Answered By: Michael Nieckoski
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2017     Views: 7

Excuse an Assignment

Instructors can use the Gradebook to excuse a student from an assignment in their course.

To excuse an assignment for a student simply:


  1. enter the value of EX in the corresponding Gradebook cell. 


The Gradebook will reflect that the assignment is excused for the student. Excused assignments are not included in the calculation for a student’s total grade.

Note: Currently, the Gradebook only accepts a standard Canvas-wide value of EX for assignment exemptions. In phase two of this feature, instructors will be able to choose from a list of statuses for the excused assignment or for a graded assignment, such as late, missing, absent, etc.

Students can also be excused from a Group Assignment; the other members of the group will still be able to view and submit the assignment.

Canvas Guide: Excuse an Assignment

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