How do I set up my assignments so that once they are late, they become a zero until student turns in the work? Do I need to set a deadline for assignments?
The bad news is there doesn't appear to be a way to do this in the manner in which you describe. The good news is they plan on adding that kind of functionality in the future: Automatic zero in gradebook after a date
In the meantime, this is the only real option for doing anything like you want: How do I treat ungraded assignments as zero in the Gradebook?
The downside of that method is it treats everything as a zero until they turn it in. However, the gradebook will still show it as a "dash" (which indicates they haven't turned it in) instead of a zero.
There is one other way that you can set a single assignment grade as 0 and not impact the other assignments. You can set a Default Grade. How do I set a default grade for an assignment?
Please look at the linked guide above for more detail. Here is the short summary of steps:
A pop-up box will tell you how many students the default was applied to. This 0 will now appear until you change it.
Ohhh, nice! I didn't know about that option. Filing that one away in my brain pro-tip
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