How do I create blackout dates for my course?

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member
  • Updated:

Blackout dates are not included when creating due dates for continuous enrollment courses.

Continuous enrollment courses are self-paced courses for which completion is usually indicated by completion of certain activities rather than by the ending of a semester or other timeframe. When you set up a continuous enrollment course, Buzz automatically schedules suggested due dates for all gradable activities based on various factors; blackout dates are excluded from these calculations, and due dates don't fall on them.

Using the Editor

System admins can set up domain-wide blackout dates, and, if they choose to allow courses to override the domain dates, teachers can set up blackout dates for their own courses. When you add course-specific blackout dates, the current domain-wide blackout dates are added to your calendar, but you are unsynced from the domain blackout data calendar and won't receive updates. To resync, simply delete all of the blackout dates you added for you course.

To set up course blackout dates:

  1. Open the Editor tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Open Course settings from the toolbar.
  3. Under Blackout Dates in the General tab, click Add to create a date and provide the Name and date range.
  4. Save.
Using the Editor


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