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Managing Student Access to Submission Folders in D2L

Set Start, End, and Due dates on a Submission folder to control access to Submission folders. Submission folder visibility can also be managed by hiding Submission folders. 

Access to Submission folders can be managed and assigned individually (i.e., if a student requires additional time or early access). To manage access individually, see Special Access to Submission Folders.

Set Dates on Submission Folders

  1. Select the dropdown arrow next to the Submission folder. 
  2. Select Edit Folder
  3. The Edit Folder page will open. Select the Restrictions tab. 
  4. Use the select boxes to choose the types of date restrictions for the folder [A]. 
  5. Use the calendar and time selectors to set the appropriate dates and times [B].
    Submission folder date restrictions
    • Start Date: A start date prevents access to the folder before the specified date and time.  
    • Due Date: A due date will mark any submissions after the specified date and time as late, but will not prohibit late submissions. 
    • End Date: An end date will prohibit submissions after the specified date and time.

Hide Submission Folders

  1. Select the dropdown arrow next to the Submission folder. 
  2. Select Hide From Users [A]. 
    Submission folder more actions dropdown menu with hide from users option marked

Make Submission Folders Visible

  1. Select the dropdown arrow next to the Submission folder. 
  2. Select Make Visible to Users [A]. 
    Submission folder more actions dropdown menu with make visible to users option marked

Special Access to Submission Folders

  1. Select the dropdown arrow next to the Submission folder
  2. Select Edit Folder.
  3. The Edit Folder page will open. Select the Restrictions tab. 
  4. Select "Allow users with special access to submit assignments outside the normal availability dates for this folder" [A]. 
  5. Select Add Users to Special Access [B].
    Submission folder restrictions tab with special access options highlighted
  6. The Special Access page will open. Select "Has Start Date Date," "Has Due Date," and/or "Has End Date" in the Properties section. 
  7. Use the calendar and time selectors to set dates and times. 
  8. In the Users section, select the boxes next to the appropriate student(s) [A].
  9. Select Save [B].
    Submission folder with special access select user options highlighted
  10. Select Save and Close. 

NEXT STEPS

Submissions can be checked against a database of internet sources, academic journals and publications, and student papers through Turnitin by enabling Originality Checking on Submission folders. See Using Originality Checking for more information.