Sapling Learning > Setting Due Date and Available From Date for Mobile Assignments

Document created by Digital Support on Mar 7, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Nov 16, 2017
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You can change the Available From Date and Due Date of a mobile assignment in three ways.

From the Mobile Assignment Editor

Click on a mobile assignment link on your main course page to view the Mobile Assignment Editor. Click Update in the upper right corner.


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From the main course page

Click on the three dots icon (...) to the right of a mobile assignment and then click Edit.

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Edit due dates

Uncheck Disable next to Available From and/or Due Date, then set the dates.


Click one of the three Save buttons at the bottom to save your changes. Click Cancel to undo your changes.


Using the "Activities and Due Dates" page

Go to "Activities and Due Dates" page

From the main course page, click Activities and Due Dates at the top left.

Set due date

For the desired activity, click the checkbox in the Due Date column. Set a date, hour, and minute for the assignment to be due. You can type in a date, or choose a date by clicking the calendar. Note that a 24-hour clock is used in the editor, but a 12-hour clock is displayed to students (e.g. 0:00 in editor would be 12:00 AM on the course page).

Your changes will automatically be saved.

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Bulk edit due dates

You may also select multiple activities using the checkboxes at the far left, then click Edit selected activities. This will allow you to set the same due date for several activities at once.


"Available from" dates

An available from date is the (optional) date and time when your students can begin answering the questions in the activity. The Available From checkbox is found to the left of the Due Date checkbox on the Activities and Due Dates page and functions in the same manner. You can also edit the Available From date in the Mobile Assignment editor. If you leave the available from date blank, students can begin working on the assignment as soon as you change the visibility from hide to show.

When you click on an assignment link before the available from date, you will still see the questions in the assignment. When students click on an assignment that is not yet available, they see a message like the one below. You can reassure them that they will be able to begin answering questions in the activity when the available from date arrives.

"This activity is not yet available."
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Important: If you set an available from date, you must also show the activity. A hidden activity will remain hidden from students even after the available from date has passed. Therefore, we recommend that you either:

  1. Set all your available from dates and show all the activities, or
  2. Leave the available from dates blank, and just show each activity when you're ready for students to begin working on it