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In addition to Availability and Locking options, additional release Restrictions may also be added to your Forum.
To access Forum Restrictions, click the Restrictions tab at the top of the New/Edit Forum window.
Create additional release Restrictions by clicking Create and Attach. You will see a popup window listing Condition Type and Condition Details.
Click the Condition Type dropdown listing to see the available types of restrictions for this Forum. Each Condition Type has specific details that will be shown once the type has been selected.
For the purpose of this lesson we will select Score on a Quiz from the Quizzes section of Condition Type.
Note: If you are not utilizing all available tools within Carmen selecting a particular Condition Type that is associated with an unused tool will result in no Condition Details being available.
Once you have selected the appropriate Condition Type click the Condition Details dropdown to select the corresponding condition to the type of restriction you selected above.
Once you have selected the Condition Details click the Criteria dropdown to select how Carmen will apply the chosen restriction type and condition.
Enter the appropriate information for Carmen to be able to apply your chosen restriction Criteria.
Different Condition Details have different Criteria and Information options.
Note: If you are restricting based on a quiz score you must have added an item to the grade book which will hold the score of the quiz. In addition, you must either monitor student quiz activity or have the quiz automatically calculate the grade for this option to work correctly.
Make sure you click Create at the bottom right of the popup window to save your chosen restriction options before continuing.
Once you Create the restriction you will see it listed on the Restrictions page. This is your verification you have added an access restriction to the Discussion Forum. Verify that you have added the correct access restriction to the Forum.
Note: Use restrictions sparringly. Typically adding one restriction is sufficient to restrict student access if you have considered what is the highest level option that will restrict student access. Adding too many restrictions may render your Forum unusable as it may be impossible to satisfy all restrictions. Restrictions act as 'and' options, not 'or' i.e., the student must satisfy ALL restrictions before gaining access to the Forum.
Once you have verified your access restriction(s) is/are correct, click Save at the bottom right of the Edit Forum screen. You will see a message just above the Properties and Restrictions tabs showing the Forum has been saved (date and time).
Return to the Forums and Topics listing by clicking the Forums & Topics link at the top of the page.
Once you return to the Forums and Topics listing you should see your new Forum listed - General Questions, along with the description you added, any Availability Options, Locking Options as well as several Icons to the immediate right of your Forum name, depending on whether you selected any Restrictions.
|Congratulations! You have created your first Forum and are now ready to begin adding Topics.|