LaunchPad > Using the Grace Period Setting

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 20, 2018
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When creating an assignment, you can offer a grace period in which late assignments will be received but marked as late in your LaunchPad gradebook. You have the option of adding a grace period to an assignment when you select the date and time it is due.

Open assignment settings

Hover over the assignment you want to give a grace period and click More Options. Then, click Edit.

Click "Assignment" or "Assign Due Date"

In the Assignment tab (or Assign Due Date depending on the LaunchPad), below the due date settings, you'll find the checkbox for Allow late submissions until grace period expires. Check this box to set the grace period.



In the example above, the quiz is set to be due at 4:00 PM with a 15-minute grace period.

This means that if a student were to look at the quiz at 4:06 PM, the student would still be able to start the quiz, but a message would indicate that the due date had passed.



After 4:15 PM (when both the due date and the grace period have expired), the student would not be able to attempt the quiz. The student would instead see a message (similar to the message below) listing the assignment policies and any previous submissions (if the quiz has multiple attempts). The student would no longer see the button to Start the Quiz.



View in gradebook

In the gradebook, the scores for assignments that are submitted late show up with a red background. Hovering the cursor over these scores reveals how late the assignments were submitted.

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