September 14, 2021 - Changing Dates in Canvas

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Canvas is a great tool for organizing content and being prepared with content. Despite our best abilities to keep things on pace though, sometimes life gets in the way. The day you have a project planned and there could be a fire drill, or an assembly went long, or you were quarantined. You need to be able to quickly adjust due dates and re-arrange your schedule. 

 

Quick Adjustments in Canvas 

Move Due Dates in Calendar View

Using a due date is important to give students a date to complete a task. It adds the assignment to their schedule (Elementary) or the To-Do (Secondary). Opening each assignment is time-consuming and makes it difficult to see the entire course view. If you bump one assignment a few days, that will influence the following assignments. Using the Calendar you can click and drag the assignment to adjust the due date. This makes it much easier to move and you can clearly see “the big picture” of your course. If you don’t see your event check the colored box on the right side of the calendar for the course you’d like to work with. 

If you have multiple due dates (maybe for different periods or sections) you will see multiple blocks on the calendar. 

 

Edit Assignment Dates in Bulk

If using the Calendar to shift dates is not fast enough you can also use the Edit Assignment Dates tool to shift them in bulk.  Navigate to your course Assignments page. Find the three dots in the upper right corner. Select the Edit Assignment Dates option.

Select the assignments you’d like to adjust by clicking the checkbox.

Click on the Batch Edit button :

Choose how many days to shift.

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