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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Add availability and due dates

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Add availability and due dates in Content

Start and end dates specify when learners can access a topic or module. If you set a start, end, or due date for a topic or module, it appears on the Upcoming Events page and the Agenda view in the Calendar tool. Setting an end date later than the due date for a topic enables learners to access and complete the topic from the Overdue tab on the Course Schedule page. Topics with a due date and no end date also appear in the Overdue tab on the Course Schedule page.

  1. From the navigation bar, select Content item.



  1. On the Table of Contents page, select Bulk Edit.

Bulk Edit


  1. For any topic or module that you want to add availability or due dates to, select Add dates and restrictions.

Add dates

  1. Do any of the following:
    • To add a start date, select Add start date. Enter your start date details.
    • To add a due date, select Add due date. Enter your due date details.
    • To add an end date, select Add end date. Enter your end date details.
  2. Select Update.
  3. Select Done Editing.

Done editing

 Note: Adding a due date to a content item that is associated to an assignment overrides an existing end date that is further in the future. The due date also overrides the end date in the Calendar tool.


  • Here is the BrightSpace link for adding availability and due dates in Content.