Adaptive Release Canvas Course Design

Adaptively Releasing Folders & Files

In the Files section of the course, it is possible to create a folder for each area of content covered in the course to which files can be added. The availability of that content to the students can be set at either the file or folder level.

The images below illustrate content locked at both the folder and file levels until a set availability date.

To set lock/unlock dates within Files:

  1. Click Files in the course menu.
  2. Click on the folder or file in the left hand Files menu.
  3. Click the lock icon that will appear at the top of the display window.
  4. In the resulting window, select the appropriate lock/unlock options.
    • Option 1: Publish (default setting)
    • Option 2: Unpublish (not recommended)
      Note: Not recommended unless you will remember to publish it.
    • Option 3: Restrict Access (contains two options) Only available to students with link. Not visible in student files.
      • Schedule student availability (recommended)
        Note: This option then presents the instructor with the ability to set available from and available to dates.
  5. Click [Update] to apply the settings.