In Brightspace courses, collaborative instructors have the option to set due dates and availability dates that will display on the Lessons page for students and instructors. This visual display of information can be a good way to keep students on pace in their courses.
Due dates and dates of access for assignments, quizzes, and discussions can be set from the Edit page for each type of assessment. For information on how to set due dates and dates of access using the Manage Dates tool in Brightspace, view this article: Use the Manage Dates Tool to Set Assignment Due Dates in Bulk.
To set due dates and dates of access for other items in a course, such as lessons, units, and folders, follow the instructions below.
- First, open the course in Brightspace and then navigate to the Lessons page.
- Next, tap a unit, folder, or lesson to open it.
- With the item selected, click the ellipses in the upper right corner and then choose Edit.
- For units and folders, tap Add Due Date to open the due date field and enter a date. You can also set dates of availability on this page by clicking the triangle next to "Availability Dates" and entering the dates. When finished, tap the Save button to apply your changes.
- For lessons, enter a date in the Due Date field and set "Availability Dates" by clicking on that section. When finished, tap the Save button to apply your changes.
On the Lessons page, teachers will be able to view any due dates that have been set as well as the dates of availability, if applicable.
- When students view the course, they will also see the due dates and dates of availability on their Lessons page.
- In addition, for students and teachers, the due dates will populate in the Calendar widget on the Class Homepage.
Related Article: Brightspace Dates FAQs