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 insure 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, use the navigation tab of the Activity Editor

Restrict Visibility by Date

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

  1. Select the "Restrict visibility by date" option on the navigation tab of the Activity Editor.
  2. Enter the desired date and time to make the item visible
  3. Click "Save"

Restrict Visibility By Mastery

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

  1. Select the "Restrict visibility by mastery" option on the navigation tab of the Activity Editor.
  2. Click the "Add restrictions" link
  3. Select either the "Activities" or "Mastery" tab and then select the activities or objectives/standards that must be successfully completed before the student can access the item.
  4. Click "Save"

Restrict Access By Password

To restrict visibility of a syllabus item (project, folder, activity) by password, enter a password on the navigation tab of the Activity Editor and click "Save".




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