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Canvas Quizzes – How do I provide accommodations for my students?

To provide extra attempts or extra time for students on a Canvas quiz, please refer to these Canvas Guides:

Note:  Depending on your Canvas Quiz settings, instructors may need to both use the Moderate this Quiz option to increase the amount of time limit a student has to complete the quiz once launched and Edit this Quiz to extend the window of available to complete the quiz.  If the Canvas Quiz settings are set so that the availability window (when a student is allowed to take the quiz) is the same as the quiz time limit, then instructors should edit the quiz settings, in particular the Assign To: option, to provide your student with a longer availability window to take your quiz.  The Assign To option does not increase the length of time a student has to complete the quiz, just the date and time (window) when the Quiz will become available for students to take the quiz before automatically closing.

Quiz Feature and Impact Examples

The examples below assume that the student accommodation requires time and a half on quizzes and exams.

Original Quiz Setting Moderate this Quiz Available From/To: Student Experience
Available From:
5 pm Oct. 1

Available To:
6 pm Oct. 4

Time Limit:
80 Minutes

+40 minutes No Change Available From:
5 pm Oct. 1

Available To:
6 pm Oct. 4

Time Limit:
120 Minutes

Extended Time

Available From:
9:40 pm Oct. 1

Available To:
11:00 pm Oct. 1

Time Limit:
80 Minutes

+40 minutes Available From:
9:00 pm Oct. 1
Available To:
11:00 pm Oct. 1
Available From:
9:00 pm Oct. 1

Available To:
11:00 pm Oct. 1

Time Limit:
120 Minutes

Extended Time

Available From:
9:40 pm Oct. 1

Available To:
11:00 pm Oct. 1

Time Limit:
80 Minutes

+40 minutes No Change Available From:
9:40 pm Oct. 1

Available To:
11:00 pm Oct. 1

Time Limit:
80 Minutes

No Extended Time

Although the quiz was moderated to add extended time, the Available From/To was not changed so the quiz closed after 80 minutes and the student did not receive their additional time.