Restrict access to course sections & activities relative to course start date using this plugin #Moodleplugins

Restriction by week from start  is a new availability type plugin released in the Moodle plugins database recently which allows you to release course activities or sections with a relative week shift from course start date.

The simple and yet very useful plugin developed by Valery Fremaux is focused on doing a small improvement perfectly and is a must have plugin. However as of now the plugin is only available for Moodle 2.7 version.

Restrict access to course sections & activities relative to course start date using this plugin #MoodlepluginsThe plugin provides you the capability to put a new access restriction condition for any course section or any course activity. The restriction capability allows you to release the course content after a certain weeks have elapsed from the course start week otherwise it will be hidden from the students.

The current version of the plugin however supports only setting 6 weeks shift from the course start date but as per the plugin developer it can be extended to more weeks in the next release.

You can download the plugin from the Moodle plugins database here and make sure to test it out on a development server before using it on the production server. The plugin is also awarded with the Automated Testing Support Badge.

What are the other restrictions you are using before releasing your course content to the learners? Share your thoughts and strategies in the comments section below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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