In D2L, there are few ways you can hide content from students. First, you can set content to “draft” mode. This is similar to writing an email that you aren’t yet finished with, saving as a draft, and coming back later to edit and finish. Both topics AND modules can be saved as draft. When saved as a “draft” students cannot view the content. The second way is by setting date restrictions (similar to dropbox, quizzes…etc). From here you can set “start dates” and “end dates” for content AND modules.
How to Set Content as a “Draft.”
1. Go into content, right click on the arrow to the left of the topic, and select ‘Edit Properties.” Then, change the item from “Published” to “Draft.”
How to Add Date Restrictions to Items in Content:
1. Go into content, right click on the arrow to the left of the topic, and select ‘Edit Properties.” Then, select “Add Restrictions.” This will make a “start date” and “end date” section appear. Make the appropriate changes to these dates/times.