Six tools have the ability to program actions based on start and/or end dates. At the beginning of a new term you can use the Manage Dates tool to change all the dates for these tools with a few simple steps. Dates can be changed individually, or all at once, by rolling them forward a specified number of days; D2L will make the calculation for you.
|1||Preparation:You will be changing your dates from those that came over when you rolled over your course in preparation for term start. Until you change them, the dates in your new delivery instance will be identical to those in the course you copied.
Your last term’s dates become your current term’s dates – until you change them.
Prior to starting you should have an idea of where the dates are used (either start dates or end dates, or both) for the following tools:
You should also be ready to make a decision as to how you will rollover the dates. You have two options:
1. Change each date individually
2. Change all the dates at once automatically
|2||Picking the Tools:
|3||Resetting Dates – Option 1 = Edit Dates:
|Resetting Dates – Option 2 = Offset Dates:
E.g. Your classes started on Tuesday April 2nd last term, but start on Thursday September 12th this term. D2L will calculate the number of days difference and move all your dates forward by … 163 days.
i. Pick the From date: the starting reference date for your calculation. In our example it is the start date of last term.
ii. Pick the To date: the corresponding date in the current term that will be used for your calculation. In our example it is the starting date of the new term.