Date Management Tool

This feature was added for the Fall 2014 semester.

To access the Date Management tool, log in to Blackboard and navigate to your course site. On the Control Panel, click on Course Tools followed by Date Management.

How to adjust dates

The Date Management tool allows you to adjust dates using three different options:

Option 1: Use Course Start Date

The Course Start Date option allows you to enter two dates. Enter your original course start date in the top box, and enter the desired new start date in the lower one. This will automatically adjust all dates in the course to match the new start date.

Option 2: Adjust by Number of Days

The Adjust by Number of Days option will adjust every date in the course by the number of days specified.

Option 3: List All Dates For Review

The List All Dates For Review option displays all existing dates on the Date Management Review page which allows the user to individually select rollover options . The Date Management Review page is detailed in the diagram below:

  1. Return to the first page and choose to adjust dates automatically. The first page also shows an inline receipt indicating when date management was last run.
  2. Refresh the current page to account for any changes that were made to the course since date management was last run.
  3. Filter your review by item type, such as assignment or test.
  4. Filter your review by date type, such as due date.
  5. Select one, multiple, or all items in the list to batch adjust dates. Adjusting dates allows users to indicate by how many days the selected item dates should be moved by. A negative number moves the dates back.
  6. Click to sort the list by item name.
  7. Review and adjust the due date for item. Click to sort the list by due date.
  8. Review when items are made available. Click to sort the list by item availability start and end dates.
  9. Review the adaptive release dates for items. Click to sort the list by adaptive release start and end dates.
  10. Navigate between pages. By default, the page shows 25 items.
  11. Click the date or edit icon to edit any of the dates for an item.

Learn more

For more on using the Date Management tool, please see Blackboard's tutorial below:

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