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OpenStax Tutor Beta: Open, Due and Close date and time in an assignment

When building an assignment, you (the instructor) will see options for three different dates and times: Open date & time, Due date & time, and Close date & time. This article describes these dates in detail.

Topics included:
• What is the assignment Open date?
• What is the assignment Due date?
• What is the assignment Close date?


What is the assignment Open date?


When an assignment is open, your students are able to see the assignment and begin work on it. You can set your desired open date & time when you first create the assignment, and you can edit it until the assignment opens. 


Note: Once the assignment is open you cannot edit the open date & time.

 




• If you start building an assignment by clicking on the sidebar, the open date will default to the first day of your semester at 12:01 AM or, if that date is already past, to the next day’s date. (Ex: If you build your assignment on February 3, it will default to open on February 4 at 12:01 AM.) 

 

• If you create an assignment by clicking on a calendar date or dragging from the sidebar to a calendar date, that will become your due date. Your open date will automatically update based on the default date interval and time set in the grading template. However, you can still choose to manually enter a new open date and time.



What is the assignment Due date?

Due date & time is the deadline for students to submit their work for full credit. The default due time for an assignment is 9:00 PM for homework, and 7:00 AM for reading.

 




• If you create an assignment by clicking on a calendar date or dragging from the sidebar to a calendar date, that will become your due date. Your open and close dates will automatically update based on the default date interval and time set in the grading template. However, you can still choose to manually enter a new due date and time.

Note: Due dates cannot be earlier than the open date and past the close date. 

 

• If you create an assignment by clicking on the sidebar, then the due and close dates will set automatically based on the open date you choose and the default date intervals and times set in the grading template.

 

• Due dates can be edited until the close date.

 

Note: Since the late work penalty is based on the due date, changing the due date may affect the late work penalty and hence the student scores. 


What is the assignment Close date?

The close date & time is the deadline for students to submit any late work for credit. The default close time for assignments is 9:00 PM for homework and 7:00 AM for reading.


Note: A close date cannot be set for events.


• After the close date, students can still view the assignments but cannot submit new work.

 

• If you create an assignment by clicking on a calendar date or dragging from the sidebar to a calendar date, that will become your due date. The close date will automatically update based on the default date intervals and time set in the grading template. However, you can still choose to manually enter a new close date and time.

 

• If you create an assignment by clicking on the sidebar, then the close date will set automatically based on the open date you choose and the default date intervals and time set in the grading template.

Note: Close dates cannot be earlier than the due date and after the course end date. 

 

• You can edit the close date at any point during the course until the course end date.


 
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