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Set Quiz Restrictions

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Set Quiz Restrictions

Once the quiz has been set up the next step is to set restrictions. Restrictions options will allow you to set dates, enforce time limits and allow special access.

Set Quiz Availability

When you first create a new quiz, the status is set to Inactive by default.  It is recommended that you leave the quiz status as inactive while you are creating your quiz.  Once the quiz has been created, you must change the quiz status to Active to allow students access to see and take the quiz. 

You can specify a date range that your quiz becomes available to students. Students will be able to view information about the quiz, but they will not be able to start taking it before its start date or after its end date.

  1. Click Assessments in the navigation bar and select Quizzes.
  2. Click on the Quiz you are editing.
  3. Click on the Restrictions Tab near the top of the page.
  4. Add a Due Date to let students know when the quiz is due. This date will appear in calendar. (optional).
  5. Add a Start Date to have the quiz open on a specific date and time (optional).
  6. Add an End Date to have the quiz close on a specific date and time (optional).
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  7. Click on Save and Close.

Set Quiz Timing

You can specify whether students have a limited or unlimited amount of time to complete the quiz.

  1. Click Assessments in the navigation bar and select Quizzes.
  2. Click on the Quiz you are editing.
  3. Click on the Restrictions Tab near the top of the page.
  4. Scroll down to the Timing section.
  5. Click on Recommended Time Limit to allow students unlimited time to complete the quiz. Enter a recommended number of minutes to give students an estimate of how long the quiz should take.
  6. Click on Enforced Time Limit to enable a time limit for students to complete the quiz. Enter the number of minutes allowed.
    D2l screenshot When enforcing a time limit, you can define specific outcomes for late submissions:
    1. Grace Period: Provides students with a small window of time after the time limit expires to complete the submission before the submission flags itself as late.
    2. Quiz is flagged as late, but student can continue working: Late submissions are flagged in red for instructors, but there are no automatic consequences for students who submit late.
    3. Quiz is flagged as late, and student is prevented from making further changes: Once the grace period expires, students cannot make further changes to their answers before submitting their quiz.
    4. Quiz is flagged as late, but students can continue working: Quiz will be automatically scored as zero after the specified limit. Students can continue working after the grace period, but a grade of 0 is automatically assigned after the quiz expires.
  7. Click Save and Close.

View our tutorial on special access to learn how to give select students additional time or an alternate due date.

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