Due Date Extensions and Available From Offsets

Document created by Vishal Sharma on Jan 12, 2017Last modified by Vishal Sharma on Jan 12, 2017
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If you need to give one or more students more time to finish an assignment, you can grant them a due-date extension. Similarly, you can open an assignment early for some students by setting an available-from offset.

To give the whole class more time, just change the main due date.

Set a Due-Date Extension or Available-From Offset

  1. Click Activities and Due Dates at the top-left of your course.
  2. The last two columns indicate whether any offsets or extensions are currently present using a 0 or a person icon . Click the 0 or the person icon to go to the offsets/extensions page.
  3. Make sure the assignment has an available from date and/or due date set.
  4. Click Add individual offsets or extensions to add a new offset or extension.
  5. Select one or more students from the list on the left.
  6. Choose the new available from date and/or due date from the menus at the top of the block.
  7. Click Save.

The new available from date or due date will now apply to the student(s) you chose.

Edit an Existing Offset or Extension

  1. Click available from date or due date you wish to edit.
  2. Use the menus to set a new date and time.
  3. Click the blue save icon .

Update Several Offsets or Extensions at Once

  1. Click the checkbox next to the students you wish to update.
  2. In the new row that appears ("Update Selected Users"), set the new available from date and/or due date.
  3. Click the blue save icon .

Delete an Offset or Extension

  1. Click the X next to the offset or extension.
  2. In the popup box, click OK.

Group Offsets and Extensions

If you use groups in your course, it is possible to grant offsets and/or extensions to a whole group of students. Please see the help article Group Offsets and Extensions.


This optional video summarizes the steps listed above.