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Setting Free Movement

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I still see alerts on the Dashboard for Teacher Review if Free Movement is enabled?
No. You will need to search the student's gradebook for the assessment to unlock, or you can disable Teacher Review to prevent students from getting stopped. The Dashboard tracks the student's current assignment on the gradebook and will send an alert to the teacher when an assessment needs to be unlocked. However, since Free Movement allows the student to freely move in the course structure, gradebook tracking is disabled.
Are students allowed to jump around in the course, or are they always forced to complete work in sequential order?
There is an option called "Free Movement" that allows students to work on any activity in the course. The contents within the activity must still be completed in sequential order the first time through, but they can navigate to any lesson or activity in the course at any time.

This feature allows a student to jump around to any activity within the course's structure. Traditionally, the courses are offered to students in a sequential learning model, but there are times that a course or enrollment needs to be opened up to allow a student to jump straight to the cumulative exam. There are also some implementations that may use our Courseware for supplemental learning. In instances like these, we encourage enabling the free movement feature.

To follow the steps listed below, you will need to have "Edit Course Options" checked under School Courses. To validate your permissions, click here.

  1. Under the Courses tab, select Manage Courses.
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  2. Find the course with the filters or the search bar.
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  1. Checkmark the course(s). Click Edit Course Options.
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  1. Scroll down to the Free Movement section. To allow students to move freely through the course, checkmark the box.
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  2. Click Submit.  
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  3. A notification window will ask which students should be affected by these changes. Select a choice. Click Submit.
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  4. At the top of the page, a confirmation states the changes were made successfully.
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