Instructors can use the Take this assignment offline option to disable an assignment without having to set available/due dates. This function will hide the assignment from the student’s view completely and not just from the “available assignments” list. On the assignments page, the Status column will display the Unassigned icon if the instructor has taken the assignment offline.

You can take an assignment offline by doing the following: 

  1. Click the Assignments tab
  2. Click on the assignment title you would like to take offline.
  3. Under Other actions select Take this Assignment Offline

This will take the activity and become unassigned as the status and no students can view it.