Most items in Blackboard can be date-restricted. Date restriction makes an item unavailable exept during a specified range of dates and times. In order to date-restrict an item, first locate it in your course site and open the item for editing. Then do the following.

  1. Make certain that the item is marked Available. For a normal Blackboard item, answer Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.

    Note:
    Date restrictions will not apply unless the item is marked Available. If the item is not marked available, date restriction settings will be ignored.

    Note: ET@MO recommends that you do not set items such as Assignment and Test links to expire after normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm). If your students experience a technical problem with an item outside of normal business hours, Blackboard support personnel will not be available to assist them.
  2. Scroll down the page until you see Select Date and Time Restrictions as pictured in Fig. 1.


    Fig. 1, Date and Time Restrictions on a Blackboard item

  3. (Optional) To make an item available after a certain date and time:
    1. Click the check box (see Fig. 1, marked with red arrows) next to Display After.
    2. Click the corresponding Calendar icon (see Fig. 1, pictured in light blue), and select from the pop-up calendar the date after which your item should display.
    3. Click the corresponding Clock icon (see Fig. 1, pictured in light yellow), and select from the drop-down list the time of day after which your item should display.
  4. (Optional) To make an item available until a certain date and time:
    1. Click the check box (see Fig. 1, marked with red arrows) next to Display Until.
    2. Click the corresponding Calendar icon (See Fig. 1, pictured in light blue), and select from the pop-up calendar the date after which your item should no longer be available.
    3. Click the corresponding Clock icon (see Fig. 1, pictured in light yellow), and select from the drop-down list the time of day after which your item should no longer be available.
  5. Make any other desired changes to your item, and click Submit.