Learn@UW - Managing Dates of Your Course Objects

If you manage a course, the Manage Dates tool enables you to view a list of course objects (i.e. content, quizzes, discussions, etc.) in your course and edit their start and end dates. The Manage Dates tool is especially helpful if you want to change the availability dates of several things at once (in a bulk edit).

For instance, let’s say you’ve created all of your course quizzes and want to manage the dates on which each quiz starts and ends. The Manage Dates tool can help you do that in an easy way.

To edit dates of your course objects:

  1. From inside your course, click Edit Course from the Course Admin dropdown in the navbar, then click Manage Dates which is located under Site Resources.
  2. Select the checkboxes beside the objects you want to edit dates for and click Edit Dates.
  3. Set or remove the start dates and end dates.
  4. Choose whether to add the objects to the Calendar tool.
  5. Click Save.

To offset dates of your course objects:

  1. From inside your course, click Edit Course from the Course Admin dropdown in the navbar, then click Manage Dates which is located under Site Resources.
  2. Select the checkboxes beside the objects you want to edit dates for and click Offset Dates.
  3. Specify which dates you want to offset.
  4. Use the Days drop-down list to specify whether you want to offset the dates forward or backward and enter the number of days you want to offset those dates by. Or choose Calculated based on two dates to quickly generate the number of days between two relative dates.
  5. TIP: To help ensure the dates you choose do not land on weekends or holidays, enter the current date associated with your course object as your From date and click the Select Date icon to select your To date.

  6. Click Save.
Not All Dates Can Be Managed in Manage Dates

Please be aware that not all course-related dates can be managed within the Manage Dates tool. Dates that cannot be managed within Manage Dates include, but are not limited to, discussion unlock dates, checklist item due dates, and quiz submission view dates. A feature request has been submitted to include this functionality in future versions.





Keywords:learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn manage dates offset dates manage date managing dates edit dates select date   Doc ID:17274
Owner:Kristy B.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2011-03-10 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-09-28 12:30 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW Madison
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