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Setting Canvas Due Dates Helps Students

Many students rely on the Canvas TO DO LIST to know what to complete and when. An assignment must have a due date for it to appear on a student's To Do list. By setting Canvas due dates, you can help students manage their assignments.

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Resources

To learn more about how to set assignment Due Dates view this guide:
How do I add or edit details in an assignment? (scroll down to “Edit Due and Availability Dates”)

 

Pro Tip:

You can also set due dates for Pages in Canvas. To learn more, use this guide:
How do I add a page to the student To-Do list as an instructor?

Please Note: Pages with due dates will only appear on the course To Do list and not the main Canvas Dashboard To Do list. Some students may be more likely to view the Dashboard To Do list that has assignments for all their classes instead of the course-specific To Do list

 

Other Helpful Guides:

Did you know you can change multiple dates all at one time (including due dates)? To learn more, view this guide: How do I bulk update due dates and availability dates as an instructor?

There are several different dates you can set for assignments in Canvas. Find out more: What is the difference between assignment due dates and availability dates?

What does the To Do list look like for students? See this student guide to find out: How do I use the To Do list and sidebar in the Dashboard as a student?

 


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