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Granting Student Special Access in Quizzes

When students received special consideration for an assessment, changes may need to be made to allow for an extension date or additional attempts.
This guide shows you how to modify a Quiz to extend the submission time for one or more students, while the details for the rest of the class remain the same.

Here are the steps to follow if you need to grant a student an extension in quizzes:


Step One: Go to your Quiz

1. In your VU Collaborate space from the navbar, select Assessments then Quizzes.

assessments quiz

2. From your quiz name (1), select Edit (2) from the drop-down menu.

quiz edit

Step Two: Go to the Advanced Availablity settings

We now have a new quiz create/edit interface available. The next step differs depending on your interface, select the relevant option, then continue with the remaining steps.

Option 1: Current Interface

1. Click on the Restrictions (1) tab.

restriction tab

2. Then scroll down to the Advance Availability section. 

Option 2: New Interface

 1. Expand the Availability Dates & Conditions panel (1).

expand the availability dates and conditions panel

Scroll down and select Manage Special Access (2)

manage special access


Advanced Availablity settings

1. Select (1) Allow selected users special access to this quiz 
    Note: selecting Allow only users with special access to see this quiz, will mean that only the selected users will be given access.
2. Then click (2) Add Users to Special Access

allow selected users special access

Step Three: Grant Special Access for individual students

Add Special Access to Quiz allows you to alter any individual setting. You can change:

  • Special Access Properties
    (a) Dates:
    due date and availability date and times
    (b) Timing: the amount of time available to complete the quiz, and
  • Attempts: The number of attempts at the quiz the student/s can take. 
  • Users: students who will have the special access

Dates and Time Duration

1. Enter the new due, start and end dates and times (1) - if required.

2. Select the timing (duration) of the quiz (2)

  • No change 
    Keep the time the same as for all other students.
  • Recommended Time Limit (unlimited time)
    Selected students will be given a recommended time, but can continue and submit anytime.
  • Enforced Time Limit (set additional time for selected students).
    Selected students will be give additional time to complete.
    NOTE: After setting the Time Limit, you must also select Prevent the student from making further changes.

    See Set Timing and Display for additional instructions.

set special access dates


If the student needs an additional attempt to complete the quiz update the attempt settings.

3. Select (1) Override attempts allowed, select the (2) number of attempts, the click (3) Apply.

set attempts allowed

4. Review the Advance Attempt Conditions and select if required.


5. (1) Search or scroll down and (2) tick to select the students who will be granted special access.

set special access users

Step Four: Save Changes

When ready save your special access requirement for your selected student.

Option 1: Current Interface

1. Click Add Special Access, to return to the quiz editing view.
2. Review the listed student's settings. Select the (1) pen icon to edit the settings, or select (2) remove to delete the access.
3. Click Save and Close to close the quiz editing view.


Option 2: New Interface

1. Click Save to close the settings
2. Review the listed student's settings. Select the (1) pen icon to edit the settings, or select (2) remove to delete the access.

review special access

3. Click Save and Close to return to the quiz editing view.

save and close

4. Click Save and Close to close the quiz editing view.

save and close


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