Date Management is a tool in Blackboard that allows you to change/update old dates in a new course.  Once your course is copied, you can changes all dates across the board or selectively.

In this tutorial you will learn how to:


Note:  There is no undo option once this process starts. Carefully select your Adjustment Option.  Once the process starts your new dates will be set and cannot be reverted.

To begin, go into your course that needs date changes. Go to Control Panel then Course Tools and select Date Management.

        

From here you are given three options for Date Adjustment:

        

Use Course Start Date

Type in the current (original) start date and the new start date.  This will automatically shift all date to your new start date.  For example, if the first assignment was originally due 10 days after the beginning of class, then it will be due 10 days after the new start date. Click Start to begin the process.

The process will then run.  Once the process has run, your new start and due dates will be displayed.  You can make additional edits manually, as needed, by clicking the pencil icon.

Adjust By Number of Dates

All content is shifted by the number of days entered.  This can be more complicated since you will have to know how many days to shift by. This works better for minor adjustments. Click Start to begin the process.

The process will then run.  Once the process has run, your new start and due dates are displayed.  You can make additional edits manually by clicking the pencil icon.

List All Dates for Review

Click Start to begin the process.  All content dates will be listed, and you will be able to manually change each date one at a time, manually by clicking the pencil icon

The process will then run.  To change the dates or times, click on the the date box.  A calendar will automatically appear for choosing new dates and times. Click Done in the calendar box, and then the Green Check Mark to submit your changes.

To go back to Date Management click on the Run Date Mangement Again button.