Adaptive Release Canvas Course Design

Hiding Pages from Student View

In the Pages section of the course, it is possible to hide individual pages from students. Unfortunately, this is a manual process and cannot be set to release on a specific date and time.

In the All Pages list, pages that are hidden/unpublished are greyed out. Note the side by side comparison below of the Instructor view vs. Student View of the Pages.

To Hide/Unpublish Page:

  1. Click Pages in the course menu.
  2. Click [View All Pages].
  3. From the All Pages list, find the Page to be hidden/unpublished.
    Note: Newly created pages are automatically unpublished.
  4. Click the cloud icon to the right of the page as illustrated in the graphic at the top of this page.
    1. A grey cloud indicates the page is hidden/unpublished.
    2. A green cloud with a check mark is published and visible to the students.

Adaptive Release

Adaptively Releasing Content

Setting Content Availability

Content release scenarios can be created by combining availability dates and settings on:

  • Files/Folders in the File Area of the course
  • Assignments and Quizzes
  • Discussions
  • Pages
  • Modules

A few possible scenarios are outlined in the images below.

Scenario 1: When a Module is locked, the content within it is locked until the Module becomes available.

Scenario 2: Module is unlocked, but content within it is locked because content must be viewed/completed first.

Scenario 3: Module is unlocked, but content within it that has set availability dates is locked until the specified date.

Scenario 4: A page is available, but linked content within the page that has set availability dates is locked.

Adaptive Release Functions

The following links will take you to detailed instructions on managing content release variables in Canvas.