Issue Date: 09-07-2018
Requirements and Prerequisites in Canvas allow you to put conditions on what must be completed in your course, and in what order, before other content is accessible. For example, the student must complete an assignment and pass an exam in Module 1, before accessing Module 2.
To use prerequisites, you must first define the requirements of a module. Requirements determine the conditions necessary for a module to be considered completed.
Requirements can be based on any content within your module. What requirement options are available will depend on the type of content:
To add Requirements to a module:
For more information on using Requirements, please visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13134-415261967
Adding Module Prerequisites
All modules after your first can have a prerequisite Module specified. This means to access that content, the requirements for the prerequisites must be met.
To select the prerequisites for a module:
Your prerequisite(s) should now show up when looking at the module on the Modules page:
For more information on using Prerequisites, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13092-415241433
Once requirements and prerequisites are defined, students can view their status by looking at the icons on the right side of the module. The module status is shown at the top right, a minus icon if not completed. Circles or checkmark icons are shown for each requirement in a module – a circle means the requirement has not yet been met, checkmark is completed. Putting your mouse cursor over a circle will tell you what is needed to complete the requirement.
Though prerequisite content still has visibility it is locked, and will unlock once its prerequisite requirements have been met.