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How to set and manage due dates
How to set and manage due dates

Set and extend due dates with Pivot Interactives

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Written by Trevor Register
Updated over a week ago


Instructors can set and change due dates for all students in a class as well as grant extensions to individual students.

Once a due date passes, a student can still view their work, but they won't be able to make any edits. Extending a due date allows one or more students to continue working on an assignment until the new due date that's specific to them.

Setting or Changing Due Dates for the Entire Class

To set or change due dates for an assignment:

  1. Click My Classes to access your classes page.

  2. Click the class name.

  3. Click the assignment name.

  4. Click Details.

  5. Click the boxes under Start Date and End Date to manually type in the date and times for those dates, respectively. Alternatively, click the calendar icon to set the date and time from a calendar popup.

If you set the Start Date for a time in the future, the assignment will show as Not Open and won't appear on a student's assignment list until the Start Date.

Once the End Date arrives, all assignments will have their status set to Submitted. Students will still be able to view their work but will unable to make any edits unless you change the assignment status to Request Revisions. This will also happen if you set the End Date to a date in the past.

If an End Date has already passed and you then set it to a date in the future, the assignment status for all students will be set to In Progress.

To edit the due date for an assignment that's already been created:

  1. Click My Classes.

  2. Click the assignment name.

  3. Click Details under the assignment name at the top of the page.

Granting Extensions

To grant an extension, click the three-dots below Actions across from a student's name, then click Grant Extension.

This will bring up the Add Extension window.

  1. Click to add more students so that you can grant multiple extensions at once

  2. Current due date

  3. Click to select a new due date

  4. Allow students to make edits to all content in every section, including ones that may have been previously locked. This is enabled by default.

  5. Click to finalize the extension.

You can now see the extension(s) on the Scores screen for the assignment.

Clicking the three dots under Actions for a student's assignment that's been extended will now have additional options such as the ability to edit the extension or revert to the original due date.

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