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Set date restrictions for deadlines and availability for items in Content, such as when students can access materials or when assignments are due.
There are 3 types of dates in D2L: Start Dates, Due Dates, and End Dates.
Dates for a Content module specify when a module is available for access, will become unavailable from access, or when its expected completion is due. Any dates set will be displayed beneath the module title, and the module name and set date(s) will also display on the Calendar widget on the Course Homepage.
Setting Start Dates and End Dates at the module level controls the access of not only the module, but also all of the topics within that module.
Enter the time and date restriction desired by either using the calendar and dropdown selectors, or by entering text. For any date type, both a date and a time are required.
Update button to apply the selected date restrictions. Any dates set will be displayed below their respective module title in the Table of Contents. If a module is selected, all set dates will be displayed beneath the module title on the page.
Several settings options will be displayed. Select the date restriction option you want to set: "Add start date...", "Add due date...", or "Add end date...".
NOTE: To reset or remove a date and time set on either a module or a topic, simply select the date setting to expand the date options. From the date options, either select a new date restriction, or select
X next to the date and time options to remove the date setting completely. Select the
Update button to apply changes.
To hide a module from student view, set its status to Hidden. This will conceal the module and make all of its topics completely invisible to students.
An individual topic within a module can also be hidden or visible.
To reorganize modules and topics within the Content area in a course,view the
Reordering Modules and Topics guide for more information.