Blackboard Mailbag: Date & Time Restrictions


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Q:  How can I make an item available/unavailable on a specific date and time? calendar icon

A:  Item availability is now called Release conditions and can be found in the drop-down menu where the item visibility can be changed.

1. To set the availability of an item, click on the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen and choose “Release Conditions.”  

date and time restrictions

2. Once you’ve chosen your date and time restrictions you’ll also need to choose the release conditions (whether or not to show or hide the item for those conditions).

date and time options

3. After you make your changes, click the Save button.


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