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How do I Set Availability Dates

If you would like to prevent the students from seeing content prior to the week or day of class, you can set availability dates for each item within Canvas.

Assignments or Quizzes

1. From the assignment or quiz description page, click "Edit" in the top right corner.

2. On the edit page, scroll down until you reach the "Assign" section of the settings. Set the "Available from...until..." dates. These dates are when you want the students to be able to see the assignment.

3. Click "Save".

Set the "Available from...until..." dates, and click "Save".

Locking Modules

1. From the "Modules" page, click on the three dots icon of the module you want to lock.

2. Click "Edit".

Click the three dots icon and click "Edit".

3. Check "Lock Until".

4. Select the date to unlock the module and make it available to students.

5. Click "Update Module".

Check "Lock Until", set a date, and click "Update Module".

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