University of Vermont

Center for Teaching and Learning

Date Management

You can use the date management feature to update content dates when you copy or restore a course from a previous term or calendar year. Date types include due dates, availability, and adaptive release dates related to the course content.

Adjusting dates in your course

You can find the Date Management page in the Control Panel, under Course Tools. On this page, you can choose to adjust dates automatically or individually from one convenient location.

The first step of date management is to decide if you want the system to automatically adjust the previous or current course item dates to new dates.

Select Use Course Start Date or Adjust by Number of Days to adjust the date accordingly. For example, if using Course Start Date, say the original course started September 1 with an assignment due September 26. The assignment is due 25 days after the start date. If you adjust the new start date to January 12, the assignment is now due February 6, which is 25 days after the new start date. On the other hand, to shift dates by number of days, let’s say that on June 1, you adjust dates by 30 days. The assignment that was due September 1 is now due October 1.

You can also review all dates and adjust them later on the Date Management Review page.

Supported course tools

The Date Management tool can adjust dates for the following tools/areas:

  • Content, such as items, files, and audio
  • Tests, surveys, and assignments
  • Tools, such as discussions, blogs, journals, and announcements
  • Manual grade columns
  • Course and organization tasks

Content that comes from textbook publishers (except material imported via an archive/export file) cannot be adjusted with the date management tool.

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