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Date Manager

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The Date Manager is a Blackboard Building Block that allows you to set dates for various course activities. The date manager only shows activities that have dates associated with them such as Start and End Dates, Adaptive Release Start and End Dates, and Due Dates.

I have notice two issues with the date manager, but they are easily overcome.

  • An activity does not show up in the Date Manager. The activity was never associated with a date. You will need to access the activity through the course content and rerun the date manager.
  • Too many activities show up in the Date Manager. If the course was taught previous semesters and some announcements or quizzes are expired, they will still show up in the date manager. You must remove dates from all activities you do not want to show up.

To access the Date Manager go to Control Panel> Course Tools> Date Manager. The first time you run the date manager you will be asked to select Adjustment Options, choose List All Dates for Review option and click Start.

Date Manager

Date Manager


Date Management Progress will update the system to the current status. Once it is 100% complete click Next. You will see a complete list of activities and dates. Click on the Pencil Icon to the right of the activity to edit the dates.

Date Listing

Date Listing


Once you have completed the edit, click the green box with a white arrow to submit the change.

Set Dates

Set Dates

After completing the date update, the system will send you an email listing all the activities, with both old and new dates.


Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

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