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Keywords: condition, show, hide, release, conditional release, restrict access
Restrict access (which used to be called conditional release) is a feature that allows course administrators and tutors to release resources and activities for their students based on specific criteria such as date, received grade or participation.
Restrict access can be used with activity completion in order to hide items until other activities are completed (e.g. viewed, or a particular grade received).
Below you can see your available Restrictions options.
If you require your students to read a resource, or add a post to a forum before they can take a quiz, you can use restrict access to ensure the prerequisite activities are completed.
Tutors and course administrators can apply restrict access settings to an activity or resource and specify whether students see a message about the item being hidden until released, or whether it is completely hidden from students until release.
Students will either see a message stating the item is unavailable until the conditions are met, or the item will be completely hidden until released.
Make sure you have enabled activity completion on your course and the activities or resources you would like to check are complete, before revealing other items.
Now you have enabled the activity completion for the required resources or activities, you can now apply the conditional release.
Below is an example of restrictions you can apply against any Moodle activity.
Most used options are, Dates, Groups, Grade options or Activity completion conditions:
Restricting access to an entire section
You can restrict access to an entire section of your Moodle course area based on date, name, grouping, activity completion, or grade condition.
Further guidance on Restrict access settings is available from moodledocs.
If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).
If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.
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Restrict access FAQs are available on moodledocs.
See: activity completion for how to restrict access based on activities and resources students have viewed and completed.