Review and update the dates in the course shell.
Remember, to look throughout the course for any posted due dates. Frequently, faculty post due dates throughout the course. While this is viewed as helpful to the students, it can create problems when you have not updated all the due dates—that is, you missed some of the old due dates from the previous term.
It's a good idea to limit the areas where the due dates are posted. This makes it easier to update for subsequent terms. The two places we recommend the due dates be placed are:
- The course schedule (usually part of the syllabus or a separate document placed on the "Course Info" area of the course.
- The "Assignments (quick view)" area of the course.
If you want to include due dates in other areas of the course, you can add a course link that directs the student back to one of these areas within the course.
- Change due dates for assignments to agree with the syllabus - if dates are posted in more than one place, make sure all the dates agree.
- Indicate the dates each discussion board will be open, both the start date and the end date.