Let's start by where to locate these settings in the course.

1. Starting in the course platform, select "Modules" on the left-hand side menu, and click on to the assignment you'd like to edit.
2. Press the "Edit" button on the upper right-hand corner and scroll to the bottom to the "Assign" box to view the "Due", "Available from", and "Until" fields.

Due Dates

  • The date after which a graded item will be marked as late in the gradebook.
  • Students can continue to submit items after the due date unless an availability date is set.
  • Click here to learn how to know a student has submitted an assignment past the deadline.
  • Can be set to be different for individual students and for sections of the same course.
  • If a course has custom grading periods, this date determines which grading period the graded item falls in the gradebook.

Availability Dates

  • The dates that a graded item can be accessed by an individual or section of students.
  • Students will not be able to view the course item outside of these dates.
  • Allows teachers to lock graded items so that students cannot submit items after a specific date and time.
  • Allows teachers to lock graded items so that students cannot view items until specific date and time.
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