Setting Availability and Due Dates for a Dropbox Assignment

Instructors can limit access to a dropbox by setting availability dates on the Restrictions tab.

  1. On the New Folder or Edit Folder page, click on the Restrictions tab.
  2. In the Availability section, set the dropbox folder's Start Date, Due Date, and End Date.
  3. Click Save & Close.

Indicates the Restrictions tab.

  • The Start Date is the date that the dropbox opens for students to submit.
  • The Due Date is the date you want the assignment to be due, but the dropbox will still accept papers after the Due Date.
  • The End Date is the date that the dropbox closes and will no longer accept papers. You can set an End Date without a Due Date if you do not want to accept late paper submissions.