We allow instructors to hide zyLabs because zyLabs are often used as homework, or for quizzes and exams. We do not provide the ability for instructors to hide any of the other materials similar to how an instructor would not hide chapters from a physical textbook from a student. We believe that if a student purchases access to our content that they should have full access to that content for the duration of their subscription period.
If there is material in the zyBook that is not relevant to the specific class, instructors can move that content to the "Unused" section of the zyBook.
Note: Students have no access to unused sections.
Note: Original chapter ordering is not maintained once a section is moved to unused. We do not recommend the use of "unused" for hiding material from students that you intend to add back to the content later. Unused was not designed with that workflow in mind.
How to hide/reveal a zyLab
In the top right corner of every zyLab there is a toggle to set a zyLab's visibility.
What do students see?
When a zyLab is hidden the zyLab section will remain in the chapter structure with a label that says "Hidden". We do this to maintaining the section numbering within the chapter.
When a student navigates to a hidden zyLab, they will see the following.
Can zyLabs be hidden in bulk?
At this time zyBooks does not offer a way for instructors to hide zyLabs in bulk. The zyBooks support team can hide all zyLabs in a zyBook as needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know which zyBooks you would like to hide zyLabs in if needed.
Can I schedule a zyLab to be revealed at a specific time in advance?
Yes! We recently introduced a new feature that explains how to schedule zyLabs, you can read more in our help article, Can I set a start date and end date for a zyLab?