Concepts are unique in that you can also set up exploration prerequisites. This means that learners must complete at least one Activity from the Concept (successfully or unsuccessfully) as a prerequisite to being presented another Concept. They merely need to be presented information from the prerequisite Concept, and mastery is not required for the prerequisite to be met.

Diagram with Concept A in a solid box with an arrow pointing to Concept B in a faded box. The text below the image reads After learners are presented at least one Activity from Concept A, they will be presented Activities from Concept B.

The table below summarizes the differences between mastery prerequisites and exploration prerequisites.

LevelMastery Prerequisites Exploration Prerequisites

Mastery Profile

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Sample Scenario

Within the Cash Management Module, James creates a Topic on applying discounts. Within that Topic, he creates several Concepts, including one on applying promotional codes and another on applying coupons. He doesn't want his learners to be presented any information about promotional codes, until they are exposed to some information on applying coupons. 

To set this up, he makes the Applying Coupons Concept as an exploration prerequisite to the Applying Promotional Codes Concept. This means that his learners must be presented at least one Activity from the Applying Coupons Concept before they will be presented Activities within the Applying Promotional Codes Concept. 

Diagram with Applying Coupons Concept in a solid box with an arrow pointing to Applying Promotional Codes Concept in a faded box. The text below the image reads After learners are presented at least one Activity from the Applying Coupons Concept, they will be presented Activities from the Applying Promotional Codes Concept.