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

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Overrides are used to create multiple due dates for different students (eg different due dates for different tutorial groups, or individual due dates for each student). Overrides are not an alternative to granting an extension using the Assignment Extension tool or the Assignment grading screen.

If you want to create a group override, you may need to also set up groups in your topic


Steps – group alternative due date (override)

  1. Open the assignment

  2. Click on the Administration menu and select Group overrides

  3. Click on the Add group override button

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

  5. Edit the relevant dates for the group you have selected. Select one or all of the choices – allow submissions from, the due date and/or cut-off date. If you don’t need to edit a particular date, untick the relevant Enable box.

    select override group


  6. Click Save (if you need to enter more overrides, click Save and enter another overrride)
    save override


Steps – user alternative due date (override)

  1. Open the assignment

  2. Click on the Administration menu and select User overrides

  3. Click on the Add user override button

  4. In the next screen, select a student from the Override user box
    override user


  5. Edit the relevant dates for the group you have selected. Select one or all of the choices – allow submissions from, the due date and/or cut-off date. If you don’t need to edit a particular date, untick the relevant Enable box.
    allow submissions from

  6. Click Save (if you need to enter more overrides, click Save and enter another overrride)
    save override

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