The Date Management tool allows faculty to have the system automatically "shift" content and tool dates in a course after performing a course copy. After the faculty member specifies a start date for the new course, Blackboard will automatically adjust due dates, availability dates, and adaptive release dates, to the new semester and follow the same pattern as used in the previous course. This greatly streamlines the process of moving courses from semester to semester or year to year.
Blackboard will send faculty an email when the process is finished. After the shift, faculty can see all of the dates in one place to validate and tweak dates. Changes can be made to individual items or several dates can be changed at the same time.