How do I set up prerequisite Modules?

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Prerequisites are defined by associated requirements in a module, meaning that students must complete all requirements within one module before moving to the next module. Without setting requirements in order, prerequisites do not serve a purpose. Please note that you cannot prevent a student from accessing an upcoming module unless prerequisites have been set for the prior modules.

Note: You can only add prerequisites if you have created at least two modules.

Open Modules

Open Modules

In Course Navigation, click the Modules link.

Edit Module

Edit Module

Locate the name of the module and click the Settings icon [1]. Select the Edit link [2].

Add Prerequisite

Add Prerequisite

Click the Add Prerequisite link.

Note: You will only see the Add Prerequisite link if you have created at least two modules.

Set Prerequisite

Set Prerequisite

Select the They must complete drop-down menu, and select the module students must complete before moving on.

Manage Prerequisites

Manage Prerequisites

To add additional prerequisites, click the Add Prerequisite link [1].

To remove a prerequisite, click the Remove icon [2].

Update Module

Update Module

Click the Update Module button.

View Module

View Module

The prerequisites will appear at the bottom of the module.