Orphaned activities
  • 05 Jul 2023
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Orphaned activities

Article summary

If an activity or resource is in a topic that is not visible to learners then it becomes an orphaned activity. This means that the activity still exists on the course, but learners cannot see it. However, unlike a hidden activity, learners can still interact with an orphaned activity if they are given a link to it. 

Creating orphaned activities can be useful for a number of reasons:

  • To archive an item for later use (so that it doesn't clutter the course)
  • So that you can link to it in another way

For example you might want to link to a glossary in an activity description but not have it viewable on the main course page. If you orphan the glossary then you can still link to it but the activity will not appear on the course. 

You might also wish to hyperlink your own icon or image to an activity to give a more bespoke look and feel. 

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