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Control Student Access to Modules, Units, and Assessments
Control Student Access to Modules, Units, and Assessments
Control what students can access and prevent students from working ahead.
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Written by Corinne Guinter
Updated over a week ago

It can be overwhelming to a student if they see everything they need to do all at once. To help you prevent that, you can open work that they are working on currently and close items that are for the future.

In this article, you'll learn how to control what your students have access to and when they have access to it.

This article summarizes the following ways teachers control student access:  

Open and Close Modules 

When you add Module Assignments to a class, they are open to enrolled students by default.

This allows students to access available units of the curriculum within the module at any time and prevents students from working in a module you have closed access to.

Here’s how to open and close modules.

Open and Close Units

Units are groups of lessons with corresponding resources for teachers and students, within the module. Each module generally includes multiple units.

Open units allow students to access the unit’s eLearning lessons, student worksheets, and the formative unit quiz if it is open as well. Closed units prevent student access.

Learn how to open and close units.

Open and Close Assessments

Modules also contain assessments such as unit quizzes and module tests.

Many teachers close and open them on specific dates so students can take them as a class. This method minimizes the potential for cheating, i.e. students sharing test answers because they took the quiz before their friends.

Read more detailed information about how to open and close module tests.

Reset an Assessment

If you need to let a student retake an assessment, you can reset the assessment grade to give the student another chance to improve their score. This manual reset will work for all AES assessments.

Learn how to reset an assessment.

Use Due Dates 

Use due dates to set deadlines on modules for your students, making them aware of when the lessons and assessments need to be completed.

Learn how to set a due date

By default, the due dates will automatically close student access to a module at 11:59 PM EST on the date. To have the due date feature allow students to continue working after a due date passes, you can change this setting within Student Pacing.

Here's how to set a due date action.

Additional automation options are available on the Pacing & Sequencing view. Teachers use them to make sure students know the material before taking assessments. Click the button below to learn more! 


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