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BB9 Best Practices: Due Dates for Quizzes

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Through a series of disconcerting events we have learned that Due Dates do not shut off an exam for students. The availability dates controls student access to an exam, while the due date controls the notifications sent to the homepage To Do module. Further examination revealed that when the faculty changes a quiz due date after a student takes an exam, that student will get a past due notice in his/her To Do Module.

Best Practice: Set the due date and availability dates for all quizzes. If you need to let a student take the exam late, only change the available until date. This will allow the student access without sending a notice to the rest of the class that a quiz is past due. You can also use the Adaptive Release feature to hide the late released item from other students. You may also wish to inform your student that as long as they can confirm in my grades that their submission has been received, they can dismiss the notification.


Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

February 24, 2012 at 9:22 am

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