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Let us schedule a Publish Date / Time for Content Pages

Let us schedule a Publish Date / Time for Content Pages

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Please allow us the ability to set a specific date and/or time for content pages to be published ahead of time.

 

It would be nice to be able to schedule those times in advance. There are times I don't want to publish something for students to see until after class and that requires remembering to go back and publish. Forgetting to do so only then creates chaos.  It'd be nice to just set those times once the page is designed and avoid those circumstances.

109 Comments
dgray
Community Participant

I completely agree that Pages ought to have date restrictions on publishing; heck, everything ought to have those publish options.

Until they do, there are some components that do have date restrictions already. I put together a PDF talking over those options: PDF - Restricting Canvas Content by Date

jordan
Community Champion

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Your feature idea will be open for vote from Wed. December 7, 2016 - Wed. March 1, 2017. Smiley Wink

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. December 7, 2016 - Wed. March 1, 2017.

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kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hey  @dgray Thanks for sharing that PDF! Great job!

KLM

swhite4
Community Member

I agree.  I would love this!

epokryfki
Community Participant

I use external content in most of my courses, therefore I would be very happy if I could have the due dates for what needs to be covered a given day and not only what should be graded. 

Thanks!

james_sanzin
Community Champion

Great Idea!

helfco
Community Participant

I like this idea and gave you an up-vote! Also, would like a feature that allows for the scheduling/publishing of Front Pages. I submitted an idea for this feature if anyone is interested - https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/9576-scheduled-release-of-front-page 

mdurler
Community Participant

Ran across this issue just this morning. Had time to update a page this morning but did not want it displayed until after my class today.  Could not do it.

jgraves
Community Participant

This seems like pretty basic functionality. Even the most rudimentary learning management systems I have used allow this.

chriscas
Community Champion

I'd support this *if* the end result is that content pages would have "available from" and "available until" dates for this functionality (not exactly scheduling an auto-publish).  This would then be in alignment with how other areas of Canvas operate (discussions, quizzes, assignments, etc).

jgraves
Community Participant

Nice point of clarification, chriscas. I can't imagine any disagreement on this, but you are right in noting that the proposal we are voting on does not clearly state the need for an "available until" date. I am not sure how the idea process works (whether an idea can be clarified while voting is in progress), but perhaps  @aungaro , the author of the idea, can amend the language to clarify the request, assuming it is indeed consistent with her basic proposal.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @jgraves ‌, it wouldn't be a good idea for  @aungaro ‌ to edit the idea submission at this stage, considering that people have been voting on its original iteration for quite some time now. That said, once an idea moves to Product Radar status, our product team reviews the entire comment thread—not just the original submission—and will take all the feedback into consideration to design an optimal feature.

jgraves
Community Participant

Fair enough, stefaniesanders. I think this is more "clarification" than "change," but I certainly understand your point. I also agree that one person's clarification might be another's change, so your policy is undoubtedly a sound one. I just hope the product team picks up the idea.

don_bryn
Community Champion

This is such a good idea that it really should have been part of the initial spec!   Everything that has publishing should have the capability of being scheduled (available from/to).

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

Thanks to  @don_bryn ‌ for noting the similarity of this idea to https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/3288-add-lock-until-date-to-content-pages (and we do have them paired!).

don_bryn
Community Champion

Hi stefaniesanders is it possible for you as a community manager to actually merge 2 ideas instead of just think them?  I think this would be a big help to the community and it's ability to use discussions to develope a complete idea with all of it's possible uses/problems/implementations?

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @don_bryn ‌, unfortunately, the software platform we use doesn't give us the ability to merge distinct ideas while simultaneously preserving the integrity of vote totals, voting data, and comment threads. In cases where duplicate or near-duplicate ideas go forward simultaneously for a while without being discovered (either by us or by a sharp-eyed community member), we need to leave them intact—but we keep a close eye on the combined total and all of the feedback and relay same to our product team.

sanders3
Community Member

I think you have the wrong stephanie sanders

Sent from my iPhone

don_bryn
Community Champion

You are right. . .fixed.

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