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Late Policies and Instructor Sovereignty

Question asked by Brad Barson on Oct 1, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2018 by Sky V. King (FIU Online)

I have a question about the New Gradebook Late Policies feature. Our online instructors are having some issues, and I'm not sure what to recommend to them:


1) Is it possible to remove the late policies once they've been implemented and students have submitted assignments? If so, what are the implications of doing so? Does it effect anything in the gradebook, such as student grades?


2) Instructors are reporting that they cannot modify grades AFTER missing grades or late grades have been calculated by the late policy feature. Is there a way to override the missing grade or late deduction calculations? If so, what is the best way an instructor can go about doing this? They are reporting that the only way to override the late function was to give, for example, a 21/20 to get full credit. They couldn't simply give the full 20 points because the feature locked the grade...kind of.


In principle, the late policy feature should not override instructor sovereignty and control of the grades. Does this make sense?