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Changing Student Access and Creating Assignment Schedules

Adjust whether an assignment is locked, view-only, editable, or hidden and make a schedule to have it happen automatically!

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Written by Kenny Dickie
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The one-two punch of assignment settings

With Student Access, teachers can control what kind of access students will have to assignments. When combined with assignment scheduling, you can easily change the type of student access automatically depending on the date that you set.

This guide will cover:

  • How to Change the Due Date

  • Student Access

  • How to Create/Edit a Schedule

How to Change the Due Date

We can start things off simply with just a due date!

  • Go to the assignment for which you'd like to change the due date

  • Tap on the wrench

  • Tap the due date

  • Scroll to the date and time (if you don't want a due date at all then just switch the toggle for Due Date off)

  • Make sure you tap Save

Student Access

How to Change Student Access:

  • In your assignment, tap on the wrench icon

  • Tap Assignment Settings

  • Tap Set Student Access

  • Select the type of student access to which you’d like to change the assignment to

  • Make sure you tap Save when you’re done!

Types of Student Access


Students may add new files and will be able to annotate PDFs and images. It’s the state for any assignment when you want students to submit work, add some annotations, and generally get things done!


Students will be able to see the contents of the assignments and can open files but will not be able to add new files or annotations. An eye symbol will appear next to the assignment name.

Teachers can use View-only to release marked work back to students, or provide instructions for an upcoming assignment.


Students will be able to see the assignment name within their assignment list, with a lock symbol beside the name. When locked, you can create and work inside the assignment without the students having access to it or receiving notifications.

Locking an assignment is excellent for grading! After the due date has passed, lock the assignment so students cannot submit additional work. Grade all the work then set it to View-Only and all your students will receive their grades at the same time.


Students will NOT be able to see the assignment name at all within their assignment list. Rather, it will only be visible in the assignment list on the teacher’s end.

Hiding an assignment can keep the assignment list more organized for students with a less cluttered view of previous assignments. This can also be useful for setting up assignments in advance providing less visibility for the students about which assignments are coming up.

How to Create/Edit a Schedule

When you have so many assignments and so little time, take advantage of the assignment schedule to have assignments seamlessly switch from mode to mode. Set it to lock on the due date, view-only once you’ve marked it, and then unlock again for revisions – it’s all up to you to reap the benefits of automation!

To set a schedule:

  • Enter an assignment assignment

  • Tap the wrench icon

  • Tap Enter Assignment Settings

  • Tap Set Student Access

  • Tap Add a Schedule

  • Under Change Access Date, choose the associated date and time when you want the student access to change

  • Under Chance Student Access, choose the associated type of access that you want the assignment to change to

  • Tap Save when you’re done! 💾

A couple of things to know before setting off:

  • There can be a max of three items in the schedule and each type of student access can only be used once.

  • An assignment cannot be set to lock on two different dates or to be in view-only mode on two different dates.

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