LaunchPad > How to change Assignment Settings for a Specific Group of Students

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You can adjust assignment settings for a single student or a group of students. Examples of settings you may want to change include:

  • Due date, such as giving a due date extension. You can grant due date extensions for all assignment types.
  • Time limit, such as giving students with disabilities extra time to complete an assignment. The time limit setting is available only for the quiz assignment type.
  • Number of attempts, such as giving a group of students a chance to redo their work. The number of attempts setting is available only for the quiz assignment type.

For tips on how to best use these settings, see the help article Tips for Setting up Assignments.

Note: Some of these features may not be available if your version of LaunchPad arranges your icons horizontally across the top of the screen (as opposed to vertically down the left side of your screen). For an explanation of the difference, see the help article How do I navigate LaunchPad?.

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If you are not already using groups in your course:

You should first create the group of students for which you want to change their assignment settings. For more information on creating a group, see the help article How to Create a Group of Students.


Access assignment settings

From your LaunchPad home page, hover your cursor over the More Options menu and select Edit.


Click the "Assignment" tab

From the Basic Info screen, select Assignment (or Assign Due Date depending on the LaunchPad). From this tab, you can change due date and other common settings. Changing the due date for an individual or group gives them an extension.


Select the group

From the Settings for drop-down menu, select the group name. In this example, the group is called Time Extension Students. You can also select Manage Groups if you need to create or edit a group.


Select the new date date

To change the assignment due date for your group, select the date from the calendar and click Save Changes.



To change an assignment time limit or number of attempts:

Go to the Settings tab to adjust time limit and/or number of attempts. You may have to select your group from the Settings for drop-menu again. Click Save when you're done making changes.

Your assignment will now appear for the group with the settings you have selected.

View on assignment calendar

You may also view assignments that are unique to a single student or a group of students on the assignment calendar. For more information, see the help article How can I see assignments with unique due dates in my assignment calendar?.