I know I can use adaptive release to ADD students to content "membership" in order to see an assignment or content, or I can add groups. But can I block selected students from accessing content, while allowing everyone else access?
(K-12 level concern) A parent has complained that he doesn't want his child reading a controversial piece of literature in an English class. Is there a way to manage settings for the unit containing that literature so that everyone else can see it, but not this particular student?
The only way I see to do this is to use adaptive release and add / list every other member of the class as a member of the content and leave this student out of the list. This is not only tedious for a large roster, but requires constant monitoring in case of new students joining the class at later dates.
Another option would be to create a group of all students except this one, and add the group, but it, too, is a tedious and short-sighted solution.
Hi Sharon - I'm not aware of any other way to make this work besides what you suggested. This would be a great option. You can suggest it at http://suggestions.blackboard.com.
In a somewhat related occurrence, I have an instructor who wishes a student to be blocked from all content until he/she officially withdraws. We do not permit instructors to remove students, so is there a way for me from a system admin perspective to block this student until the appropriate paperwork is filled out?
In that situation at my school, I'd simply set the student's enrollment in the course to be unavailable, which is something you can do via the control panel.
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