Date Manager

Date Manager

Use the date management tool to easily adjust all content and tool dates in your course. Accessed on the Control Panel in the Course Tools section, 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. You can also simply preview all of the dates in your course to assure that you have set them correctly, without making changes to the dates. Seeing all of the course dates you set in one place makes it easier to find errors or ensure that all of the dates are as you had planned.

Date Manager: Preview All Dates
Blackboard Date Manager Video
  1. Go to Course Management Tools → Course Tools → Date Management.
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  2. We recommend choosing ‘List All Dates for Review‘ as your first step.
  3. Choose Start.
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  4. Blackboard will take a few minutes to run the date-management process. Click Next when you receive an onscreen and email message that it is completed successfully.
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  5. The next screen will be a list of all of the course dates that you have set. This includes:
    • Announcements (including all current and timed)
    • Assignment (availability and date due)
    • Discussion Board (availability and date due)
    • Learning Modules (availability)
    • Tests (availability and date due)
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  6. Note that you can sort each of the columns shown, or use the tools at the top of the list to select certain parts of the course such as Learning Modules only, or Tests only.
Date Manager: Editing Dates in Bulk
Blackboard Date Manager Video
  1. You can also select by date type such as due dates or availability dates.
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  2. Edit the dates of the items individually by using the pencil icon on each item, or check the boxes to adjust dates in bulk.
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