Automatically Release Access to an assignment
You can control when activities or resources appear in your Moodle course. Go to an assignment in your course. Once there:
- In the Administration block on the left under Assignment administration click on “Edit settings”.
- Once there scroll down to the bottom of the page to “Restrict access”. Click on this to open it.
- Set the date in the “Allow access from” settings that you wish to open this assignment to your students on.
- At the bottom of this block set “While access is prevented” choose “Hide activity entirely in the course and the gradebook” from the drop down list. This will entirely hide the link to the assignment from students on the home page until the date you have set. If you wish them to see a grey link that is not clickable leave this as the default choice. They will then be able to see what is upcoming but won’t be able to click on it until the date you set to allow access.