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Availability Dates Hide Assignment Description?

Question asked by Cynthia Padavano on Oct 8, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2019 by Cynthia Padavano

My institution users noticed that when a availability dates are set in the future to open and close for students, it doesn't just take away the "Submit" button, but also took away the assignment description the instructor provided. 


I recall this not being the case before, does anyone else recall this being the usual or should the assignmet descriptions be visible? The guide by Canvas states the following "If you want to create a date range for students to view and submit an assignment, you can set availability dates. Availability dates can also be called lock dates." (Source: What is the difference between assignment due dates and availability dates?) but then what is the benefit of hiding a description if students cannot see it ahead of time to prepare for it?


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