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Locking and Unlocking Assignments

If you want to set a specific due date on an assignment, you can lock it from students adding notes and responses. Lock/unlock periods can be set for the entire class, or for individual students. Also, you can set specific unlock/lock times for a certain date. When an assignment is locked, students will be able to access the text but not add notes or responses.

Lock an Assignment

STEP 1: Select a class, and then click on the "Assignments" tab.

STEP 2: Click on the "LOCK/UNLOCK" drop-down, and select "Manage locking"

STEP 3: Select the assignment you'd like to lock

STEP 4: Set your lock period start date

STEP 5: Click "Lock"

This will Lock the assignment for the entire class

Verify Lock status

When an assignment is locked, a pink lock icon will appear on the assignment tile. Hovering over the icon displays the lock start date and the end date, if one is set. 

Unlock a locked assignment

STEP 1: Click on the "LOCK/UNLOCK" button, and select "Manage unlocking" from the drop-down menu.

STEP 2: Select the text that you wish to unlock

STEP 4: Set your unlock period start date

STEP 5: Click "Set Unlock"

Lock assignments for individual students

After specifying a lock/unlock time, select “Individual students”

A list of the students in that class will appear. Select the students you would like the lock/unlock period to apply to, and click "Lock" (or "Unlock" if setting unlock periods).

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