Disable submissions after a due date in Google Classroom

What’s changing

Following the recent announcement of grading periods in Google Classroom, we’re introducing another feature that enables teachers to customize grading in Classroom. The new option to disable submissions after a due date allows teachers to stop accepting submissions for an assignment past the due date. 

When creating a new assignment, teachers can decide whether or not to require a strict due date. By default, the assignments tool will still allow submissions after the due date. 

This feature also allows teachers to choose to stop submissions for an assignment at any point, regardless of the strictness or presence of a due date. For example, a teacher could allow submissions for any assignment during the semester or year, but turn off submissions once the period is completed. 

We hope this highly requested feature gives teachers more control over their workflow by allowing them to set their own level of flexibility for accepting assignments. 
Disable submissions after a due date in Google Classroom

Getting started 

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: Visit the Help Center to learn more about creating an assignment.

Rollout pace 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google Accounts