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With adaptive release, instructors can create a set of rules to control how content is released to students in their courses. The rules may be related to availability, date and time, individual usernames, membership in course groups, review status of another item in the course, and Grade Center items such as scores, attempts, and calculated columns.
If adaptive release is turned off, all data is saved. Content will be available based on availability and date. Adaptive release rules will be ignored. If adaptive release is made available again, all rules associated with items will appear and be unchanged.