Today was the last day of summer school. I have been teaching an online class. Online classes are susceptible to cheating, if you leave the final exam open for too long, so I decided that mine would be open all day Thursday and until noon today.
At noon today, 5 students had not attempted the final. About 5 pm, I got a panicked email from one of them; she'd mistaken the time, thought she had until midnight (in her defense, midnight is the usual deadline for the class, although the noon deadline has been posted, highlighted in red, since Day 1 of the class). I agreed to let her take the exam...and put up ANOTHER red note to the other 4, saying that they should contact me ASAP. In this note I said that grades were going in at noon on Saturday, and they needed to contact me prior to that time or I would assume that they were not planning on taking the final.
One emailed me at 7:30, saying that he'd like to delay taking the exam until Sunday. I emailed him back and told him he had til midnight; if he'd been prepared to take it at 7:30, he doesn't need another 48 hours, which could be a fertile opportunity to get with another student and find out what was on the exam.
I have not heard from the other 3. One of them has pretty much given up on the class, and cannot pass even with the final, but the other two...both logged into the class AFTER noon today! And haven't emailed me begging for a second chance.