As a member of the course team, you must carefully control which content is visible to learners and when.
You control content visibility through these features in Studio.
These features work together to control content visibility for learners.
You specify release dates and times for sections and subsections. By defining release dates, you ensure that content is available to learners on a planned schedule, without requiring manual intervention while the course is running.
By default, a subsection inherits the release date and time of the section it is in. You can change the release date of the subsection to another date.
Published units are not visible to learners until the scheduled release date and time. When the section and subsection have different release schedules, published units are not visible until both dates have passed.
The release times that you set, and the times that learners see, are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). You might want to verify that you have specified the times that you intend by using a time zone converter such as Time and Date Time Zone Converter
For more information about setting release dates, see the following topics.
You publish units to make them visible to learners. Learners see the last published version of a unit if the section and subsection it is in are released.
Learners do not see units that have never been published, and they do not see unpublished changes to units or components within units. Therefore, you can make changes to units in released subsections without disrupting the learner experience.
For more information, see Unit Publishing Status.
You can publish all changes in a section or subsection at once, or publish changes to individual units. For more information about publishing units, see the following topics.