How do I set a different assignment due date for each section of my course?

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Currently, each Gradescope assignment can only have one due date. However, there are a few options for handling different due dates when you have multiple sections of students.

  • Option 1: Create separate Gradescope courses for each of your sections of students. Create an assignment in one of the courses. Then, use the Duplicate Assignment button at the bottom of the Assignments page in each section’s course to copy that assignment into each of the other courses. You’ll then be able to set different due dates for each assignment, and students will only see the assignment for their section.
  • Option 2: Create one large Gradescope course that contains all sections of students. Then, create your assignment and use the Duplicate Assignment button at the bottom of the Assignments page to create a copy of the assignment for each section. Include the corresponding section number in the assignment title and instruct students to only submit to the assignment for their section. You’ll then be able to set different due dates for each assignment, but there’s a risk of students submitting to the incorrect assignment.
  • Option 3: Create one large Gradescope course containing all sections of students. Create one assignment. Set the assignment due date as the date the last section will be turning in work. Outside of Gradescope, tell each section the day and time they should submit work, regardless of the due date listed in Gradescope. Once the due date for the last section has passed, check submission times on the Manage Submissions page to be sure that students submitted on time for their section. Once you’re finished grading you can also use the Download Grades button on the Review Grades page to export a spreadsheet of students’ grades, section numbers, and submission times for that assignment. Sort or add a filter to the Section column to sort the students by section number and more easily check students’ submission times by section.

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