I have a priveledge adaptive release question.
I know groups will restrict a user to that specific group they are enrolled in for discussion (assuming discussions is used)
If a discussion is added to a content area (ie for faculty) and is adaptively released to a faculty group... how do you restrict students from this... for example if in another area a student has a discussion topic and click on it to go to the topic... the breadcrumbs will allow student to go to the discussion area with all the discussion topics including the adaptively released topic in the instructor area... is there a way to ajust in admin these rights/privedges or is the ONLY way to use "Groups"
I hope this is clear,
The adaptive release rule only limits the availability of that particular link to the discussion forum in the content area. It does not limit the availability of the forum within the discussion board tool itself. In general, adaptive release rules only apply to the specific content or link that they are placed on. Remember, for course tools like discussion forums, blogs, etc., the
tools themselves are actually under the "Tools" menu. What you put in
the content area is just a link.
Actually, we had a few discussions about this last fall, and in 9.1 SP5, setting an adaptive release rule on a discussion board link DID limit the availability of the forum itself, despite the fact that that's not generally the way adaptive release works on links to course tools. However, Blackboard fixed that "bug" by SP7.
However, in your specific situation, are these "faculty" instructors in the course in question? If so, remember that you can create a discussion forum in a course and set it to be unavailable, and instructors in the course will still have access to it through the course tool.
Another approach would be to "manage" the faculty forum (select "Manage" from the pulldown menu next to the forum name) and edit the forum users to change the students to "Blocked".
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