Streamlined Extension Form

Professor Hughey uses a Google Form to streamline extension requests in 2.671.


  • Create a Google form, like the form used in 2.671, for students to request a short extension.
  • Give students a deadline for requesting an extension (i.e., at least 24 hours prior to the time the assignment is due).
  • Make sure this is clearly stated in the course syllabus.


  • Reduces barriers to asking for help, which can be especially hard if a student is not comfortable sharing specific details about personal issues.
  • Helps teaching staff easily track extensions and identify students who may need to be referred to support resources.