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In many cases, it is necessary to create an assignment, or edit it, so that it has more than one due date. This is often the case when a student needs extended time on an assignment that is otherwise closed or when a Canvas assignment correlates with in-class presentations on various dates. This page is a guide on creating or editing an assignment such that it has multiple due dates.

Assign Due Dates to Individuals

Either create a new assignment or edit an existing assignment. From the assignment settings page:

  1. Scroll down to "Assign".
  2. Assign to "Everyone" and designate a due date. Availability windows are optional but may also be done at this time.
  3. Select the +Add button to assign to one or a few students who need different due dates. Assigning to the student(s) individually overrides the due date given to these student(s) as a part of "Everyone", so they will be able to submit based on their individual due date, not the "Everyone" due date.
    assign due date screen

Assign Due Dates to Sections

Either create a new assignment or edit an existing assignment. From the assignment settings page:

  1. Scroll down to "Assign".
  2. Assign to one section and designate a due date. Availability windows are optional but may also be done at this time.
  3. Select the +Add button and assign to another section. Continue this process until all necessary sections have been given due dates.
    assign due date screen