Is there any way to make the settings such that it does NOT add "late" label on assignments when they are submitted past the due date?
Hi Cara Dansie Welcome to the Canvas Community. This depends on a few factors. If you are using the New Gradebook, you can always change the status for a specific student in the grade detail tray, as outlined here: How do I change the status of a submission in the New Gradebook?
I suspect, however, that you may be referring to the Late label that you may be seeing in SpeedGrader. The answer there is "no," and this is more or less implied here: How do I view the details of a submission for a student in SpeedGrader? by virtue of the fact that the ability is not even mentioned. There is, however, a Feature Idea that is up for voting to change the status in SpeedGrader: Apply Status while in Speedgrader . Bear in mind, however, that will only be applied with the New Gradebook, which will be going into effect for everybody in early January 2020.
If I'm missing the root of you concerns, however, feel free to let me know. I hope this helps a bit, though.
My course is basically a self-paced course so even though there are deadlines on the assignments, they are not really considered "Late" if they are submitted after that date. The deadlines just help them pace themselves throughout the semester. The "Late" label tends to freak out the students even though they have been told that they have until the final deadline to turn everything in so I would like to be able to turn off the label for the entire class and not just for one students at a time and one assignment at a time.
I just repeated this process using a phony student account, and indeed...they will always see LATE just after submitting it automatically....though they will NOT see it in their view of GRADES (which was the case for awhile in the past). I cannot think of any way of disabling that from appearing when a student submits something, unfortunately. Regarding your other concern of having to fix this student-by-student, the best I could find is yet another Feature Idea: A global option to enable/disable Missing and Late Status labels in the New Gradebook .
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