A new feature in LAMS 2.3.4 allows Monitors to specify an 'end point' for selected activities.
What this does is effectively lock learners out from further contributions to specific activities.

Currently, this feature is only available for Submit Files, Multiple Choice, Chat, Voting, Notebook, Task List, Mind Maps and Assessment.

Tool Submit, Tool Survey, Tool Forum, Tool QA, Tool Multiple Choice, Tool Chat, Tool Voting, Tool Notebook, Tool Task, Tool Mind Maps, Tool Assessment

Adding a Date/Time Restriction to an Activity

  1. (warning) First, you need an active running sequence. You can only set Date/Time Restrictions from withing Monitoring, not the Authoring environment.
  2. Open the sequence in Monitoring, then, on the Sequence tab select the activity you want to restrict.
  3. Expand the "Restrict Usage" section, then select your desired date and time from the calendar:

  4. Click Set Restriction and you're done.
    1. Now when Learners access the activity BEFORE the restriction, LAMS will display:

      The teacher has set a restriction for submission from (Whatever Date and Time you have selected.)

    2. After the restriction, the message will change to:

      The teacher has set a restriction for submission from (Whatever Date and Time you have selected.)


      In addition, none of the controls for the activity will be active.

Removing Restrictions

To reverse the restriction (in other words, unlocking the activity) go back to the activity in monitor and click Remove Restriction.