I truly have been researching this as much as possible. I know that new development is coming and I have bookmarked the Tracker for that. I know that having auto-switching to the assessment phase on while accepting late submissions is a bad idea. But I have an instructor who did this, the rest of the students have been doing their assessments, and now there are late submissions. What can he do without messing up what has already happened? Can he somehow manually allocate these late assignments even though the assessment phase is underway? I just can't find help for this scenario, which must be common. Any advice? Thanks so much!
That should not be hard at all. In fact, Workshop supports this case natively. If you prefer, you can still use the "Allocate submissions" link and on the "Manual allocation" tab assign the reviewers manually. In fact, you could even use the random allocation but you would have to be more careful with the setting in order not to unallocate existing reviews.