Extend Access for a Student to an Assignment

Special Access Permissions

Special access permissions allow you to set different availability dates and times for specific students. For example, you could extend the deadline for students who require remedial help or who are submitting work beyond the original scope of the Assignment. You can also add special access after an Assignment folder’s end date has passed for students who have a legitimate excuse for missing the deadline or for students you want to submit additional material, such as planning notes or a bibliography.

Add special access permissions to an Assignment folder. 

  1. Select either New Folder or Edit Folder
  2. On the right-hand side of the page, select Availability Dates & Conditions. Then click Manage Special Access.
  3. Select one of the following:
    • Allow users with special access to submit files outside the normal availability dates for this folder.
    • Allow only users with special access to see this folder.
      NOTE: This choice will prevent anyone but this specific student from accessing the Assignment folder.

  4. Click Add Users to Special Access.Add Users to Special Access button.
    NOTE: Assignment folder availability dates appear by default in Calendar. If you delete the Assignment folder, its availability dates disappear from the course calendar. If you restore the Assignment folder, its availability dates reappear in the course calendar.
  5. On the Special Access page, select the Date Availability you want special access students to have.Special access date availability options.
  6. Use the Search For field to locate the students you want to give special access to.
  7. Select the check box beside each appropriate student's name.Identifies search box and indicates selection checkbox
  8. Click Save.

Edit or delete special access

Once you have added special access permissions for students, they are listed in the Special Access section. You can edit or delete students’ special access by clicking the Edit or Remove special access icons beside their names.

delete or edit special access for a student.