How do I lock course objects in a blueprint course as an instructor?
If you are enrolled in a blueprint course as an instructor, you can lock and unlock course objects and sync content for the blueprint course.
Objects that are unlocked can be managed by a course instructor in the associated course like any other Canvas object. If the blueprint course is synced and the instructor has modified unlocked content in the associated course, unlocked content is not overwritten with the synced changes.
Locking an object in a course enforces the attributes defined by your Canvas admin. If you are not sure how objects were defined for the course, you can view locked attributes by viewing an individual content item. Object definitions and attributes for locked objects may be changed in the blueprint at any time. However, any change to an attribute retroactively applies to all locked objects in your course. If an attribute is enabled for locked objects in the blueprint course, any locked content attributes in your course that vary from locked content attributes in the blueprint course will trigger unsynced changes in the blueprint course and override your course content.
Locking or unlocking an object applies immediately to all associated courses. However, the change will still be noted as an unsynced change and will not appear in the Sync History page until the sync is complete. Additionally, changes are not identified as an unsynced change until the page is refreshed.
This lesson shows how to lock an object from the Assignments page. Objects can also be managed in the Files, Modules, Pages, and Quizzes pages.
- Blueprint Courses is currently an account opt-in feature. To view if your course is a blueprint course, view the Course Details page in Course Settings.
- You can only lock and unlock content created in the blueprint course. Any new content added to an associated course by an instructor does not include a blueprint icon and is not associated with the blueprint course.
In Global Navigation, click the Courses link , then click the name of the blueprint course .
In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.
Note: Objects can also be managed in the Files, Modules, Pages, and Quizzes pages.
View Icon Status
In any Index page, you can view the status of each object. White squares indicate the object is unlocked . Blue squares with a lock icon indicate the object is locked .
By default, objects are unlocked. You can change the status of an object by toggling the lock and unlocked icons.
To lock an object, click the object’s unlocked icon. The hover text will confirm you want to lock the object.
To unlock an object, click the object’s lock icon. The hover text will confirm you want to unlock the object.
View Status in Individual Object
Except within Files, blueprint status can be modified within individual objects.
Files can only be locked or unlocked from the main Files page.
To lock an unlocked object, click the Blueprint button. The button will change from gray to blue and indicate the object is locked.
Individual objects show the attributes that have been locked.
To unlock a locked object, click the Locked button. The button will change from blue to gray and indicate the object is unlocked. The locked attributes banner will also be removed from the page.
View Instructor Access
Instructors in an associated course can view locked and unlocked icons in the Index page. However, they cannot manage the existing status of an object.
For locked objects, the individual page displays the locked attributes selected in Course Settings, if any. Instructors in associated courses cannot modify locked objects, so any attributes that are locked cannot be edited.