Assignment - add a group or user alternative due date (override)

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This function is not an alternative to granting an extension using the Assignment Extension tool or the Assignment grading screen, but rather the way to create multiple due dates (eg tutorials occur on different days throughout the week and the work is due two days after the class). In an assignment, you can change the dates for a particular group or user using the 'override' function. If you want to create a group override, groups will need to be set up in your topic. 


Steps – both group and user

You must override at least one of the below settings.

  1. Click on the Assignment link

  2. Click the  Administration tab

  3. Under Assignment administration, select Group overrides or User overrides
    group and user overrides

Steps – group alternative due date (override)
  1. Follow steps 1-3 (Steps – group and user, above), and select Group overrides

  2. Clickadd group override

  3. In the next screen, choose an Override group (required field)

    Select one or all of the choices – allow submissions from, the due date and/or cut-off date (if not applicable, untick box, make at least one selection)
    select override group


  4. Click Save (if you require more overrides, click Save and enter another overrride)
    save override

Steps – user alternative due date (override)
  1. Follow steps 1-3 (Steps – group and user, above) and select User overrides

  2. Clickadd user override

  3. In the next screen, choose an Override user (required field) 
    override user


  4. Select one or all of the choices – Allow submissions from, the Due date and/or Cut-off date (if not applicable, untick box, make at least one selection)
    allow submissions from

  5. Click Save (if you require more overrides, click Save and enter another overrride)
    save override

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