This article is written for Google Workspace for Education administrators.

Your teachers may be frustrated to score late assignments since Google Classroom provides students an option to turn in assignments late and students tend to turn in assignment very late. Teachers may prefer not having this option at all. That said, Google Classroom does not offer your teachers the option to turn off late assignments so as to reduce their burden to manage late assignments.

Students tend to turn in assignments late
Students tend to turn in assignments late

This article shows how Safe Doc disables the option for students to turn in assignments late. If you have yet to install Safe Doc, please get a 30-days trial.

What are the changes?

In the students' assignment view, students can see and click the Turn in button or Mark as done button whether they miss the due date set by the teacher. The button is displayed as Mark as done if no assignment work file is attached and displayed as Turn in if at least one assignment work file is attached.

Safe Doc disables these Turn in and Mark as done buttons if the student missed the deadline. Students are given the tooltip of Late submission not allowed to show why they are disabled.

If a student does not miss the due or the teacher didn't set a due, then these buttons are not disabled.

Safe Doc disables the 'Turn in' button if the assignment is overdue
Safe Doc disables the 'Turn in' button if the assignment is overdue
Safe Doc disables the 'Mark as done' button if the assignment is overdue
Safe Doc disables the 'Mark as done' button if the assignment is overdue

How to set up in Safe Doc

First of all, you have deployed Safe Doc and read Safe Doc Configuration.

Blocking the late assignment submission is managed by the policy BlockClassroomAssignmentLateSubmission. The policy is by default OFF. Add and set the policy value to true to turn on the blocking in your Safe Doc extension policy configuration.

"BlockClassroomAssignmentLateSubmission": {
  "Value": true
}

Note that the blocking enforcement applies to all students in an OU for which Safe Doc is installed.


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