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## Flat 50% late penalty

Is there a way to set a flat 50% late penalty? I have it set up to deduct 50% every hour with the lowest score being 50%. However, I am running into the issue of students who do good work getting the same grade as students who do poorly because 50% is the lowest it will penalize.

For example, Canvas is doing this:

10/10 (late) = 5/10

6/10 (late) = 5/10

But I want it to do this:

10/10 (late) = 5/10

6/10 (late) = 3/10

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The idea conversations I copied links to came the closest to enabling what you want of the currently open conversations that I found.  (You can achieve the effect of a one time penalty if the frequency the penalty is applied is only possible once during the time late submissions are available for the assignment.)  I recall that there was once an idea about flat late penalties, but it is not coming up in my searches.  It must not have achieved enough support in the old community.  You would have to start that conversation again, if the existing conversations do not meet your needs.

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If you only accept late submissions for one day you can program canvas to apply a flat 50% penalty, by setting the late penalty to 50% per day.  Then you can lock the assignment to submissions after one day, or simply let the late penalty convert the scores of anything over 1 day late to zeros.  The late penalty is a percent of the total points available, not a percent of the points a student earned.  That will change your example to:

10/10 (late) = 5/10

6/10 (late) = 1/10

You might want to contribute to this idea conversation about a deduction based on points earned: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Allow-marks-deductions-for-late-work-to-be-cal...

And also this one that would allow a weekly instead of daily interval:  https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Late-Grade-Add-a-Weekly-Percentage-Deduction/i...

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This isn't the solution I'm looking for, unfortunately. I am looking for a way to impose a flat 50% late fee. See example in the original post.

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The idea conversations I copied links to came the closest to enabling what you want of the currently open conversations that I found.  (You can achieve the effect of a one time penalty if the frequency the penalty is applied is only possible once during the time late submissions are available for the assignment.)  I recall that there was once an idea about flat late penalties, but it is not coming up in my searches.  It must not have achieved enough support in the old community.  You would have to start that conversation again, if the existing conversations do not meet your needs.

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Thank you for the links. I posted my suggestion on that idea board. I feel like it should have a lot of support, but I guess we'll see what happens.