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Faculty: Bulk Update Due Dates

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If you import content from a prior term into a new course shell, you know how much work can be involved in editing all of the assignments, forums, and quizzes to reflect the new term's due dates. We now have a special "report" that allows us to update all of the due dates in a course in one pass!

First, open the Reports menu at the top of the main course page and select Dates.

Screenshot of Dates option in Reports menu

You can choose to update all of the course activity types in one pass or update one type of activity at a time, depending on how many activities are in your course. From the Activity type pull-down menu, leave the option set for All activities or select a single activity type and click on Expand all to open all of the course sections.

Screenshot of Dates interface

After selecting Assignments, for example, all of your course assignments will be listed down the page. Update the due dates as needed, then click on Save changes at the bottom or top of the page.

Screenshot of update dates

Note: Keep in mind that you don't have to have a date set to begin allowing submissions—as long as the assignment is visible to students, they can submit their work. Similarly, you don't need to indicate a cutoff date or an expected completion date for any assignment.

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