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Use the Manage Dates Tool to Set Assignment Due Dates in Bulk

Intended Audience: Collaborative Instructors
This article pertains to courses taught by local teachers as part of a collaborative partnership


By using the Manage Dates tool in Brightspace, you can easily modify the due dates and availability dates of your course content in bulk. To set assignment due dates that will be visible to students on their Lessons page and course calendar (if enabled), follow the steps outlined below.


  1. First, open your Brightspace course and then tap the Course Admin tab from the top navigation bar.
  2. Next, tap Manage Dates. 
  3. Optional: To filter content shown tap Specific Tools, select the content you’d like to see and then tap Apply Filter.
    • If you would like to set due dates only for graded work, then you could select Assignments and Quizzes
    • To search for content related to a specific lesson, you can use the Advanced Filter Options and enter the lesson number as the name.
    • Note that Discussion Assignments do not allow you to set due dates from the Manage Dates page, but you can add it to the Calendar by creating an event from the Calendar page, if enabled.
  4. Next, select the checkbox of the items for which you want to bulk edit dates.
  5. Then select Bulk Edit Dates.
  6. In the Bulk Edit Dates dialog box, update the due dates and then tap the Save button. 
  7. The due dates will be visible to students on the following pages:
    • Calendar Widget and Page (if enabled)
    • Lessons Page
    • Brightspace Pulse App
  8. The due dates will be visible to the teacher from the following pages:
    • Calendar Widget and Page (if enabled)
    • Lessons Page
    • Quizzes
    • Assignments
    • Manage Dates

Additional Information:

Student and Instructor View of the Calendar Widget on the Class Homepage with due dates added for the 1.1 and 1.3 Assignments and a calendar event added for the Unit 1 Discussion
The Calendar section is shown with the date and upcoming events expanded. There are three events shown.

For more information on the calendar tool in Brightspace, view Adding Events to the Brightspace Course Calendar.

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