Lesson Gating is a feature that requires Lessons to be completed in a specific order. When enabled, users don't have access to a Lesson until the previous Lesson is completed. This ensures that users are learning concepts in a predefined order, oftentimes building on previously learned material.
Example: Lesson 2 of a Course is "locked" and cannot be accessed until Lesson 1 is completed.
Lesson Gating is either configured globally or at the individual Course level.
*NOTE: It is considered best practice to wait to turn on Lesson Gating (whether globally or individually) until all Courses and Lessons are defined, created, and reviewed. This ensures that gating is applied properly to Courses following the admin team's Learning Plan.
Global Lesson Gating Settings
Global Lesson Gating is used to apply an umbrella configuration to all Courses.
Go to Learning > click Settings > stay in the Courses tab
Select Enable or Disable in the Lesson Gating Field.
Enabling Lesson Gating within Settings applies to all Courses. Users must complete Lessons in order.
Disabling disengages Lesson Gating, and unless marked otherwise in the individual Course, users can complete Lessons in the order they desire. Setting up Lesson Gating on the Course level is covered in the next section.
Lesson Gating for Individual Courses
Go to Learning > click Courses > select a Lesson or click New
In the Advanced Settings tab, toggle Use Global Settings, Enable, or Disable for the Lesson Gating field.
Use Global Settings - This option is toggled by default. Whatever is selected within Learning Settings (as described above) is applied to this course.
Enable - Lesson Gating is enabled regardless of what is selected in Learning Settings.
Disable - Lesson Gating is disabled regardless of what is selected in Learning Settings.
The Enable and Disable options are most often used to override Global Settings for the specific Course.
*Use Case: The admin wants all Lessons throughout the LMS to be completed in order, except for one specific Course in which users can learn in whatever order they desire. In this situation, the admin would toggle Enable Lesson Gating in the global Learning Settings, and toggle Disable within the applicable Course.