Create Assignment - Processing End Date

A processing end date can be configured for a dynamic learning assignment during the Scheduling step of the assignment creation process.

To create a new learning assignment, go to Admin > Tools > Learning and click the Assignment Tool link. From the Manage Learning Assignments page, click the Create Assignment button. Progress through the creation process to the Scheduling step. Note: Processing End Date options are only available for dynamic assignments. The assignment type is selected on the Setup step of the process.

Configure Processing End Date

In the Processing End Date section, any administrator with permission to create dynamic assignments can select options for the dynamic assignment's end date. The following options are available:

  • No End Date - Select this option if the dynamic assignment should not end automatically. The assignment will continue processing until it is manually deactivated by an administrator.
  • Specific Date - Select this option to select a specific date on which the dynamic assignment will end. The date is selected from a calendar pop-up. On the specified date, the assignment will no longer process and no users will be added to the assignment criteria or assigned training in the future. Note: The processing end date cannot be modified after the assignment has been submitted.

If needed, an administrator can manually reactivate the dynamic assignment from the Assignment Summary page. If the assignment is reactivated, the end date is cleared and the dynamic assignment will continue processing until manually deactivated again. See Assignment Summary Page.

When will the last processing occur?

If a processing end date has been set for a dynamic assignment, the date and time of the final processing are impacted by the processing start date configured for the assignment:

  • If a specific date and time were chosen for the Processing Start Date field - The last processing will be the day prior to the defined end date, near the designated time. For example, Arun submits a new dynamic assignment with Processing Frequency configured as Daily, a Processing Start Date of 4/21/2020 at 2:00PM, and a Processing End Date of 4/30/2020. The assignment will process every day close to 2:00PM. The last processing will be close to 2:00PM on 4/29/2020.
  • If the As soon as Assignment Is Submitted option was chosen for the Processing Start Date field - The last processing will be the day prior to the defined end date, relative to the time of submission. For example, Carin submits a new dynamic assignment at 6:00AM with Processing Frequency configured as Daily, a Processing Start Date of As soon as Assignment Is Submitted, and a Processing End Date of 5/15/2020. The assignment will process every day around 6:00AM. The last processing will be around 6:00AM on 5/14/2020.