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Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to topic administration-related resources are provided below. 

 Online topic orientation

The restrict access feature allows you to restrict the availability of activities, resources or whole modules according to certain conditions.


  1. With editing turned on, either:
    • Click on Add an activity or resource to add an item to your topic
    • Edit the settings of an existing item
    • Edit the settings of an existing module

  2. Click on Restrict access to open the settings

  3. Click on the Add restriction... button to open the restriction list
    restrict access

  4. Select the type of restriction from the restriction list

  5. You can add multiple restrictions to the same activity or resource, by selecting the Add restriction button again

  6. If you have multiple restrictions you can choose whether students have to meet either one or all of the restrictions you've listed.
    The all or any option is at the top of the 'restrict access' section
    If students need to meet some but not all of the restrictions (e.g. different cohorts need access from different dates), use the restriction set (see step 4) to join those restrictions together.

  7. Students can see the existence of restricted items by default (they won't be able to access them by default, but will know that they exist). To only show a restricted item to those who have access to it, click on the eye icon so that there is a line running through it. Depending on how your restrictions are set up, the eye may appear in different (and multiple) places.

    If your restriction is based on private information (e.g. personal data or grades) you should always make it hidden.

  8. Click either Save and return to topic or Save changes when finished.

    Restrictions you place on an activity or resource will display underneath the item.

    Restrictions you place on a module will display underneath the heading for the module.

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