This article will outline the submission statuses of On Time, Missing, Late, Excused, and Excluded.

If you are looking for information on the completion statuses of Not Started, In Progress, Turned In, and Graded, check out this article.


Submission Statuses Explained

Example image from the points gradebook:

On Time

  • As long as the student submits the assessment prior to the due date/time (if one is set), it will automatically be marked as On Time.

Missing

  • If a due date has passed and the student has not submitted the assessment, it will automatically be marked as missing.
  • Missing assessments are not automatically given a zero (0). The teacher can manually score the assessment with a 0.
  • If a teacher wants the students to still be able to complete the assessment after giving them a 0 (while it is still marked as missing), please see this article for more details.

Late

  • If the student submits the assessment after the due date, it will automatically be marked as late.
  • This typically means the assessment has been submitted, but it was passed the due date, whereas the "missing" status would indicate the assessment has not been submitted yet.

Excused

  • This is not automatically given under any circumstance; it has to be manually given by the teacher.
  • Any score given for assessments that have been marked as excused will not add into the student's total class grade, but the points will still be visible in the points gradebook.

Excluded

  • This is automatically given if the "Include Score in Final Grade" option is unchecked for the assessment. For more information on this setting, see this article.
  • Any score given for assessments that have been marked as excluded will not add into the student's total class grade, but the points will still be visible in the points gradebook.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: Any submission status can be manually changed. See below for more information


Changing the Submission Status

There are two options for changing the submission status on a student's assessment:

  • Option 1: in the assessment itself.
  • Option 2: in the gradebook (points gradebook only)

Option 1: In the Assessment Itself

  • Navigate to your Assigned Assessments, choose the correct class, and click on the assessment (just like you would for grading).

Each assessment type has a slightly different process. See below for details.

➡️ For an Advanced Assessment:

  • Click Grade or Regrade for the student you wish to change the status for.
  • Locate the Status dropdown in the upper-right corner; choose the desired status.
  • Status change is automatically saved.

➡️ For a Simple Assessment

  • Click Grade or Regrade for the student you wish to change the status for.
  • Locate the Status dropdown at the top; choose the desired status.
  • Status change is automatically saved.

➡️ For a Rubric Assessment

  • Select the student you wish to change the status for.
  • Locate the Status dropdown in the bottom-left corner; choose the desired status.
  • Changes are saved automatically

Option 2: Directly in the Points Gradebook.

  • Navigate to your Points Gradebook
  • Double Click into the status to generate the dropdown menu of choices.


Student View

Students can view the status of their assessments in two ways:

  • Option 1: on their assessments page.
  • Option 2: in the gradebook (points gradebook only)

Option 1: On Their Assessments Page

  • When students navigate to their assessments module, they will see a status column on the right.
  • Missing and Late statuses will appear with any assessment that has been marked as such. See the Image below:

Option 2: In the Gradebook (Points Gradebook Only)

  • When the students navigate to the gradebook module, they can select a class from the top, which will expand the assessment details below.
  • In the status column, it will display On Time, Late, Missing, Excused, or Excluded.

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