Create a Quiz with Different Due Dates for Each Section In a Combined Course Using Special Access

The steps below are to guide instructors who have a combined course and want to create a quiz for their combined course, with different due dates for each section in their course. It combines the steps for creating a quiz and using special access. This allows for only one grade item but offers different due dates. If your due dates are identical for all sections in your combined course, then you should instead follow the Create a Quiz steps and Set Timing Options for a Quiz, since no special access for alternate due dates will be needed.

Example setup: You have 2 sections (section 010 and section 020). When you create the quiz, the due date you set on the create quiz page will apply for all users. When you set special access, you can select one of the sections (section 020 for example) and set a different due date for those students. This will mean that the quiz due date that was once for all users will only apply to those who did not get special access.

    1. On the navbar, click the Activities menu, then select Quizzes.
      Quizzes on the Nav Bar
    2. On the Manage Quizzes tab, click New Quiz.
      manage quizzes new quiz
    3. Enter a Name for your Quiz.
      Quiz Name
    4. Optional: Select a Category for the quiz if already created or click on the add category link to create a new one.
      quiz category
    5. In the Quiz Questions area, click Add/Edit Questions.
      add/edit questions in a quiz
    6. Do any of the following:
      • To add questions from Question Library, another collection, a text file, or Brightspace Learning Repository, click Import. Select an option from each of the drop-down lists and specify the resulting settings, based on your chosen options. Click Save.
        • Note: If you import questions from Question Library, your quiz will contain a copy of the questions, not the original questions. For more information on incorporating questions from Question Library, see Quizzes and Question Library.
      • To create a new question, from the Add button, select the type of question you want to add. Enter the question details and click Save.
        • Note: Questions can be created using the end tool (i.e., Quizzes/ Surveys/ Self-Assessment) or by accessing the Question Library within these tools. Creating a question within a quiz, survey, or self-assessment means that question will only be available to that item; creating questions within the Question Library means that any tool utilizing questions within that org unit has access to them. It is recommended to build questions in the Question Library.
    1. Repeat the previous steps until you have added all your quiz questions.
    2. Click Done Editing Questions.
      Quiz Done Editing Questions
    3. In the Properties tab of quiz editing mode, in the Quiz Questions area, do any of the following:
      • Specify the number of Questions per page.
      • Select the Prevent moving backwards through pages check box.
      • Select the Shuffle questions at the quiz level check box. To discourage cheating in quizzes, you can shuffle the order of all questions in quizzes or specific groups of questions (sections) in quizzes. For example, you could shuffle questions 1-10 in a quiz, or shuffle questions 3-10 (grouping those questions into a section) and retain the order of questions 1-2 at the start of the quiz. When a quiz contains shuffled questions, each learner receives a quiz with a unique question order. Note: Shuffling the order of questions at the quiz level also shuffles the order of all sections in the quiz.
        Quiz Question options
    4. In the Optional Advanced Properties area, do any of the following:
      • Select the Allow hints check box.
      • Select the Disable right click check box.
      • Select the Disable instant messages and alerts check box.
      • In the Notification Email field, enter an email where notifications will be sent.
        Quiz Optional Advanced Properties
  1. Click Save.
  2. Click on the Restrictions tab.Quiz restrictions tab
  3. Uncheck the box for Hide from Users.
  4. Set Due Date by anywhere in the due date field.
    Assignments Click Due Date
    Then select a date from the calendar, and enter the time the assignment will be due. By default the time will be 11:59 PM. The due date specifies a time when the quiz is expected to be completed.
  5. Check the box to Display in CalendarNote: This date will push out to the Pulse app for students, and will appear on the TCU Online calendar for students enrolled in the course and on the general course calendar.
  6. Optional: Set Release Conditions for the Quiz.
  7. Optional: Set a password for the Quiz.
  8. In the Timing area, set your timing options for the quiz. Note: If you are using an Enforced Time Limit, you are required to set a Grace Period and choose an Exceeded Time Limit Behavior.
    Quiz Timing
  9. Under Special Access, select the Allow selected users special access to a quiz radio button.
    Special Access Quiz
  10. Click the Add Users to Special Access button.
    Quiz Add Users to Special Access
  11. On the Special Access Properties page, scroll down first to the Users section. (Don’t worry, we will return to the Availability Section. We are skipping down to the Users section because we will lose the date/time settings once we apply the Users filter in the next two steps.)
  12. In the Users area, select the View By dropdown menu and select Sections, then click Apply.
    Users View by Sections
  13. A new dropdown menu will appear. Click the menu, and select the section for which you wish to apply the new date date. Then click Apply.
    Users Select Specific section
  14. Check the box at the top of the users table to select all of the students in the list below. Tip: If you have a large class, change the # per page dropdown menu on the bottom right corner of the screen to view a larger quantity of students at a time.
    Users Select Top Row to Select All Students
  15. Now, scroll up to the top of the page and set the Availability (start and end dates/times) for this selected section/students. The start date determines when a quiz becomes available to students. The end date determines when a quiz becomes unavailable to students. The due date specifies a time when a quiz is expected to be completed. A quiz is flagged as late if it is submitted after the due date. Due dates are automatically added to the course calendar. You can choose whether to also display start and end dates in the course calendar.
  16. Time Limit: Under Timing, select either No Changes (to grant the same amount of time as the rest of the class), no enforced time limit, or enforced time limit to set a different time allowed for the quiz (use this if a student needs 30 extra minutes for example).
    Special Access Timing

    • If you select Enforced Time Limit, you will be able to designate the time limit, assign an alternative grace period, and late behavior.
      Special Access Enforced Time Limit
  17. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Add Special Access.
  18. Add any remaining quiz settings, such as Associate a Quiz with a Grade Item
  19. Click Save and Close.