As per Liz note:
On 4.November, 5 Program assignments were sent, all due on 3.Jan.20. Shortly after the assignment went out, we were told that the Programs should have been assigned in a staggered time frame between November and March. So I made the changes to the assignment like this:
It is very strange that you received the notification on January 3rd for the course that was assigned then removed. I'm not quite sure why and plan to further troubleshoot it. Regardless, please disregard the email you received and refer to the time frame shown above for your due dates. If you have any questions or have received any other strange emails pertaining to these programs and assignments, please let us know.