Did you know that if you enter due dates for assignments one semester and then copy that course to the next semester that any due dates can be automatically adjusted for the new semester? This is a VERY useful and powerful tool! If you haven’t been using due dates because you didn’t want to have to constantly update them each semester by hand, it is time to start. By providing due dates for assignments, students will receive reminders on the “To Do List” along the far right sidebar in Canvas. It is just one more avenue to be sure students know what they need to do and when.
One caution, however…If you have more than one section of a course, be sure when you assign the due dates to each section, that you make all assignments have either “Everyone” or “Everyone Else” in one of the assignment’s Assign To fields, so the due dates will copy/adjust properly.
Want to learn how to assign due dates for assignments? Check out this help guide from Canvas: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2642