How do I change a course's start and end dates?

These instructions assume you have already logged in to D2L and entered the course in which you wish to work.

To change the start and end dates of a D2L course:

  1. Click on Resource in the navigation bar.
  2. In the menu that opens, click Course Admin.
  3. Click the Course Offering Information link.
  4. Adjust the Start Date and End Date as necessary.
  5. Click the Save button.

Do not uncheck Course has start date or Course has end date.



By default, each D2L course automatically:

  • opens to students at 12 a.m. on the official start date for the course as recorded in Banner
  • closes to students at 11:59 p.m. ten (10) days after the course's official Banner end date

The extra ten days at the end of the term allows students time to access to their final grades.

Should it be necessary to provide students with early access to a course, provide students with access beyond the scheduled end of a course, or otherwise override a course's normal start and end dates, D2L offers an option to do so.

See also:

Help Desk

Help Desk Contact Info


Location: Boyer Building


Classroom Hotline: 717-871-7280

After Hours D2L Help: 877-325-7778

Call Center/Technical Assistance Center

  • Fall/Spring Semesters:
    • M-TH 8AM - 7PM EST, F 8AM - 5PM EST
  • Winter/Summer Sessions:
    • M-F 8AM - 4PM EST

By Appointment - book an appointment

Technical Operations (Audio/Video/Lighting/Electronic Support for University Campus functions): 717-871-7689

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