These are settings that you have the ability to enable or disable. They’re found in your course Settings, under Grading, and affect how your students get graded for their work in your alta course.

If you elected to award credit for partial completion of assignments

...Mastery percentage on assignments will pass to your LMS and CSV export on the due date stipulated in alta, but if a student later completes an assignment after the due date they can still get 100% (depending on if you allow late completion on assignments). Assessment (quiz and test) scores will still record as usual at the time of completion.

If you only do not allow late completion...

At the due date, scores for an assignment and assessment (quiz or test) will pass back to your LMS or CSV. No credit will be given on work done afterward. Students can continue to work after the due date, but a new grade will not be reflected in the gradebook.

If you award credit for partial completion and do not allow late completion

...Students’ mastery percentage will record at the due date and time. Assessments will be auto-submitted, and students can continue working on assignments but no credit or score will be recorded or updated after the due date.

If you award credit for partial completion and do allow late completion...

....Students’ mastery percentage will record at the due date and time. For assignments, after the due date and time, the student must complete the assignment (achieve 100%) by the final deadline in order to get additional credit. Any updated partial credit scores will not be captured after the due date and time; completion is necessary to earn additional credit. For assessments, they can complete them after the due date (up till the final deadline).

If you want more information and instructions on allowing late completion and enabling late penalties, click here.

Note: If you change your grading policies after the beginning of the course and after student grades have already been recorded, any grade changes will be applied retroactively. For example, if you decide to enable late completion when it was previously disabled, grades will be updated for any students who worked after the due date and had grades that were previously not calculated. These updated grades will be reflected in the Export Section Data report. Also, if using a LMS, the change will trigger a new gradebook passback and previous scores will be overwritten. 

If using a Learning Management System, click here to learn more about how Alta grades transfer to the LMS!

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