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Change Assignment due dates using the calendar

This can be faster than editing Assignments individually, and seeing all Assignments on a single calendar can be helpful for context and planning.

  1. Click on the Calendar button in the Canvas gray global navigation menu
  2. Click your course at the far right
  3. You can change an Assignment’s due date by dragging & dropping it, or enter a date manually.The calendar view in Canvas.  The calendar icon in the toolbar on the left is highlighted with #1 next to it. On the right side of the screen, in the list called Calendars, a course name is highlighted with a #2 next to it. The selectable item in the calendar titled "Final" is highlighted and labeled #3.
    1. To drag & drop: Select the Assignment title on the calendar. Drag and drop it to the calendar square that indicates the desired due date.
    2. To manually enter a date: Click the Assignment on the calendar. In the window that opens, click Edit. In the next window, choose a new date and click Submit.The pop-up window that appears after clicking on an item in Canvas calendar, with an "Edit" button in the bottom right corner.  Below is the subsequent pop-up window for editing the event.  It has three rows to input information labeled, "Title," "Due," and "Groups." The "Due" row has a calendar icon on the right side that is highlighted.  There is a "Submit" button in the lower right corner of this window.
  4. You have now changed the due date for this Assignment—not just on your calendar, but for the actual Assignment. You can check it by going to the Assignments tab and confirming that the due date has changed. Continue doing this with each Assignment that needs updating.

Undated Assignments

If you have any Undated assignments (Assignments Discussions, or Quizzes with no due dates established) you can quickly add dates by dragging and dropping them onto the calendar.

  1. Click on the Calendar button in the Canvas gray global navigation menu
  2. Click your course at the far right
  3. Unfurl the arrow next to Undated
  4. In the list that appears, drag any Assignment onto the calendar to the due date you wish to establish.The calendar view in Canvas.  The calendar icon in the toolbar on the left is highlighted with #1 next to it. On the right side of the screen, the section to select which course calendar is displaying is highlighted with #2 next to it. Below that is a list title, "Undated," that is highlighted with #3 next to it.  One of the items in this list is highlighted, with #4 next to it, and an arrow pointing from the list to the calendar.
  5. You have now changed the due date for this Assignment—not just on your calendar, but for the actual Assignment. You can check it by going to the Assignments tab and confirming that the due date has changed. Continue doing this with each Assignment that needs a due date.
Updated on March 3, 2021

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