Each activity has a text field where you can describe what the activity is about. This will be shown to the students 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 students. 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 students
When you enable this setting only a subset of students will be able to access this activity. You can read more about subsetting here.
Some activities might not be meant for the students to see. In that case you can hide them. When an activity is hidden, students can't see it, but it can still be a requirement for other activities in the course.
Students can or cannot make edits
In activities where students are asked to submit something (submission, peer review, select a tag, reflection) you can also determine if students can make edits once they submitted it.
When you select that students 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
For every activity in your course it is possible to specify when students can access and interact with it.
One way you can do this is by specifying other activities that have to be completed first – we call these 🔏 prerequisites.
Another way is to set deadlines that determine when the activity opens and closes 🗓.
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 students completed the 'Submit your work' activity, and will close on October 10, 2019 at 13:20/1:20 pm.