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Ability to copy an availability window for an assignment

Ability to copy an availability window for an assignment

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Idea: The ability to copy the availability window(s) for an assignment

 

Problem: In large classes, there are often multiple students that require different availability windows for assignments typically for accommodation purposes while this is a straightforward process for one assignment the time involved quickly adds up when there are many such courses and multiple students/ multiple assignments. The ability to copy the availability windows for an assignment would be a big time-saver for an instructor. Additionally having the ability to copy this would help ensure that the necessary accommodations were in place for all assignments.

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Stefanie
Community Team
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Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@young_2538 

Thanks for sharing this idea. As it moves forward for broader discussion, you might want to add your comments and rating to a related request: Bulk edit assignments with multiple dates.

may027
Community Participant

When duplicating an assignment, Canvas should retain the "assign to" settings of the original. It can be tedious to set these up again in the duplicated assignment, especially in a large enrollment class when you are creating an assignment for different class sections. The whole point of "duplicate" is to preserve the settings of the original assignment in order to save time and effort.

may027
Community Participant

I am not sure why my suggestion about retaining the "assign to" settings got merged with one about the availability dates. These are two different settings. The title of this "idea" is now misleading. Maybe it should be changed to "duplicate an assignment and retain all settings".

may027
Community Participant

Now I have discovered that any assignments using an external tool can't be duplicated at all. I am not sure why but the Duplicate function is currently of only limited use.

bontomasin
Community Member

Yes, PLEASE! Also, please add the ability to copy with an external tool. Students with accommodations need variations and it is so difficult to do that right now. 

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