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How do I allow students extra time on quizzes in Brightspace?


Accommodations established for a student at the quiz level will apply only to the particular quiz you set them on.

  1. From the course navigation bar, click Course Tools and select Quizzes from the drop-down menu.
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  2. Click the name of the quiz you wish to add a learner(s) accommodation to.
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  3. Click the Restrictions tab.
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  4. Scroll down to the Special Access section and ensure the Allow selected users special access to this quiz option is selected.  Then, click the Add Users to Special Access button.
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  5. The Special Access Properties page opens. On this page you will be able to change the due date, start date, end date, time limit, grace period, and/or the number of attempts for specific users to meet accommodation needs.
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    PLEASE NOTE:  Options not changed on this page will match the settings for other learners on this quiz.

  6. After setting the special access parameters to be granted on this quiz, scroll down to Users. Check the box to the left of the name of the learner(s) who are being granted special access.
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    IMPORTANT:  If you do a search to find the student, check the box next to their name and then go back to again set the special access parameters.  Doing a search removes the previously established settings.

  7. Click the Add Special Access button below the list of users to save your changes. Repeat the above steps to add an alternative accommodations for other students.
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Last Updated: 1/8/2022