Explanation:

Setting start, due or end dates on discussion topics, dropboxes, and quizzes can be a bit tricky because the behavior of these dates work differently within each tool. Plus setting up dates for discussion topics can be real confusing. Please carefully read the information below on each tool and watch the video tutorials to really understand how dates work in MyCourses.

 

Setting dates on Discussion Topics:

 

Video Tutorial:

Setting up Dates on Discussion Topics (3:15)

  • You do not want to restrict when the students can post:
    • Do not set any dates either via the Course Content area or the Submission Review Tab.
  • You want to restrict to a date range when students can post and do not want students to view their post or other students posts after the discussion topic closes:
    • Set start and end dates via the Course Content Area.
  • You want to restrict to a date range when students can post and do want students to  view their post or other students posts after the discussion closes:

 

Setting dates on Dropboxes:

 

Video Tutorial:

Setting up Dates on Dropboxes (3:32)

  • You do not want to restrict when the students can submit:
    • Do not set any dates either via the Course Content area or the Submission Review Tab.
  • You want to restrict when students when they can submit to a range of dates:
    • Set start and end dates via the Course Content Area or Submission Review Tab.
    • This setting allows the students to review their submission and feedback after the dropbox closes.
  • You do not want to restrict when the students can submit but would like them to know when the dropbox assignment is due so it can be flagged as late:
    • Set the Due Date only via the Course Content Area or Submission Review Tab.

 

Setting dates on Quizzes:

 

Video Tutorial:

Setting up Dates on Quizzes (2:20)

  • You do not want to restrict when the students can take the quiz. It is always available:
    • Do not set any dates either via the Course Content area or the Submission Review Tab.
  • You want to restrict when students when can take the quiz to a range of dates:
    • Set start and end dates via the Course Content Area or Submission Review Tab.
    • This setting allows the students to view their submissions after the quiz closes.