Each month we share some of our timely frequently asked questions around educational technology.
Q: How do I amend an assignment due date for a student or group of students?
The assignment extension tool formalises the assignment extension process. Students use the tool to make a request, upload evidence and propose a new due date. Topic coordinators can then review the requests and either approve, reject or amend them. Any granted extensions then automatically update the due date in the assignment.
To change the original due date for a student or group of students (e.g. different due dates for different tutorial groups, or individual due dates for each student), you can add a group or user override.
To grant a new due date for a resubmission, you can grant an extension inside the assignment itself.
Q: How do I amend a due date for other assessment activities?
In a quiz, you can use user or group override to change a due date, or to even change the time limit or the number of attempts allowed.
For other activities, you can use the assignment extension tool to manually add other assessments. This will allow you to process extensions in a consistent way but will unfortunately not update the due date in the activity (you will need to manually keep track of this).
Written by Michael Cox
eLearning and Media Support Officer – CILT