Missing and Late Submission Policies

The missing and late submission policies are features only found in the new gradebook feature of Canvas.  You can find additional information about the new gradebook, and how to enable it, in the New Gradebook article.

Missing Submission Policy

The Missing Submission policy lets you automatically apply a grade for all missing submissions in the New Gradebook. A submission is labeled missing when the due date has passed and it has not been submitted. Only submissions with a status of Missing will be affected by the Missing Submission policy. The Missing Submission policy is set per course. For more information see Canvas’ How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the New Gradebook? document.

Important Notes

  • If a submission is received after the due date, the Missing label will be automatically replaced by the Late label. However, any label can be manually removed in the Grade Detail Tray.
  • Setting a Missing Submission policy affects all assignments in a course, including assignments with due dates in the past. To exclude a specific assignment, mark the submission as something other than Missing in the Grade Detail Tray.
  • Applying a missing submission policy will not affect previously graded missing submissions. Therefore, the Missing Submission policy should be set up when a course is created prior to creating assignments.
  • The Missing Submission policy will not affect submissions in closed grading periods or submissions for concluded enrollments.
  • Enabling a Missing Submission policy in the New Gradebook will remove the option to revert to the old Gradebook.

Late Submission Policy

The Late Submission policy allows you to automatically deduct points on all late submissions. A submission is labeled late when it has been submitted past the due date. Only assignments with a status of Late will be affected by the Late Submission policy. The late policy will be applied to a submission when it is graded. For more information see Canvas’ How do I apply a Late Submission policy in the New Gradebook? document.

Important Notes:

  • Setting a Late Submission policy affects all assignments in a course, including assignments with due dates in the past. To exclude a specific assignment, mark the submission as something other than Late in the Grade Detail Tray.
  • For the calculation of the Late Penalty, days late will be rounded up to the next whole number. For example, if a student submits 1.3 days late, the Late Penalty will treat the student as 2 days late. This behavior also applies for hour durations.
  • Applying a deduction to late submissions will automatically affect any previously graded submissions. Therefore, the Late Submission policy should be set up when a course is created prior to creating assignments.
  • The Late Submission policy will not affect submissions in closed grading periods or submissions for concluded enrollments.
  • Enabling a Late Submission policy in the New Gradebook will remove the option to revert to the old Gradebook.

 

 

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