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Unlocking a module early for one student

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I have a student who needs to be out of the country on a family emergency and has asked if I can open assignments early so she can post before she leaves. I don't have a problem opening assignments for her, specifically, but I don't know how to open the Modules for her specifically so she can access the materials she will need for the assignments.

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The Modules are set to open on specific dates so the students can't go in and finish all the work ahead of time.

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This was a feature idea in Canvas but didn't get enough votes. Hmm  

The short answer is that there is no feature built into Canvas to grant different accesses to select students, like you can in assignments and tests. But, someone in the Canvas community forums posted a work-around to this.

See this thread: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Question-Forum/Unlocking-a-module-early-for-one-student/m-p/176814#M82739

I am not sure if this will work since you use 'lock until' dates. 

 

I posted your question here, in case someone else has other ideas/solutions. 

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aaron.garner
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@vivie-sinou. That is a pretty clever solution although as he mentioned it isn't pretty.

If the assignments, quizzes etc. are set to open on specific dates it shouldn't matter if a module is open.  I have all my modules open for a couple of classes, but students can only see what is coming up.  They can't do any future assignments until the open date.  If I have a student who needs early access I simply set specific open/close dates for that one student.

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@aaron-garner

that's the route I am going to take for this student. The materials in the Module(s), apart from the responses, discussions and assignments, are texts to read.

 

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If you really didn't want the module to show up for the rest of the class, you could remove everything from the module and give early access to the student for what is in that module.  Then add it back for the rest of the class at a later date.

Unfortunately if a module is not published even if you give early access to assignments etc, they can't open them. They get a message that the assignment is in an unpublished module.

I won't go into it here, but you can actually give them URL links as well, but that's more work than most would want to do.

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