D2L: Content Restrictions and Conditions


Content restrictions and release conditions can be set to manage how students access content in Desire2Learn. Content restrictions can be used to make content unavailable or "hidden" to students by setting date restrictions. Start dates, due dates, and end dates can be set for for content topics AND modules. Release conditions allow an item to be associated with other items in the Desire2Learn environment. Users can be required to meet some criteria, such as reading a set of lecture notes in a specific module, before they can view the current item.

  • Instructor access to a Desire2Learn Course.
  • Content (topics and modules) already created.
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Click the Content tab in the Navigation menu.
  4. To change restrictions and conditions for a topic, click on the dropdown arrow next to the topic name.
  5. Select Edit Properties.
  6. Click on the pencil icon next to Add Restrictions.
Add Restrictions
Add Restrictions
  1. Click on the pencil icon next to the start/end/due date.
  2. Enter the dates and times that the item will be first visible to students (start date), no longer be visible to students (end date), and date that assignment is due (due date).
Start Date / End Date / Due Date
Start Date / End Date / Due Date
  1. To create a new release condition, click Create.
  2. Click the dropdown arrow in the Select Condition Type menu.
Select Condition Type
Select Condition Type
  1. Choose release condition for current topic/module. 

Note: For details on various release conditions, see What is It? Content restrictions and conditions

  1. Click Create.

Note: When release conditions have been created, they can be applied to multiple items in Desire2Learn. Select Browse to find and set previously defined release conditions.

If you have questions, please contact the DLC Help Desk at 608.342.1303, or 877.854.3083. You can also visit the DLC Help Desk's web page for information on hours of availability.

Keywords:desire2learn date and time condition limited   Doc ID:54113
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-07-20 10:55 CDTUpdated:2017-11-06 19:19 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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