Course Calendar

Methods of Setting Due Dates

Due dates can be set in two distinct ways described below.  The second method can save you a lot of time!

Method 1:  Set Due Dates in the Gradebook Settings Bar

Assignments, assessments, homework and discussion boards are gradable items you can create in the Course Plan.  When you create or edit these items the Gradebook Settings bar is visible along the right side.  (See screenshot below.)  The desired due date and time can be set there.
CAUTION:  If you copy your course for a future semester, the old due dates will still exist, unless a group is selected.  If you plan to copy the course, consider using the method described in the following section.

Screenshot - setting deadlines in gradebook settings bar
Method 2:  Set Due Dates in the Schedule Tab

The following tip is a great time-saver, especially in future semesters! 

1) When you create gradable items, leave the due date blank in the Gradebook Settings bar (shown above). 

2) Navigate to the Schedule tab in the Course Plan.

Screenshot - schedule tab

3) Set due dates by dragging and dropping items into your calendar. 

Use the Schedule Tab to Set Due Dates That Will Not Carry Over in a Future Semester

It is possible to set your due dates in the schedule tab in a manner that does not allow the due dates to carry over when your section is copied for a future semester.  This is convenient since you will not have to delete the old due dates.  You simply click and drag assignments into the new semester calendar. 

1) Navigate to the Schedule tab in the Course Plan.

2) Open the dropdown menu next to All Groups. 

Sreenshot of groups option in schedule tab

3) Every class is automatically a section group in I-Learn.  Select the desired section group.

4) Drag and drop assignments into the calendar.

Note:  The default group setting is All Groups.  Under this setting, the due dates apply for all groups in the current section and all groups in future sections that are copied from it.  Thus, if the default setting is used, the due dates will be carried over into future semesters.

Set Different Due Dates for Groups

You can set a different due date for each section group that automatically exists in each I-Learn section, and for groups you create. 
How to create your own groups

To set a different due date for each group, use the procedure described in the above section, selecting the desired group from the dropdown Groups option before setting the due date.  Repeat for each group. 

Quickly Delete or Edit Old Due Dates

The following procedure will prevent the need to individually open each assignment to delete or edit due dates.

1) Navigate to the Schedule tab in the Course Plan.

2) Open the dropdown menu next to Month View and select List View.

Screenshot - list view in schedule tab

3) Double click on the due date to be changed.  Delete the date or edit it, as needed.  

Tutorial -
        - Set due dates by dragging and dropping items into calendar
        - Set due dates that will not carry over in a future semester
        - Quickly delete old due dates
        - Set different due dates for each group

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