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How do I adjust events and due dates in a course import?

As part of a course import, you can adjust the due dates associated with course events and assignments. You can also shift due dates to a different day, or remove all associated due dates.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Import Content into Course

Import Content into this Course button

Click the Import Course Content link.

Select Content Type

Import Content from D2L

In the Content Type drop-down menu, select the content type you want to import. Complete any additional fields required for the content.

Adjust Events and Due Dates

Select Course

If you want to adjust the due dates associated with the course events and assignments, click the Adjust events and due dates checkbox.

Shift Dates

Shift Dates

If you want to shift dates in the course, select the Shift dates radio button.

Set Beginning and End Dates

Set Beginning and End Dates

In the Beginning Date field [1], enter the starting date of the course you are importing. You can also click the Calendar icon to select a date. In the Change to field [2], enter the new date when you want the course to begin, or click the Calendar icon.

In the Ending Date field [3], enter the end date of the course you are importing, or click the Calendar icon to select a date. In the Change to field [4], enter the new date when you want the course to end.

Canvas will take the new start and end dates for the course and distribute all assignments with due dates as evenly as possible across the course dates. If the imported course and the new course vary in course length, assignments will be assigned proportionally. Once the course is imported, you can easily confirm and adjust any assignment dates using the Calendar.

Note: If the course where you are importing the content contains course override dates in Course Settings, those dates will be automatically pre-populated in the Change to fields.

Create Substitution Dates

Create Substitution Dates

You can also explicitly define day substitutions to adjust for changing class schedules, such as moving all assignments on Mondays to Tuesdays. To create a date substitution, click the Substitution button [1].

In the Move from field [2], select the day of the week; in the To field [3], select the new day of the week for the substitution.

To remove a substitution, click the Remove icon [4].

You can create as many substitution dates as necessary. Canvas will take the date substitutions and adjust assignments with due dates appropriately across the course dates.

Remove Dates

Remove Dates

If you want to remove all associated due dates in the course, select the Remove dates radio button.

Dates will be removed from the following features:

  • Assignments (due, availability, and peer-review dates)
  • Announcements (delayed post dates)
  • Quizzes (due, availability, and show correct answers dates)
  • Calendar events (start and end dates)
  • Modules (unlock dates)
  • Files (availability dates)

Import Course

Import Course

Click the Import button.

View Current Jobs

The Current Jobs section displays the status of your import. Running reports display a menu bar with the time remaining to complete the import [1].

If you chose to select specific content in your course, the current job will show as Waiting for Select [2], which means you must select the content you want to import.

The import may also display other status indicators as part of the import process. Learn more about course import statuses.

View the content from any completed imports by accessing any link in Course Navigation.