The Manage Dates tool enables you to view, edit and offset the date availability, and set the Calendar status of all Content topics and modules, Discussion topics and forums, Dropbox folders, Grades categories and items, News items, and quizzes in your course from one central location.
These course objects display in a grid that you can sort by any of the column headings. You can also filter the grid by specific tool and use advanced filter options to work with smaller sets of objects. If you filter your course objects, any bulk changes you make apply only to the filtered results. This enables you to update multiple availability dates based on specific criteria.
In addition to managing dates, you can open each course object in a new window by clicking on its name. This launches the object's edit page where you can edit additional properties for that object without leaving the Manage Dates tool.
Basic filter options in Manage Dates enable you to narrow your results based on tool. Advanced filter options enable you to further narrow your results by a course object's name, dates, duration, and Calendar status.
*Click Show Advanced Filter Options to access these additional filter options.
Now go to the Duration drop-down list to specify how the system should compare the number you enter with existing durations within your course.
Note: Choose blank from the list to return course objects that do not have a specific amount of days they are available to users. Objects with unspecified durations include those containing only a start date or only an end date.
In the Calendar Status drop-down list, specify whether filter results return objects that are displayed in Calendar or not displayed in Calendar.
Manage Dates enables you to move start dates and end dates forward or backward by a specified number of days. You can use this to move course content forward to a new term.
To offset dates, you have two options: