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Shortcut codes for quick dates

Shortcut codes for quick dates

I think it would be great to have a system of managing dates to make copying courses semester to semester.   But in the meantime, some shortcut codes for commonly used dates would make the process faster.

For example, I use the same syllabus every semester for a particular course.  However when I copy the course I have to edit the syllabus to change any references to dates.   There are also due instructions for weekly due days, etc.   It would be great if we had a place in settings for some useful dates like [Semester]: "Fall, 2017"  Or [lastDateToWithdraw]:  "October 10, 2017" or  [weeklyDueDay]:  "Monday".

I would only have to update those dates in the settings and they could automagically populate anywhere in the course I use the [code].