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Add time option to bulk assignment due date changer

Add time option to bulk assignment due date changer

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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!

31 Comments
chriscas
Community Champion

This one is a no-brainer for me.  I don't understand how the ability to change dates *AND* times in bulk is not in the initial release.  It can't be that hard to add support for times in those boxes and date-pickers.

-Chris

mfm0003
Community Participant

Couldn't agree more. Our instructors love this new feature but changing the time is a needed improvement.

MathTeachLiz
Community Member

I LOVE the new bulk assignment date editor but am shocked that it doesn't give you the option to change the times.  Please please please add the option to do a bulk change to assignment times.  Thank you!

laureneissler
Community Member

Yes, please! Since I can't adjust the time in the bulk assignment date editor, I've sometimes run into issues where I'm adding a opening/closing date for an assignment but I can't because it doesn't jive with the times I already had set in other places of the course (e.g., closing date was already set with a time of 11pm. Tried to add a due date which auto-populated a time of midnight, but the editor wouldn't save because it couldn't be due after the assignment closed). 

AA1234
Community Participant

We have received several faculty complaints about the missing Time option for bulk editing.

grichards
Community Member

Yes!  Much needed!

pimmel2
Community Participant

Holy Moses!  Yes, this should be in the next update.  Sure the editing all of the dates in one place is nice, but it's usefulness is negated a bit by having to go to every assignment to fix the time.

aroyal9
Community Participant

I would definitely like to see a time option added to the bulk assignment date feature; it's the next logical step.

Aevans57
Community Member

We can currently batch update the date when multiple assignments are due, but we cannot batch update the time of day at which they are due.  For example, I have 20 assignments that are currently due at 5 PM.   I want to change the time that they are due to 7 AM.  There is no batch function for this.  I have to manually change each one of these assignments, which is irritating and time consuming.  If a batch feature exists to update the due date, this feature should also include the option to modify the time of day this batch of assignments is also due.  

jasonappel
Community Member

Yes please! My classes meet at different times on different days. Every time I shift the assignments in a module (if I want to give an extra day to complete, for example) I have to go through them one at a time which is cumbersome and time consuming. 

natsmy
Community Participant

Very much agree -- the bulk date change is great, but I still have to go in manually to every assignment and change the time, so the bulk change feature advantage is pretty much nil for me.

aroyal9
Community Participant

Yes, @laureneissler, I have had the same thing happen to me.  I really like the bulk date editor, but it would be even better with the ability to edit times right then and there so I don't forget to do it later.

Gwinn

hollysumner
Community Member

Echoing previous comments asking for a way to bulk update the time assignments are due (in addition to the date). Being able to change the due dates in bulk doesn't save our instructors very much time if they need to manually change the time each assignment is due.

benjamin_mendel
Community Member

The tool doesn't help if we have to go into every individual assignment to set the time. The previous LMS we used, ANGEL, allowed for bulk update of both date and time.  Please provide this functionality on CANVAS.

bernardo
Community Participant

Yes please! I accidentally set a bunch of assignments to be due at AM rather than PM - this shouldn't be so tedious to fix.

elisabeth_green
Community Participant

We have several faculty clamoring for time to be added- there is a significant use case for larger class impact.

admin_brake
Community Participant

Yes! This feature would be useful if it includes TIME in addition to date.

Blemker
Community Member

With virtual classes returning to in-person courses, I've had to change due date times multiple times. Although a good start, this due date changer has caused issues with due date time and closing time in multiple assignments (although in the changer, it all looks the same). The addition of time would save a ton of time for next semester as I redo assignments to be due at the start of class.

zqian1
Community Member

When user clicks on "Assignments", click on the "three dots"/Assignment Settings button, and choose "Edit Assignment Dates", one can bulk update "Due At", "Available From" and "Available Util" dates for multiple assignments.

However, those input fields are indeed for dates, not times. The default time is 11:59pm.

We would want to add time pickers for those date fields.

kg2761
Community Member

I absolutely agree with this suggestion. I was also somewhat shocked that the ability to edit times was not included in this very useful update. I hope the Canvas team is working on this and will include it in the next update. 

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