Blackboard (Faculty) - Time and Date Restrictions

This document shows how to set basic date and time restrictions on Blackboard content, such as folders and Items.

You can set Blackboard content and assessments to only be visible to students at specific times and dates. These settings are typically found in the Edit menu.* The example below describes how to find availability settings on a Content Folder, but the same steps could be applied to various pieces of content and assignments in Blackboard, including files, tests, and discussions. 

  1. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the item name. 
  2. Choose Edit from the drop-down menu.*

    drop-down button
  3. Scroll to the date settings. Check the boxes to the left of Display After and Display Until.
    date time display
  4. Click the calendar icon in the Display After row to select the date when content should show to students. Click the clock icon to select the time.
  5. Click the calendar icon in the Display Until row to set the date when content should no longer show to students. Click the clock icon to select the time.
  6. Click Submit to save your changes
*For Tests, you can get to the date restrictions by choosing Edit Test Options from the drop-down menu.
Note: For extended test time, see Test Availability Exception/Extended Time.

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OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2015-09-01 11:47:07Updated2024-03-04 15:42:38
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