Release conditions allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your course. When you attach a release condition to an item, user cannot see that item until they meet the associated condition. For example, you could attach a release condition to the second topic in your course's content area that would hide that topic until users viewed the topic before it. Or you create a condition that required users to view a content topic before gaining access to a quiz, or one that required them to post a message to a discussion topic before they could see a content module. If you attach multiple conditions to an item, users must meet all conditions before they can access the item.