Setting up a deadline and lock date
Students can only hand in to your assignments if a deadline is set and has not been passed yet. Learn how to set up a deadline and optionally a lock date in this guide.
There are two types of deadlines in CodeGrade: the regular deadline and a lock date. The regular deadline in CodeGrade are hard by default, meaning that students cannot hand in after the deadline anymore. You can however manually give students permission to still hand in after the deadline. The lock date specifies the date and time the assignment is locked and even students with the permission to upload after the deadline can not hand in anymore. When used like that, the lock date can act as a second deadline.
For most courses, both the assignment deadline and lock date are set through your learning management system (e.g. Canvas, Brightspace or Blackboard) and synchronized automatically with CodeGrade. If this is not the case for your course, you can follow the instructions below to set up a deadline and lock date for your assignment inside CodeGrade.

Setting up a deadline

    1.
    In CodeGrade, navigate to the assignment management page of your assignment.
    2.
    Click on the General tab and find the deadline option.
    3.
    Now set the deadline to the preferred date and time. CodeGrade uses your system's timezone as timezone for the deadline.

Setting up a lock date (optional)

    1.
    In CodeGrade, navigate to the assignment management page of your assignment.
    2.
    Click on the General tab and find the lock date option.
    3.
    Now set the lock date to the preferred date and time. CodeGrade uses your system's timezone as timezone for the deadline.
Are the deadline and lock date fields greyed out? This means your assignment is linked to your learning management system and these settings should be set in there.
Want to allow students to hand in even after the deadline or lock date? You can give them permission for this (respectively the 'Upload after deadline' and 'Upload after lock date' permissions). Click here to learn how to set this up for your course.​

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