Draft State is a course-level feature that will become a standard feature in mid-July. This means that you will have the option to show content in Pages, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes and Modules in an unpublished, or a draft state. This draft content is invisible to students and excluded from grade calculations. It is specifically designed for instructors so students cannot see any of the actions involved such as published and unpublished cloud icons. Students will only see published items.
Please note: Files are not included in the Draft State. If you upload a file, it is automatically published. To restrict files from student view, you need to “lock” the file. (Click here for more information on “locking files”)
Draft State is intended to provide an intuitive, reliable experience as you modify Pages, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes and Modules.
The following are some of the content-specific changes in Draft State:
- Pages has an Index page and displays page titles
- Individual pages do not include sidebars
- Instructors can select any page to be the front page of their course
- Quizzes do not have to be republished if the content is changed
For more information on how to use Draft State, watch the Draft State Video.