How do I add a late policy?

Learn to automatically deduct points for work done after the due date.

By default, students are not penalized for doing their assignments late, but you can turn the option on.

Before you turn on the Derivita late policy, be sure that your LMS isn't also deducting points for late work, or students will be double penalized. Learn more below:

Should I set a late policy in my LMS? | Derivita Support Center

To add a late policy, open any assignment and click the settings icon in the upper right corner. Choose "Course Settings":

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Choose the the percentage to deduct for each day late, the maximum percentage to deduct, and a how many minutes late a student can submit their work before it will be penalized:

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Derivita only penalizes work done late, so if a student does part of an assignment before the due date, they won't be penalized for those questions.

If you change the late policy in the middle of a course, it will apply to future work but won't affect students' existing scores.