Is there a way to auto excuse students from assignments before they started?

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My school has a rolling enrollment, as such I have a number of students who joined mid way through content at varying places. In the new grade book, I saw a handy late submission box, and checked it thinking it would make my life much easier by automatically providing zero's for missing assignments. Well it went back and put in zero's for every not graded assignment I had, that were exempt because the student hadn't joined us yet.

Is there a way to change the status of multiple assignments at once (like highlight 20 assignments and mark them all excused)? Or perhaps to set a begin date for each student, where it figures this out automatically.

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Hello @pritter 

Taking a look at your question, it doesn't seem Canvas has a way to auto excuse a student from assignments in bulk. 

This would be a great addition however to excuse an individual, or a section entirely, from a subset of assignments.

I am seeing a similar question being asked here,

I will be posting to that thread as well letting them know what we are seeing, but this sounds like a great additional feature to Canvas. I would suggest posting that Idea to our Ideas page here:

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