During the semester you may encounter a student or group that needs an extension on their due date. This tutorial will teach you how to set up a due date extension for Canvas Assignments and Quizzes, without changing the due date for other students and groups.
Step 1: Navigate to Assignment/Quiz
Go to the Assignment or Quiz that needs the due date extension. At the top-right of the page click the Edit button.
Step 2: Add an additional assign box
Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Assign section and click on the Add button. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the until you find the Assign section. At the bottom there is an Add button. Click on it.
Step 3: Select the student or group
In the text field for Assign to, begin entering the name of the student and select their name from the drop-down menu when it appears.
It is possible to add multiple students to the the same Assign to box if you want them to have the same Available from, Until and Due dates.
In the case of Canvas assignments, you can select one or multiple groups Assign the new dates instead of listing every student in the group.
Step 4: Entering the date and time
Now you will want to enter the new dates and time. There are three fields that are listed. Here is what field does:
- Due: This is the field for the due date. This is a prompt for students in their "To-do" menu on their dashboard as well as the course home page on which items are due soon. Students or groups that make assignment, quiz or discussion submissions past this date will have a "Late" tag shown in the SpeedGrader.
- Available from: This field will restrict student access to viewing the assignment, quiz or discussion before the entered date. This is most useful for exams that you want to open by a particular date.
- Until: This field will restrict student access to viewing the assignment, quiz or discussion after the entered date. Keep in mind since this field will restrict students from accessing the activity, feedback will not be available to students.
Step 5: Completion
At this point you may complete steps 2−4 to add different due or access dates for students or groups. When you have created all the new due dates, click on the Save button at the bottom right of the screen. Once you have returned to the assignment or quiz page, you have granted the new dates.