Since I am in the process of 'flipping' my classroom, it would be really helpful to be able to prepare assignments, assessments, and wiki projects and then 'schedule' them to pop up when I would like. Is this going to be a feature in future? From what I can tell, right now, if I create anything (other than a draft assessment) it is going to show up on my wall immediately.
Great point @wfoley. Scheduling an assignment can be an awesome feature for a wide range of reasons. Having a Assigned dates option just above the Due dates option with the exact same date and time features should do the trick. This could even come in handy when teachers plan long term major assessments that are tied to external deadlines etc.
We are currently struggling with having to deal with many assignments clashing on the same day/week adding much stress to students. Having such a feature can signal some red flags early on so that teachers can modify their plans accordingly. A strong feature from all angles.
Also: I have been playing around with seeing if Moodle can behave as an LTI provider (it can). So when setting up a new LTI Activity using Moodle as the service provider, I get these additional options which let me assign start and end dates to specific sections/all sections. Something like this for regular assignments would be awesome.