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Switching Your Course Start and End Dates (Course Management block)
Last modified on 04 July 2023 02:03 PM

This feature in eClass allows instructors to view their course visibility at a glance and to view or change the access dates for students in their courses using the Course Management block. This article outlines how to use the block.

Course visibility is normally determined automatically by the course access dates specified when requesting an eClass for credit sections (see the article Student Access to Your Course for more details on that step of the course request process). Your students will gain or lose access to your course at 12:01 am on those dates. Once those dates are set, they can subsequently be viewed or adjusted inside your live eClass course using the Course Management block. It is also possible to manually change course visibility at any time.

This block can only be added to a course by course instructors, designers, or TAs. The block is visible to all administrative roles but cannot be seen by students, auditors, or guests.

The Course Management block can be moved to the top of the 'Block Drawer' to make the course visibility status more noticeable.

The Block Drawer can be closed or opened by clicking on the arrow as shown below

Once the Block drawer is open, you can toggle the Edit mode ON to drag the blocks to where you want them to be.

Changing your Course Access Dates

  1. In the COURSE MANAGEMENT block, click the Edit button

  2. You can change dates either using the day, month, and year dropdowns...

  3. Or using the calendar icons

  4. If your selected start date or end date will change the current course visibility (eg. course currently open and a new start date in the future is selected,) when you click Save changes you will see an alert that your changes were saved.


If the Course Management block is not present in your course, either because it has been inadvertently removed or you are in a non-credit course, it can be easily (re)added:

Adding the Course Management block

  1. Once inside your course, toggle Edit Mode on at the top right of the course page
  2. Click Add a block at the very top of the Block Drawer on the right

  3. Select Course Management.

The page should refresh and there will now be a block titled COURSE MANAGEMENT at the very bottom on the right-hand side block drawer. This will show whatever dates you specified during your initial course request (or will be empty if you requested a non-credit course). You may drag the block to move it up to place it where ever you choose it to be.



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