Should I set a late policy in my LMS?

We recommend using Derivita's late policy feature instead. Learn more below.

Your learning management system may give you the option to deduct points for late work. We recommend against using that with Derivita assignments for a few reasons:

  • 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.
  • Derivita clearly shows the student their raw score and how many points were taken off for being late.
  • If you set a late policy in the LMS and Derivita, students will be double penalized.