LearnDash Assignments Deadline Add-on- Overview

The LearnDash Advanced Assignments add-on allows course instructors and admins to add a deadline to lesson and topic assignments. Once a date is set as a deadline, it is displayed to the user and a notification reminder is sent when the submission deadline approaches. 


  • Install the LearnDash plugin & activate it.
  • Install the LearnDash Advanced Assignments add-on and activate it.
  • Activating the add-on will add deadline date options to the Assignment Uploads settings for the Lessons or topics.

Configure Assignment Deadlines:

To get started, first create a LearnDash lesson or topic following the instructions found in the official LearnDash documentation:

Next, navigate to LearnDash LMS > Lessons/Topics, and select the specific lesson or topic you want to set an assignment deadline for. Then go to the lesson’s o topic’s Settings and enable the “assignments upload” option.From the “Deadline for Assignments” field, you can set the deadline for the assignment submission. The enrollee won’t be able to upload his/her assignment after this date and time.By enabling the “Display Deadline on the frontend” option, students will be able to see the assignment’s deadline from the submission box.

This is what your students will see from the frontend:Enabling the Deadline Notifications field Enabling this option will show a deadline notification to the user, on the front-end, when the assignment’s deadline is near.