Some institutions are fine with allowing users to download content while a section is occurring, but do not want to allow users to be able to download content from classes after the term has expired. In addition, university policy may mandate that this content is automatically made unavailable after the term ends.
Disabling out of term content downloads disables the download option for class-published content any time outside of the term start or end dates.
By default, students can download section content any time (unless class content downloads are disabled entirely), but out of term downloads can be disabled at the Institution, Organization, or Department level by an Administrator.
Once disabled, content in the classes can still be viewed but students cannot download it.
To disable downloads of class-published content across the institution
The Download option will automatically be removed from the content menu in the class list after the end of the term. Note that users can still download content they own from either the class list or the My content tab of the Library page.