Just the Basics: Adaptive Release
The Butterfly Scenario
Adaptive Release Criteria
Four criteria can be used to set rules for Adaptive Release:
-Date: To open and close units using a calendar
-Review Status: To track progress
-Membership: To provide special learning options to groups of students
-Grade: To control access based on an assignment or assessment score.
Grade rules are the easiest to set up, so this is a good starting point for understanding Adaptive Release.
Step 1: Prepare your Content
To prepare, move your course content into folders. This will allow you to hide an entire folder from students until the criteria you set has been achieved.
Then, in Edit mode, select the folder you want to control and using the dropdown menu behind the title, choose "Adaptive Release."
Step 2: Select the Adaptive Release option
Step 3: Set the rule
Using the "Select a Grade Center Column" menu, choose the assignment or assessment upon which you will base the rule. In this case, I have selected the Unit 1 Lesson 1 Quiz, which has only two questions. (See the number in parentheses at the end of the quiz title? That tells you how many questions there are in this quiz.)
Now, set the Score or Percentage that you will accept as evidence that a student should move forward, and click Submit.
Note: Before you test your rule, make sure that the quiz options are set to multiple or unlimited attempts so that students can keep trying to earn the required score and move forward.
Step 4: Test it!
Now, using the Student View option in Bb, enter your class. You see Unit I Lesson I but NOT Unit 1 Lesson 2.
Enter Unit 1 Lesson 1, and take your quiz two times-- pass it and then fail it--to make sure your Adaptive Release rule works.