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Enabling the use of conditional activities

To use conditional activities, the feature must be enabled by an administrator by checking the enable availability box in Site administration > Advanced features. A restrict access section will then appear for teachers on the edit activity page.

Conditional activities must be enabled on the Totara site before it can be used.

Restricting access

The restrict access section asks for the conditions when the activity (or resource) should be visible. This can be based upon dates, and/or score ranges of other activities and/or if other activities are considered completed (see Activity completion).

All access restrictions (date, grade condition, activity completion condition) have to be met in order for the activity to be made available. It is possible to restrict access based on an actual time and not just a date.

Conditional access is designed to restrict access to an activity once enrolled in a course.

Restrict access screenshot

Grade condition

You can specify a condition on any grade in the course: the full course grade, the grade for any activity, or a custom grade that you create manually. You can enter either a minimum value (at least percentage a maximum value (less than percentage)), both, or neither. The activity will only appear if the student has a value for the specified grade and if it falls within any specified number range. You can add more than one grade condition. All conditions must be met in order for the activity to appear.

  • The range numbers can be fractional (with up to five decimal places) if necessary.
  • Be careful with the maximum value; if the maximum is 7, a student who scores exactly 7 will not see the activity. You could set it to 7.01 if you really wanted to include 7.
  • If creating several different activities that appear according to grade ranges, use the same number for the maximum of one activity and the minimum of the next. For example, you might create one activity with a maximum of 7 and another with a minimum of 7. The first would appear to everyone scoring between 0 and 6.99999, and the second would appear to everyone scoring 7.00000 to 10. This guarantees that everyone with a grade will see one or other.


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