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MsButterfield
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Can I change the late policy without affecting past grades?

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I have an automatic deduction set up for late work: -10% per day not to exceed 50%. However, our administration has now decided that we cannot subtract more than 10% at any time for late work. I can't apply the new policy to work from 1st quarter because our synched gradebook is closed. Is there a way to change the automatic late deduction from this point forward?

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I'm sorry, but this is actually incorrect. In addition to the warning message, I tested it out, and it does change all past grades. I'm also not able to remove the "per day" part for a flat 10% automatic deduction, so I'm going to have to manually change the grade each time a student turns in late work. 

Thank you for replying. I just don't want to leave misinformation out there for others to see.

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rmurchshafer
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I'm fairly certain that the Late policy only affects grades from here forward, not retroactively.  So changing the policy now should do what you want wanting; only affecting newly turned in assignments.

 

Rick

MsButterfield
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The reason I'm asking is that when I go into my settings, it has a warning message that says, "Changing the late policy will affect previously graded submissions."

I'm sorry, but this is actually incorrect. In addition to the warning message, I tested it out, and it does change all past grades. I'm also not able to remove the "per day" part for a flat 10% automatic deduction, so I'm going to have to manually change the grade each time a student turns in late work. 

Thank you for replying. I just don't want to leave misinformation out there for others to see.

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rmurchshafer
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@MsButterfield  Thank you for following up and I apologize for being wrong.  I should have actually checked things out rather than stating how I thought it would work.

Rick

jw2546
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It doesn't seem to remove the effects of the late policy when you turn off the late policy even though it states, "Changing the late policy will affect previously graded submissions."