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Extending assignment release dates, due dates, and time limits

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Types of assignment extensions

Extension type

What it does

Release date extension

Giving a release date extension to a student allows them to access and start an assignment on a different day or at a different time than the rest of the students in your course. You can move an assignment's release date forward or backward for a specific student, as long as the new release date still occurs before the due date and late due date for that student.

Due date extension

Giving a due date extension to a student allows them to submit their work on a different day or at a different time than the rest of the students in your course. You can move an assignment's due date forward or backward for a specific student, as long as the new due date still falls between the release date and late due date for that student.

Late due date extension

Giving a late due date extension to a student allows them to submit work after the due date but on a different day or at a different time than the rest of the students in your course. Note that you can give a student a late due date extension on an assignment even if the assignment did not have a late due date to begin with. You can also move an assignment's late due date forward or backward for a specific student as long as the new late due date falls after the release date and due date for that student.

Time limit extension

Giving a time limit extension to a student allows them to have more time to complete a particular timed assignment or all timed assignments in the course (note that this guide only discusses how to give time limit extensions on a single assignment). You can give a time limit extension by adding a desired number of minutes or multiplying the available time by a set amount. Note that assignment-level time limit extensions override any course-level extensions for the same student. 

Time limit extensions with date extensions: If you only give a student a time limit extension (no date extensions), then the due date and late due date will be pushed out by the amount of extra time you give the student. If you give a student a due date and/or late due date extension and then you give them a time limit extension, the student will have the extra time to complete the timed assignment once they open it, but the due date and/or late due date will stay the same.
 

Extending dates and times on an assignment

  1. On an assignment, you'll be able to give individual students an extension on the release date, due date, late due date, and time limit (if you set one). To give any of these types of extensions, first, open the assignment and select Extensions in the left panel.
  2. On the assignment's Extensions page, select Add an extension at the bottom right. A dialog box will appear.
  3. In the dialog box, select the student’s name from the dropdown. Then, under Extension Type, select the kind of extension you'd like to give.
    1. To give a release date, due date, or late due date extension, next click the blank line to reveal the calendar. Then choose a new date. Note that you will have to manually move each date. The dates will not auto-adjust if you move one of the other dates.
    2. To give a time limit extension, next add your desired number of minutes or multiply the available time by a set amount. Giving a student a time limit extension and a date extension can be tricky, see the time limit extensions note in the table above if you plan to do that. You can also see what this looks like in the video above.
  4. When you’re finished, click Add Extension.

Are there more examples of how time limit extensions work? Yes, for scenarios about time limit extensions at the course- and assignment-level, check out the Remote Assessment FAQ How do time limit extensions affect due dates, late due dates, and time limits?

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