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