Set alternative access dates for individual or groups of students
Provide extended time for individual or groups of students
Allow additional quiz attempts for individual or groups of students
Common uses for this include accessibility accommodations, students traveling for official university events during scheduled quizzes, students who are ill, or students who have an otherwise excused absence, etc. This can also be used to exempt students from using LockDown Browser for a quiz that may be required for other students (such as those taking a quiz from home).
It’s important to note that adding special access does not exclude others from accessing a quiz. If you would like a quiz to only be delivered to specific users, we recommend using release conditions. Learn more on the Set Release Conditions for a Quiz page.
On the navbar, click the Activities menu, then select Quizzes.
On the Manage Quizzes page, from the context menu of the quiz, click Edit.
Click on the Restrictions tab.
Under Special Access, select the Allow selected users special access to a quiz radio button.
Then click the Add Users to Special Access button.
On the Special Access Properties page, first set the Availability (start and end dates/times), if different than the dates for the rest of the students.
Time Limit: Under Timing, select either No Changes (to grant the same amount of time as the rest of the class), Recommended Time Limit, or Enforced Time Limit to set a different time allowed for the quiz.
No Changes will grant the same amount of time for the quiz as students who do not have special access granted.
Recommended Time Limit – The time set will be displayed to students before the quiz starts.
Enforced Time Limit – This will allow you to set a Time Limit, you will be able to designate the time limit, assign an alternative grace period, and determine how to handle late behavior. A new time limit can be set by either entering a new time limit, setting the multiplier of the original quiz time, or by manually entering the extra time allowed. Entering a number in any of those fields will update the other fields automatically. By default, the grace period and late behavior will adopt the settings of the quiz. If desired, you can assign an alternative grace period and set alternative late behavior.
LockDown Browser: Under LockDown Browser, check the box to remove the requirement for LockDown Browser (if you have enabled LockDown Browser). Checking this box will exempt the students you add Special Access from having to use LockDown Browser for their quiz.
Attempts: Under Attempts, if you wish to allow additional quiz attempts, check the box to Override attempts allowed then select the number of attempts allowed. Click Apply.
Note: if you enable multiple attempts then the Advanced Attempt Conditions options become available to further set criteria for student to access additional attempts.
In the Users area, check the box for the student(s) that you want to add special access as set in the steps above.
Click Add Special Access.
On the Restrictions tab all users with Special Access Will be listed in the Special Access area. Details of the users special access will be listed. To edit the access click on the Pencil icon, to remove special access click on the X icon. If you checked the box in step 8 to not require LockDown Browser for these students, an icon for Do not require LockDown Browser for this quiz will appear beside their names.
Click Save and Close.
The special access settings do not apply to all quizzes in a course offering automatically. You must add special access for learners to each quiz separately.
After extending the learners quiz time by way of quiz time multipliers or +minutes on the Special Access page, if an instructor updates the duration of the quiz, the learner’s quiz time on the Special Access page does not dynamically update at this time.
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