Common CCLE module settings

CCLE - Common Module Settings and Restrict Access

On the settings page for almost all the assignments and resources you can add to CCLE, there is a section called “Common Module Settings.” This refers to settings that are common across many different modules and resources.

Common module settings

  • Availability: Choose whether to Show or Hide the assignment.

    • Show on course page: The activity or resource is available to students (subject to any access restrictions which may be set)

    • Hide from students: The activity or resources is only available to users with permission to view hidden activities (by default, users with the role of teacher or non-editing teacher).

Make Available but not shown on course page: If the course contains many activities or resources, the course page may be simplified by selecting this option. In this case, a link to the activity or resource must be provided from elsewhere, such as from a resources page. The activity will still be listed in the gradebook and other reports.
ID number: Setting an ID number provides a way of identifying the assignment for grade calculation purposes. If the activity is not included in any grade calculation then the ID number field can be left blank.

  • Group mode: The group mode can be one of three levels: No groups, Separate groups, or Visible groups.

    • No groups: There are no groups and all students submit their assignments in one Assignment area. This is the default.

    • Separate groups: Students submit their assignments within a separate Group based submission area and all students within the group can see the work of the other group members. The default “Grouping” (see below) is based on discussion sections. The screenshot below shows "Common module settings" with "Group mode" set to "Separate groups" and "Grouping" set to a specific group.

    • Visible groups: All students submit their assignments within a single Assignment area but may choose which Group to associate their submission with before uploading.

  • Grouping: A specific group may be set. As with most items in CCLE, the default is Private Course Material.

Common module settings and Groupings 

Main article: Groups and Groupings

To have the Common module settings of "Group mode" and "Grouping" work, you must have a "Grouping". If you created a "Group" but not a "Grouping", go back to:

  • Course administration -> Users-> Groups -> Tab of "Groupings" -> "Create grouping" button.

You can see that the Common module setting will only accept a "Grouping" for the "Separate groups". 

Restrict Access

Under the Restrict Access section, you Add and remove restrictions. To remove a restriction, simply click the gray “X” to the right of a restriction setting. 

To Add a restriction, select the Add restriction… button and a lightbox will open with a number of options. For each condition of restriction, you can select that the user/student must or must not match any or all of the conditions you are setting. Select any for the restriction to be applied to a user who meets one of the given conditions, select all if they should/not meet every condition. 

  • Date: from/until a given date and time.

    • Note, If the Allow access until, date is set, and that date has passed, and the Checkbox for Enabled is checked, the students will not be able to view the Feedback comments or Feedback files. To allow student viewing of Feedback, either extend the date or disable the condition by unchecking the box.

  • Grade: select the appropriate assignment or “Course total” in the pulldown menu, and then select and fill in greater than or equal to “≥” and/or less than “<” a percentage. This is useful if you would like students to have a fundamental understanding of one activity before moving on to the next. You can adjust the activity drop-down to either show the activity as grey or to make it completely invisible until you would like students to see it.

  • Group: See documentation for setting up Groups and Groupings

  • Grouping: See documentation for setting up Groups and Groupings

  • Restriction set: To set up multiple criteria. This is especially useful if you want to have a mixed any and all set of requirements. For example, you might want a student to meet all of some conditions and any of other conditions. 

Further Documentation