Edit Due Dates

Instructors have the option to organize course activities by designating specific dates for each assignment, quiz, and graded discussion. Steps are below.

#1: UNDERSTAND the different types of dates

Specific date types can be assigned to organize content by automatically making an assignment available to students, designating a due date, and closing the assignment to students.



when the Assignment becomes available to students



when students should submit the Assignment



when late Assignment submissions will be accepted

#2: UPDATE dates for an assignment

Instructors can edit dates in each assignment (one at a time) while editing other assignment details. To update dates for multiple assignments at one time, see the Bulk Edit Due Dates page.

Dates are visible in the "Assign" section of an assignment:

#3: VIEW updated due dates in Modules & Calendar

A due date selected in a Canvas activity (assignment, discussion, quiz) automatically populates in the course calendar, as well as underneath the name of the activity when viewed in its module.

#4: VERIFY Assignment availability in Student View

Note: Other course settings can impact activities being displayed, such as its Publish status and Module Prerequisites and Requirements.

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