I'm a middle school special education teacher who handles helping the general education teachers with setting up online accommodations for their students. One of our most frequent accommodations is having extended time on assignments, up to one week without any late deductions. I know how to set up an alternate due date, but the problem with that is that it doesn't show up on the student's calendar until the due date entered (which for kids with executive functioning issues isn't helpful).
Is there a way to set up differentiated/conditional late penalties, so that their assignments wouldn't get points deducted until after their week extension has passed? This teacher has half the school for her history class, so she would like to automate grading as much as possible. I know it's possible to go in and override the late penalty, but if there's an easier solution that would be ideal.
I think the option with the least amount of work would be to keep the same due dates for all students (because that is what shows on the course calendar), but then manually mark the submissions for these students as not late after they are submitted.
The only other way I can think of, which may be more work in the end, is to set the week later due date for each of these students and then create additional calendar entries for them which shows the original due date. It would get it on their calendar but I'm afraid it might be more confusing because both dates would be showing.
I'm sorry, I wish I had a better suggestion because what you are trying to do makes complete sense and I can see how it's not currently ideal.