Manage Dates Tool

About Manage Dates

Use the Manage Dates tool to view, bulk edit, and bulk offset the date availability and set the calendar status of all content topics and modules, discussion topics and forums, assignment submissions folders, grades categories and items, announcement items, quizzes, checklists, and surveys in your course from one central location.

These course objects display in a grid that you can sort by any of the column headings. You can also use the Type column to sort the Manage Dates page based on the tool-specific order and use advanced filter options to work with smaller sets of objects. If you filter your course objects, any bulk changes you make apply only to the filtered results. This enables you to update multiple availability dates based on specific criteria.

In addition to managing dates, you can open each course object in a new window by clicking on its name. This launches the object’s edit page where you can edit additional properties for that object without leaving the Manage Dates tool.

Adding dates to course items also helps leverage the functionality of the student app called Pulse. Pulse is a mobile app that helps students keep track of important updates. It brings news, deadlines, and grades together in one place so students can spend less time organizing and more time learning. To learn more about Pulse, see Make Your Course Pulse Friendly.

Follow the steps below to review and modify dates from the Manage Dates tool.

Access Manage Dates

  1. On the navbar, click Course Admin.
  2. Click Manage Dates.

Advanced filter options

Basic filter options in Manage Dates enable you to narrow your results based on tool. Advanced filter options enable you to further narrow your results by a course object’s name, dates, duration, and Calendar status. Click Show Advanced Filter Options to access these additional filter options.

Filter option: Name
Additional instructions: Enter a keyword and use the drop-down list to specify how the system should compare your keyword with existing object names in your course.

Filter option: Start Date
Additional instructions: Choose “blank” from the drop-down list to return course objects that do not have a start date.

Filter option: End Date
Additional instructions: Choose “blank” from the drop-down list to return course objects that do not have an end date.

Filter option: Duration
Additional instructions: Use the drop-down list to specify how the system should compare the number you enter with existing durations within your course.

Choose “blank” from the drop-down list to return course objects that do not have a specific amount of days they are available to users. Objects with unspecified durations include those containing only a start date or only an end date.

Filter option: Calendar Status
Additional instructions: Use the drop-down to specify whether filter results return objects that are displayed in Calendar or not displayed in Calendar.

Editing dates

You can edit dates for individual course objects or multiple objects. While editing dates, you can also display course object availability in the Calendar tool. If you filter your course objects, any bulk changes you make apply only to those filtered results. This enables you to update multiple objects based on specific criteria.

Edit dates

  1. In the context menu of the object you want to edit dates for, click Edit Dates.
  2. Set or clear the start date and end date.
  3. Choose whether the object displays in the Calendar tool.
  4. Click Save.

Bulk edit dates

The Manage Dates tool enables you to bulk edit due dates and availability dates of your course content.

  1. On the navbar, click Course Admin.
  2. Click Manage Dates.
  3. Select the check box of the items for which you want to bulk edit dates.
  4. Click Bulk Edit Dates.
  5. In the Bulk Edit Dates dialog box, update the due dates and availability dates.
  6. Click Save.

Remove dates

Click Remove beside an object’s start date or end date.

Offsetting dates

The Manage Dates tool enables you to move start dates and end dates forward or backward by a specified number of days. You can use this to move course content forward to a new term.

Watch how to offset dates in Manage Dates

  1. On the navbar, click Course Admin.
  2. Click Manage Dates.
  3. Select the check box by any item for which you want to offset dates.
  4. Click Bulk Offset Dates.
  5. In the Bulk Offset Dates dialog box, enter your offset details.
  6. Click Save.

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