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 – 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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