Give Students Special Exemptions on an Assignment

This feature is used to grant one or more students access to your assignments outside of the date restrictions set for the rest of the class.

Adding Special Access for Students

  1. On the Edit Assignment Folder screen, click on the Restrictions tab.Identifies Restrictions tab
  2. Scroll down to Special Access and click Add Users to Special Access.
    Identifies Add Users to Special Access button
  3. Use the Special Access Properties screen to enter the new dates that will apply to the student(s).
    Identifies Special Access Properties

  4. Select the check box beside each appropriate student's name.
  5. Click the Save button.
  6. Choose one:
    • "Allow users with special access to submit files outside the normal availability dates for this folder" will allow all students to access the assignment within the original availability dates and the designated students to access it during the special access dates.
    • "Allow only users with special access to see this folder" will allow only the designated students to access the assignment; other students will not be able to access the assignment even to see feedback.
  7. Click Save or Save and Close.
  8. The student(s) will now show in the Advanced Availability section with the Special Access Properties listed next to his or her name.
    • You can edit or delete any student's special access by clicking the Edit or Remove icons beside his or her name.
      Indicates pencil icon to edit user's special access
  9. Review dates and times of the assignment to make sure you have only changed them for the students with special access.  
NOTE: This process can be repeated to give individualized special access to as many students as needed.