Grant Other Extension Requests

Your students might request extensions in person or by Private Message, Ask Your Teacher message, or email. You can grant these extension requests and set the duration, penalty, and any extra submissions to allow for the extension.

Before you decide whether to grant an extension, you might review your student's work on the assignment or in your class generally.

Important Because % total and points penalties are deducted as soon as a manual or automatic extension is granted, first ask your student to accept or decline a manual extension that imposes these kinds of penalties.
  1. If necessary, go to one of the following pages: Reports Home, Scores, Grades Summary, Grades Loginfo, or Responses

    From here:

    Do this:

    A Private Message

    Click Grades Summary.

    An Ask Your Teacher message

    Click View Responses.


    Click scores for an assignment.


    Click a student name.


    Click scores for a student.

    Any other page

    1. Click binoculars icon Search and select Student.
    2. Type part of your student's first or last name, and then click Go.
    3. In the Student Search page, click scores for the correct class and student.
  2. If necessary, select the student for whom you are granting an extension.
  3. If necessary, select the assignment for which you are granting an extension.
  4. Click either Grant Extensions/Submissions or Extensions/Submissions and set the extension terms.

    Depending on the page from which you started, either label might be used. Both of these function in the same way.

    The new due date and time for the assignment.
    The total number of allowed submissions for the assignment. See Additional Submissions.
    A positive number — or 0 for no penalty — and the penalty method you want to use with each extension.
    % unearned
    A percentage of the point value of the questions answered correctly after the extension is granted. No penalty is applied if no more questions are answered correctly.
    % total
    A percentage of the total possible points for the assignment.
    The specified number of points.

    See Extension Penalties.

  5. Click Save to grant the extension.
Students are not automatically notified when you grant an extension this way. Always let extension recipients know:
  • The new due date and time
  • The new number of submissions allowed, if changed
  • The penalties applied, if any
Important Because granting an extension changes the student's due date, automatic point adjustments are based on each student's due date with any granted extensions. If needed, manually adjust the student's assignment score after the extension period ends.