The Excused status indicates that the student has been excused from making a submission. Students are not able to submit excused assignments and excused assignments are not calculated in the student’s total grade. An instructor can excuse a student from a specific assignment by typing EX in the assignment cell or by choosing the Excused button in the grade detail tray. View the ‘How do I change the status of a submission in the Gradebook?‘ guide for more information.
Depending on the number of students needing to be excused, you may instead wish to assign an assignment to individual students.