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pre-send documents

In an academic role-play simulation course, I have 200-300 documents to send to 30-40 students playing different roles in 5-6 scenarios throughout the semester.  I have scheduled these documents to go to specific roles/students on specific dates.  The Blackboard Learning Management Systems allows this through it's use of "adaptive release" of these documents to become available to individual students on specific dates.  Only the students I identify can see their document on these dates.


Is there a way to do this using MS Flow, or some other Office 365 feature?



Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: pre-send documents


Not sure I understood the scenario

Let's assume you have an schedule defined for document sharing to all your students in an excel file table in your onedrive; and also the documents to be shared stored in your onedrive. Let's also assume you share the documents via email. The structure of the table could be as follows:

#index #target sharing date #target document #target student

You can define a flow running once a day, the flow would read all rows from excel table, filter the ones with date matching the day the flow is executed, and for each match send an email to target student with target document.

You can also assign tasks via Microsoft Planner connector, by means of action blocks "Create Task" (add target student, start date, due date) Delay - 1 minute- and "Update task details" (add URL to access target document, add reference alias so you can customize file related text to display when opening the task in Planner). You have a good example of this Planner approach here:


Hope this helps

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: pre-send documents

Hi @usafalawprof ,


Based on your requirements of describe, you can create a library in SharePoint to store these files will be sent in the future, and create a few columns, StudentName, Scenarios, EmailAddress, SendDate.

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You could create a Recurrence Flow to run every day to check the SendDate whether it is equal to today. If yes, get the file content, and send the corresponding file.

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Please have a try, I hope it will help you.


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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