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Add time option to bulk assignment due date changer

Add time option to bulk assignment due date changer

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

The bulk due date changer released 4/18/20 is wonderful, but doesn't include the option to set a due time. Let's vote up the idea to add time to the bulk due date changer!

Community Contributor

bumping this so that others see it

Community Participant

Joining the chorus - we need this. 

It is hard to explain to instructors why being able to change the time hasn't been added by now. From the end user's vantagepoint, adding this functionality would seem to be an easy change. I realize some changes have more complexity beyond the surface; maybe that applies in this case? 

Perhaps the Canvas product team that oversees this could offer a brief comment on what the plans are? 

Community Member

Yes, please ASAP add the time editor.  Why wasn't this added to begin with?  Very frustrating because you still have to go and click within the modules.  

Community Participant

I agree this is a crucial feature. In fact, I find it hard to speculate why the decision was made to leave out the time option from the beginning.

I can't think of any other place in Canvas that you enter a date (as opposed to datetime) for a setting.

Community Member

I just encountered this oversight for the first time, as well. It seems to be a logical feature to have included in the Edit Assignment Dates tool since courses do often switch to different time slots from term to term, and instructors will often associate the start or end time of a class with the due date and time of the assignment.

New Member

Suggestion for adding an ability to adjust the times assignments are due in bulk. I love that there's the ability to adjust the due dates easily and would thoroughly appreciate the ability to do so for timing as well.

As a university professor, I often teach the same course at different times and this feature would save so much time. 


Thank you.

New Member

There is a bulk change for the date of assignments, but there is not a bulk change for the 'times'.  Changing the date still means I need to go into each assignment separately and change the time.  So what is the use of changing the date?  A partial fix is no fix at all. 

Community Member

Yes please! As others have mentioned, individually changing each assignment's due date time is so tedious, especially when you need to do it for every assignment across multiple courses.

We just want to be able to change in bulk a batch of due date times from something like 12pm to 1:30pm.  It seems like it could be so easy, but instead it takes hours when you have to do it hundreds of times. 

New Member

Yes please add this feature!  changing dates is easy, just dragging in calendar.  it's the time that takes so much ... time clicking on each assignment 4 times before you can edit time of day the assignment is due.

Community Member

Supporting and upvoting this suggestion; how is this not included? 

New Member

No way to set time.  Still need to go into each individual assignment to adjust the time.

Community Participant

Yes,  it's weird to not have that option, since it means you still have to go in manually and edit each one, negating the "bulk" aspect of editing.

New Member

PLEASE: can the batch function be updated to allow updating default due times(11:59:59 pm) for individual assignments for an entire semester (10:30:00 am). PLEASE.

Community Member

Agree! Assignments need to be done before the actual class or the homework is pedagogically useless. Since the default time is 11:59 PM, we have to have an option to change it when bulk editing or bulk editing is useless for face-to-face classes. 

New Member

Being able to bulk change the due dates without updating the times is useless.  Each semester, my class times change, therefore, I need to change due dates AND due times.  Since I can't change due time, I still have to go into each assignment, one by one and change the time. 

Canvas, PLEASE create an upgrade that allows us to bulk change due dates AND due times!  

Thank you!

New Member

Completely agree with everyone here. The ability to bulk change times is absolutely required to make the bulk edit of due dates useful as a feature in Canvas.

New Member

How is this not an option yet? It is common sense. When copying a course from one semester to the next, I don't necessarily teach it at the same time of day... so this feature is useless right now. 

New Member

This feature would be very helpful for instructors like myself who teach hybrid and face-to-face classes! Canvas team, please add a time edit feature. We appreciate what you do and are looking forward to your updates in the future. 

New Member

This is over due!

New Member

Agreed!  Please add a time option to the bulk assignment due date changer.  This would be an immense help to our organization.  Thank you!