Course custom start and end dates: make it clearer

Idea created by kyle gailling on Jan 3, 2019
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    • Rob Ditto
    • kyle gailling

    A frequent issue that comes up at our institution is when an instructor manually enters in the course Start and End dates (in attempt to override the Term start/end dates of the course).

     

    The checkbox "Users can only participate in the course between these dates" is commonly missed - which is required for their custom start/end dates changes to take hold.  

     

    Is there a way to make this process clearer?  Perhaps a warning if they do not click the checkbox?  Re-wording (for example "Check this box to override term availability settings"?  Grouping of the three fields to make it clearer all must be filled?