Enable Manual Extensions for Your Class

You can allow your students to request manual extensions from their assignments in WebAssign. You must approve and set the terms for each granted extension.

Automatic and Manual Extensions

WebAssign supports two kinds of extension policies.

Automatic
Your students can request extensions that are granted automatically using your policy for the extension duration, how many extensions are allowed for each assignment, any penalty incurred, and when extensions can be requested.

You can see when your students have used automatic extensions.

Manual
Your students can request extensions from their assignments in WebAssign, but you must approve each request and set the terms of each extension — its duration, whether to award additional submissions, and any penalties incurred.
Note Regardless of the extension policy you set, you can always grant individual extensions as needed.

By default, when you create a new course, your students can request manual extensions, but not automatic extensions. New sections, copied sections, and courses created by copying a section all copy the extension settings from the original section.

To enable both automatic and manual extension requests, see Enable Automatic Extensions for Your Class.

By default, when you create a new course, your students can request manual extensions, but not automatic extensions. New sections, copied sections, and courses created by copying a section all copy the extension settings from the original section.

  1. From the toolbar, click communication icon Communication.

    If needed, select a class.

  2. Expand Extensions and click Unanswered.
  3. Click Settings in the top right corner of the message list.
  4. Select Enable.
  5. Optional: Select Forward Extension Requests to my Email.
  6. Under Class Default, set the Extension Policy to Manual Extensions.
  7. Click Apply.