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Availability and Access part of Resources items' details.  It allows you to choose who can see this folder and its contents.
Availability and Access part of Resources items' details. It allows you to choose who can see this folder and its contents.

Files and folders in the Resources tool can be hidden be selecting the item's details and either hiding the item altogether or selecting dates during which the item is shown or hidden. Hidden items will not be shown to students and students will be restricted to access any URL that is within a hidden item. Instructors can access hidden items and the item's hidden status is indicated to instructors by grey text replacing the standard blue text. Items in the Resources tool DO NOT need dates or other items set for students to see them, all items are revealed by default.

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[edit] To Hide an Item Immediately

This status overrides all other Availability and Access conditions applied.

  • Select Actions > Edit Details
  • At the bottom of the Availability and Access section select Hide this folder and its contents
  • Press Update at the bottom of the page

[edit] To Reveal an Item Until From/On a Specific a Date

  • Select Actions > Edit Details
  • In the middle of the Availability and Access section select From
  • Use the provided date selector to select a date.
  • Press Update at the bottom of the page

[edit] To Hide an Item From a Specific a Date

Please consider that you can not remove files already copied by others.

  • Select Actions > Edit Details
  • In the middle of the Availability and Access section select Until
  • Use the provided date selector to select a date.
  • Press Update at the bottom of the page

[edit] To Reveal an Item Based on an Individual Student's Gradebook status

This feature is known to not be fully functional in Isaak/Sakai.

  • Ensure that the Gradebook is on and items have been created.
  • Select Actions > Edit Details
  • In the middle of the Availability and Access section select Only if the following condition is met:
  • Use the provided dialoge to apply a condition.
  • Press Update at the bottom of the page

[edit] To Remove Availability and Access Conditions

No conditions applied
No conditions applied

This will ensure students can see items and that they are not only visible to instructors and marked as grey. Please consider that you can not remove files already copied by others.

  • Select Actions > Edit Details
  • In the middle of the Availability and Access section ensure that the following are NOT checked (are unchecked)
    1. From
    2. Until
    3. Only if the following condition is met
    4. Hide this folder and its contents
  • Press Update at the bottom of the page

Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content


Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

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