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Set different (due) dates per group or sections of students for an Assignment or Quiz

Create your (Turnitin) Assignment or Quiz as you would normally do, but skip the restrictions tab

Click on the links below to see the respective manuals: 

Set up different due dates per group or section of students

Please note that we are using an Assignment in this example. The steps you need to take to set up different dates per group of students for Quizzes, are exactly the same.

  • Click on the Restrictions Tab.
  • Click on Add Users to Special Access.
  • Make sure you have selected View By: Groups (or Sections) and click on Apply.
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  • Select the group you want to set the Due Dates for and click again on Apply. You will now see a list of students that are part of your selected group.
  1. Set your dates as desired.
  2. Check the top box, to select all students within that group
  3. Next click on Save.

You will be automatically head back to the Restriction Tab of your Assignment and you will see a list of students with their own dates.

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  • To add different due dates for another group of students, click on Add Users to Special Access and repeat the steps above.

FAQ - Using Special Access in Assignments and Quizzes

Can I edit the dates for a whole group after I already Added users to Special Access?

Yes, you can! When you want to change the dates for a specific group, you do not need to change them one by one.

In the example below, we will walk you through a due date change for all students of Group 1. As you can see below, the Due Date is now set for 31 December 2020 at 11:15.

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  • First, click on Add Users to Special Access.
  1. Make sure you have selected the group of which you want to change the date and click on Apply.
  2. You will see all students of that group and their "old" dates. Select the box to select all students of that group.
  3. Next, set your new due date.
  4. Finally, click Save.
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  • You will return to the Restriction Tab of the Assignment and as you can see the due date is changed for the students of group 1.

Can I clear the dates for a whole group after I already Added users to Special Access?

Yes, you can! Follow the steps of Can I edit the dates for a whole group after I already Added users to Special Access?, but leave all dates empty. 

At the end you will see a list of students, but without any dates:

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Can I edit/clear the dates for all groups of a Category after I already Added users to Special Access?

Yes, you can! Follow the steps of Can I edit the dates for a whole group after I already Added users to Special Access?, but select the group category instead and click on Apply.

You can now select all students that are enrolled in a group that is part of your chosen category and edit/clear the dates accordingly.

Can I edit/clear the dates for all students after I already Added users to Special Access?

Yes, you can! Follow the steps of Can I edit the dates for a whole group after I already Added users to Special Access?, but select View by Users instead and click on Apply.

You can now select all students in your course and edit/clear the dates accordingly.

When should I create a separate assignment per group of students instead of using Special Access?

In some cases it might be smarter to create separate assignments per group of students. Below you can find a quick comparison between both options. However, we highly recommend you to contact your Teaching Support team at your Faculty, before setting up assignments/quizzes for a large number of groups. They can help you plan and set up your assignments and give you advice on what you should use, based on your needs.


1 Assignment/Quiz - Different dates per group of students Multiple Assignments/Quizzes, each for a group of students.
Assignment/Quiz Instructions All students see the same instructions as presented under Description of that Assignment
You can insert different instructions per assignment/quiz
Associated to a Grade Item in the Gradebook All grades of all students are presented in 1 column in the gradebook for this particular assignment/quiz. Multiple assignments/quizzes implies multiple columns in the gradebook. This might impact your final grade calculation, since a student will not have a grade for each assignment/quiz.
Different due dates You can set different dates for individual students, or in bulk for groups of students via the Special Access functionality. You can set different dates per assignment/quiz.
Evaluation process All student submissions are bundled within 1 assignment/quiz.

You might need to make arrangements with your colleagues in case you are assessing with multiple markers.
Each assignment/quiz only shows submissions of students of that group/section.

You need to assess multiple assignments/quizzes in case you need to assess mutltiple group of students.