Presently when you set up an assignment you can assign it to the entire class or individual students. You can also give separate due dates to individual students. HOWEVER, you can not assign it to the class and exclude one or more individual students without individually assigning each student.
When one of my student's miss a class with a group assignment I give them an alternative project that they can submit themselves. They are the only student assigned to the "alternative" assignment.
Currently, there is no way to remove them from the original assignment so it shows up in their gradebook along with the alternative.
I would like to remove individual students from the original assignment for grading purposes so that the alternative assignment effectively replaces the original.