How do I use the advanced visibility options?

Echo allows teachers to restrict the visibility of item based on certain conditions:

  • Date -Students will not be able to see the item until the date arrives
  • Mastery - Students will not be able to see the item until A) they have successfully completed another activity, or B) they have successfully mastered an objective/standard
  • Password - Students will not be able to open an item unless they use a password

Restricting visibility can help ensure that students are ready for the next step before moving on. For example, a project might require certain surface knowledge to be acquired before they can access a folder with activities that deepen their understanding. Or, perhaps you want the students to meet with you to review a project benchmark before moving on, at which time you would provide the students with a password.

 

 

To enable the advanced visibility options, click on the Settings tab in the Activity Editor.

Restrict Visibility by Date

To restrict visibility of a syllabus item (project, folder, activity) by date:

  1. Open up the Visibility and Access section in activity settings.
  2. Click the checkbox for "block student access until a specified date"
  3. Enter the desired date and time to make the item visible
  4. Click "Save" in the top righthand corner

Restrict Visibility By Mastery

To restrict visibility of a syllabus item (project, folder, activity) by mastery:

  1. Open up the Visibility and Access section in activity settings.
  2. Click the checkbox for "block access until student masters objective(s)"
  3. Click "Choose Objective" and select applicable standards/objectives in the pop-up window
  4. When done, click "Save" in the top righthand corner

Restrict Access By Password

To restrict visibility of a syllabus item (project, folder, activity) by password:

  1. Open up the Visibility and Access section in activity settings.
  2. Click the checkbox for "student must enter a password"
  3. Enter the required password in the space below
  4. When done, click "Save" in the top righthand corner



 


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