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    How to Set Assignment Due Dates

    January 31st, 2023

    Set assignments with only the Due Date

    This procedure assumes that an assignment is already developed and only explains how to set due dates for that assignment.

    Step 1

    Click the Search Icon and type in the assignment name (even partial name.) Then click the assignment you want to change the due date of, and it will take you to the week it is in.

    Step 2

    Click the Pencil Icon to edit the assignment.

    Step 3

    Scroll down to the due date under the description.

    a) Due Date: This is when the assignment is due. Verify you have Enabled the due date, and choose the date and time. (the due date time will reflect your profile's time zone. Please refer to the following article for details about how to change the time zone: Updating your Moodle profile and time zone

    Submissions will still be allowed after this date, but any assignments submitted after the date are marked as late. To prevent submissions after a specific date - set the assignment cut-off date.


    Click on Save and return to the course if you finish the assignment settings.

    Step 4

    Check your work by clicking the Course Dashboard.

    Step 5

    Scroll down to Activities and Resources and click Assignments. Now you can see a list of the assignments and the due dates.

    Set both the Due Date and the Cut off date

    Step 1

    Click the Search Icon and type in the assignment name. Then click the assignment you want to change the due date of, and it will take you to the week it is in.

    Step 2

    Click the Pencil Icon to edit the assignment.

    Step 3

    Set the Due Date

        a) Due Date: This is when the assignment is due. Submissions will still be allowed after this date, but any assignments submitted after this date are marked as late. To prevent submissions after a specific date - set the assignment cut-off date.

    Step 4

    Click the Availability settings on the right side of the Assignment Description, and you will see additional settings. 


    Step 5

    Set the Cut-off Date

        a) Cut-off date: If set, the assignment will not accept submissions after this date without an extension from the instructor. 

        b) Allow submissionfrom: If enabled, students will not be able to submit before this date. If disabled, students will be able to start submitting right away.



    Step 6

    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Save and return to the course.

    Step 7

    Check your work by clicking the Course Dashboard.

    Step 8

    Scroll down to Activities and Resources and click Assignments. Now you can see a list of the assignments and the due dates. (the due date time will reflect your profile's time zone. Please refer to the following article for details about how to change the time zone: Updating your Moodle profile and time zone

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