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    Grant Time Extensions and Allow Retakes of Quizzes

    February 11th, 2021

    Online quizzes include the flexibility to grant exceptions for special circumstances that may come up. Such as allowing a student additional time to take a quiz, extending the dates the quiz is accessible or allowing specific students additional attempts to take a quiz. All of these options are available to the instructor and give the instructor the authority to make these decisions on their own.

    NOTE: If you are granting a retake on a specific date and time, be sure to change the number of attempts from 1 to 2. If you are granting a time extension and the attempt has already been submitted, you will need to give another attempt which will be fresh.

    NOTE: All of the options below except deleting an attempt (which is not recommended) give you the opportunity to require a password to access the quiz. Some operating system/browser combinations autofill the password field. Be sure the password field is blank before saving the override.

    Extend Quiz Due Date for an Individual Student

    Step 1

    To extend the due date, start by opening the quiz you want to work with

    Step 2

    With the Quiz open, click the Gear Icon and then User Overrides

    Step 3

    Click the Add User Override button

    Step 4

    Locate the student's name from the User Override list. Use the search box if you have several students and cannot locate him or her easily. You may only override one student at a time

    Step 5

    Adjust the "Close the Quiz" date fields accordingly

    Step 6

    Click Save, or Save and enter another override (if you have multiple students to adjust)

    Give Additional Time to an Individual Student

    Step 1

    To provide additional time to complete a quiz, start by opening the quiz you want to work with

    Step 2

    With the Quiz open, click the Gear Icon and then User Overrides

    Step 3

    Click the Add User Override button

    Step 4

    Locate the student's name from the User Override list. Use the search box if you have several students and cannot locate him or her easily. You may only override one student at a time

    Step 5

    Type the new number of minutes allowed to complete the quiz in the "Time Limit" field

    Step 6

    Click Save, or Save and enter another override (if you have multiple students to adjust)

    Allow Additional Attempts to Take a Quiz

    Step 1

    To allow additional attempts to take a quiz, start by opening the quiz you want to work with

    NOTE: You may or may not want to delete previous attempts as demonstrated above, however, this is the recommended method

    Step 2

    With the Quiz open, click the Gear Icon and then User Overrides

     

    Step 3

    Click the Add User Override button

    Step 4

    Locate the student's name from the User Override list. Use the search box if you have several students and cannot locate him or her easily. You may only override one student at a time

    Step 5

    Set the "Attempts Allowed" field accordingly

    Step 6

    Click Save, or Save and enter another override (if you have multiple students to adjust)


    Info

    Quizzes are generally set to use the HIGHEST SCORE, if multiple attempts are given. However, you can verify this by opening and viewing the Quiz Settings page. Very few quizzes are set up to allow multiple attempts, so this is not a setting that is specifically checked in quality assurance testing


    Delete a Quiz Attempt

    Warning

    The general default quiz setting is to allow only one attempt to complete a quiz. Deleting an attempt should be used ONLY AS A LAST RESORT. Instead, Allow an Additional Attempt.

    Step 1

    To delete a quiz attempt, start by opening the specific quiz you want to work with

    Step 2

    With the Quiz page open, select the "Attempts '#'" link (the number will reflect how many students have attempted the quiz)

    Step 3

    Locate the student, check the box to select their quiz attempt

    Step 4

    Scroll to the bottom and click the box to delete selected attempts

    More Information

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