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Assignments: Due Dates

As an instructor, you may have the option to update due dates and availability dates for multiple assignments and assessments at one time. Additionally, if you previously assigned differentiated due dates for sections, students, or groups, you can bulk update these due and availability dates.

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Click the three dots icon next to +Assignment.

Select the Edit Assignment Dates option.

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You can view and manage assignment information on the Edit Assignment Dates page. All graded items in your course, including assignments, discussions, and quizzes (excludes new quizzies), are listed in the Title column. Current assignment due dates (if any) display in the Due At column, and current availability dates (if any) display in the Available From and Available Until columns.

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To edit an individual assignment due or availability date, locate the item in the list and click the corresponding date field you wish to update. Type the date in the Date field or select a date from the calendar.

Note: When you update an assignment due or availability date, the original due time you selected for the assignment is retained. If no time is set, the due time defaults to 11:59:59 pm for the course time zone, and the assignment is marked late at 12:00:00 am. For example, if you set a due date of September 19 at 11:59 pm, the assignment is marked late if submitted at or after September 20 at 12:00:00.

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To select all assignments, click the Select All checkbox

To select specific assignments, click the checkboxes in the assignment rows

The number of assignments selected displays in the header

To batch edit selected assignments, click the Batch Edit button.

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When you batch edit assignment dates, you can choose to shift dates forward by a number of days or remove due and availability dates. The option you choose applies to all selected assignments.

When you are finished, click the Ok button.



To save your updates, click the Save button.

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