Isn’t it neat to learn something new every day? I was thrilled to see this question from Joel B. about conditional activities in Moodle:

I don’t know what to call it exactly, but have you ever covered a topic of how to make the access of an activity contingent upon the completion of another?
So, for example, a student could not begin quiz #2 until she had “successfully” met certain criteria/score in completing quiz #1?
Is that possible – and if so, how is it done? At what level can it be done? Activities – Topics – Courses?

To this question, I shared I didn’t know much about this in Moodle 1.9, but there is certainly a way to accomplish it in Moodle 2.0. Below, please find responses and approach depending on your Moodle version:

For Moodle 1.9, Mary “MoodleFairy” Cooch shares the following:
You’ve been given some responses relating to Conditional Activities in Moodle 2.0,which do the job you want – but if you don’t have Moodle 2.0 and you are not planning on upgrading yet, then there is an option for Moodle 1.9 called Activity Locking. There are various versions of this (a non-standard plugin you would have to install) but it is worth looking it up on the Moodle forums. I made a video of the Activity Locking course format in action but bewarned – it is quite an old version of Moodle now (1.9.5 I think) and I don’t know off hand how up to date the upgrades to Activity Locking are

http://www.youtube.com/user/UsingMoodle?feature=mhum#p/u/22/0V8pKJukua4

For Moodle 2.0, consider the following:

Conditional activities is a new standard feature in Moodle 2.0 onwards, which enables teachers to restrict the availability of any activity according to certain conditions such as dates, grade obtained, or activity completion.
Please see the following demonstration videos:
TIP: Previous users of activity locking or conditional activities should note there are some new terms in 2.0. The activity setting menu uses “Restrict availability”, which is more robust than the previous activity locking conditions. The activity setting menu also has a new functionality called “Activity completion”. Both these menu settings must be enabled by the administrator.
Conditional activities in Moodle 2.0 video:
 


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