Items and sections in a course can be approved and unapproved. This article walks you through what it means to approve and unapprove content, and highlights some key points to be kept in mind.

What does it mean to approve and unapprove items and sections?

Approving an item or a section means making it visible on the app and website for users to see. Unless approved, it won't be visible to users. Similarly, unapproving items and sections means making them "invisible" for users. This is done using the same button:

Approving a section

In order to approve a section, it must contain at least one approved item.

Let's take a look at the cases where a section cannot be approved. When this happens, you'll see an error message asking you to fix some problems after which you'll be able to approve the section.

1. When a section has no items in it. 

2. When a section has no approved items in it. Let's try to approve such a section. This section has two items in it, but none of them is approved yet. This means the section cannot be approved, as we know what it needs - at least one approved item!

Criteria for approving sections:

Once you approve even one of the items, the section can be approved.

That was about approving sections. Now let's explore how approving items works.

Approving an item

To approve an item, you need to add content to it. If it doesn't have any content in it, then you'll see a message asking you to fix the problem.

An approved item has a green tick mark next to it. Here we can see two approved items (Text 1 and Text 2).

Approving of items works quite similarly for different types of items.

Let's look at the criteria for approving different types of items:

1. Text items 

  • Content cannot be blank. 

2. PDFs 

  • Title cannot be blank
  • Pdf file needs to be uploaded

3. Images 

  • Title cannot be blank 
  • Upload atleast 1 image

4. Image Galleries

  • Title cannot be blank
  • Atleast 1 image needs to be uploaded

5. Questions 

  • Question text cannot be blank
  • Atleast 2 options are required
  • Atleast 1 option should be marked as correct

6. Quizzes

  • Name cannot be blank
  • Add atleast 1 valid question

 

Unapproving sections and items:

To unapprove content means making it invisible to the users without deleting it. Only academy owners can see unapproved items.  Here's how an unapproved item looks:

So in this case the item 'Text 4' is not visible to the users as it is unapproved.

Whether you just want to keep a framework of items ready without adding content to them or if you want to stop the users from viewing a particular item that is incomplete, you can keep it unapproved.

This way you can approve what works for you, and unapprove the rest :)

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