How Do I Add Requirements to a Lesson?

When you add requirements to a Lesson, Students must complete all requirements within one Lesson before moving to the next Lesson. You can require Students to complete all requirements in the Lesson, or have them choose one item to fulfill a specific requirement. Note that you cannot add requirements until you have added items to the Lesson.

You can choose to allow students to complete requirements in any order, or you can require them to move through the Lesson sequentially, in a specific order. If you have multiple iterations of a Lesson item, you can set different requirements for each item.

Lesson requirements are displayed in the order that they exist as Lesson items. You may need to reorder Lesson items so that the requirements are set correctly.

Depending on the Lesson item type, requirements include up to five options:

  • View the item: Students must view the item.
  • Mark as done: Students must mark the Lesson item as done before they can progress to the next item.
  • Contribute to the page: Students must post a reply to the discussion topic or contribute content to a page (for pages, make sure students are allowed to edit pages in the course).
  • Submit the assignment: Students must submit the assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.
  • Score at least: Students must meet a minimum submission score. With this option, an additional field appears where you can enter the minimum score that students must earn.

 Not all options will be visible for each item. Only the applicable choices will show once you have selected an item as a Requirement.

You can also set up prerequisite Lessons and require students to complete each Lesson in order.

Note: If you choose to set the requirement type as completing only one option, and you want to use it with graded items, please note that all assignments with their current grades are reflected in the Gradebook. For instance, if you want a Lesson to require a student to submit one of three assignments, the two assignments that aren’t submitted still factor into the Gradebook as unsubmitted. You may choose to manually configure the unsubmitted assignments appropriately, either by using the differentiated assignments feature or excusing the assignments in the Gradebook.


Open Lessons


Once you have a Course selected in the Courses and Groups dropdown menu, click the Lessons link in the Course Navigation bar.


Edit Lesson


Hover over the bar of the Lesson and click the Edit link.


Add Requirement


Click the Add Requirement link. 


Set Item Requirements


In the first drop-down menu, select an item to be a requirement for the Lesson [1]. For the Lesson item, click what the requirement will be in the second drop-down menu [2].


Manage Requirements


To remove a requirement, click the Remove icon [1].

To add additional requirements, click the Add Requirement button [2].

Note: If you have multiple iterations of a Lesson item, you can set different requirements for each item.


Require Sequential Order


If you want to require students to complete each Lesson item in order, click the Students must move through requirements in sequential order checkbox [1].

Once you are done making edits, click the Save button [2].

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