Instructor: Manage Dates

The Manage Dates tool can be used to control the due dates, start and end dates, and calendar visibility for the items in your course. You can access this tool by visiting Course Admin, then selecting Manage Dates. 

Screenshot of the Manage Dates tool in Course Admin.

1. Edit: Add or change individual dates

Add dates to individual activities or content.

  1. Select the down arrow next to the name of the item, and select Edit Dates from the menu. Dropdown option to edit dates.

     

  2. Place a check mark next to Has Start Date, Has Due Date, and/or Has End Date depending on the type of date restrictions you want.
  3. Set the date(s) as needed.
  4. If you would like the Start and/or End date to appear in the Calendar, check the Display in Calendar option. Options for editing individual dates.

     

  5. When finished, click the Save button.
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2. Edit: Add or change bulk dates

Add dates to multiple activities or content simultaneously.

  1. Check the boxes to the left of every item that you would like to add or edit dates for. Only select items that need to have the same date.
  2. Select Bulk Edit DatesScreenshot of Bulk Edit Dates option.

     

  3. Place a check mark next to Start Dates, End Dates, and/or Due Dates depending on the type of date restrictions you want set.
  4. Set the date(s) as needed.
  5. If you would like the Start and/or End date to appear in the Calendar, check the Display in Calendar option. Bulk Edit Dates screen with options checked.

     

  6. When finished, click the Save button.
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3. Edit: Remove individual dates

Remove dates from individual activities or content.

  1. Locate the item you want to remove the Start Date and/or End Date for.
  2. Select the x next to the date you would like to remove. Repeat as necessary.Remove individual dates from items.
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4. Edit: Offset dates

Move dates forward to match a new semester.

The Offset Dates function allows you to offset some or all of the Start and/or End dates in your D2L course site by a specified number of days. This is especially helpful if you want to reuse your Fall course material in the Spring semester, as you can choose to offset all start and/or end dates by the number of days between when the first assignment is due in the Fall and when the same assignment is due in the Spring.

  1. Check the box next to each item containing a date you would like to offset.
  2. Click the Bulk Offset Dates button. Bulk offset dates option.

     

  3. Under Dates to Offset, choose one or more date types to offset. Dates to Offset options.

     

  4. Choose whether to Offset by direction and range or Calculate range between two dates.
    • If you chose to Offset by direction and range, select the Direction (Forward or Backward), and then enter into Range the number of days or hours you would like to move the date. Displays offset by direction and range options.

       

    • If using the Calculated based on two dates function:
      1. In the From field specify the date and time you would like to use as the starting point to calculate the number of days.
      2. In the To field specify the date and time you would like to use as the end point to calculate the number of days to move the date. Options for offsetting dates using two dates.

         

      3. The days and time will be automatically calculated at the bottom of the screen. Calculated days and hours.

         

  5. Select Save to make your changes.
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5. Modify: Calendar visibility

Modify the visibility of dates in the course Calendar.

  1. To add or remove a date restriction to the calendar: 
    1. Place a checkmark in the Calendar column for each date restricted item you would like to display in the Calendar.
    2. Remove the checkmark(s) in the Calendar column for each date restricted item you do not want to display in the Calendar. Calendar column with checkbox circled.

       

  2. To modify multiple calendar restrictions at once:
    1. Check the box to the left of each item containing a date that you would like to add to or remove from the calendar.
    2. Select Bulk Edit DatesScreenshot of the Bulk Edit Dates option.

       

    3. Check the box next to Display in Calendar and select either Add to Calendar or Remove from CalendarBulk edit calendar options.

       

    4. Click the Save button.
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