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david_white
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Why doesn't Canvas flag when a due date is changed in Calendar contrary to the availability dates?

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I REALLY like the ability to adjust due dates by dragging and dropping in the Calendar tool. However, I have encountered a problem.  If you have an availability cut-off date set, and you drag something in Calendar to a point AFTER the availability cut-off date, it will change the due date but leave the original availability range untouched.

  •  Example:  I set the availability on my Widget Applications quiz to cut off on September 15, and make the due date the same.  (I don't like late work.) If I later change the due date to September 22 by dragging the quiz in Calendar, it does not change the availability date.  So then I have a quiz that the students literally cannot take, until I go in manually to adjust the availability rage.'

 Have I missed something?  Or is this something that could be explored, either as a flag when you drag an item or an expanded pop-up that offers the ability to change the availability range (and, for that matter, the Display Correct Answers range)?

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tdelillo
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It looks like this issue has been coming up for a long time. It recently re-emerged in this feature idea: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/8085-warning-when-moving-assignments-in-calendar-view , but it was initially addressed in this thread (https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1204-change-available-until-date-when-assignment-is-dragged-in...), which includes an official statement from Canvas on the likelihood (or not) of it being changed. I know this doesn't answer your question, but maybe if you vote up the "warning" idea, it will gain some traction.

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tdelillo
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It looks like this issue has been coming up for a long time. It recently re-emerged in this feature idea: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/8085-warning-when-moving-assignments-in-calendar-view , but it was initially addressed in this thread (https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1204-change-available-until-date-when-assignment-is-dragged-in...), which includes an official statement from Canvas on the likelihood (or not) of it being changed. I know this doesn't answer your question, but maybe if you vote up the "warning" idea, it will gain some traction.