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There are three scenarios in which you may want to extend the time for a student to take a quiz:

  • Reopening a quiz
    • Student missed the original quiz timeframe and is making up the quiz 
    • The original Time Limit for the quiz is not affected
  • Student requires extra time due to a documented accommodation
  • Student is actively taking the quiz and reports that extra time is needed due to internet connectivity issues, etc.

Quiz Ending Times!

Quiz availability dates still apply when students are taking a quiz. If the Until date, specified in the quiz settings, passes when students are taking the quiz with extended time, the quiz auto-submits even if the student's time extension has not expired.


  1. Reopening a quiz 
    1. Access the quiz in Canvas
    2. Click Edit to view the quiz settings
    3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view the Assign area
    4. Click the +Add link
    5. In the Assign to text box, start typing the name of the student and choose the name when it  is displayed
    6. Enter new Due, Available from, and Until dates and times
    7. Click Save
    8. The student will be able to access and take the quiz
  2. Student requires extra time due to a documented accommodation
    1. Access the quiz in Canvas
    2. Click Edit to view the settings
    3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view the Assign area
    4. Click the +Add link
    5. In the Assign to text box, start typing the name of the student and choose the name when it is displayed
    6. Enter new Due, Available from, and Until dates and times by multiplying the amount of the test time allowed for all students by the extended time accommodation
    7. Click Save

    8. Click the Moderate This Quiz link
    9. In the list, find the student who has the accommodation
    10. Click the Change User Extensions icon, it looks like a pencil. The Student Extensions dialog box is displayed
    11. In the Extra time on every attempt text box, enter the number of minutes the quiz should be extended for this student
    12. Click Save
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  3. Student is actively taking the quiz and reports that extra time is needed due to internet connectivity issues, etc. 
    1. Access the quiz in Canvas

    2. Click the Moderate This Quiz link
    3. Find the student in the list who you want to extend the time
    4. In the Time column, click the clock icon. The Extend Quiz Time dialog box is displayed
    5. In the End the quiz text box, type the number of minutes extra you want to give the student as part of their attempt
    6.  In the drop-down menu, choose either now or current end time. The now option adds the specified number of minutes to the current time. The current end time option adds the specified number of minutes to the quiz scheduled Until time specified in the quiz settings
    7. Click Extend Time

    8. The clock timer for the student displays the new time



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