To encourage students to engage in their ungraded coursework and readings, you can set up modules with prerequisites or requirements that students must accomplish before moving to the next module(s). These include requiring students to view an item, mark the task as completed, contribute to a page or discussion, submit an assignment or score a minimum number of points in graded activities.
 Module requirement type,  item requirements for the module
While setting up regular activities or reflections is a great way to provide a coherent learning path in your course, you don’t have to create pre-requisites or requirements for every individual module. Use them as checkpoints to track your students’ progress.
Read more on Canvas community:
- How do I add prerequisites to a module?
- How do I add requirements to a module?
- How do I use modules to view the progress of students in a course? – Note, module progress is determined by the students completing required elements in the module. If you don’t set up any requirements, you won’t be able to track your students’ progress within each module.
- How do I lock a module? – You can also incrementally release modules at a specified time and date.