Canvas - How to extend time for a quiz

This document contains instructions on how to set Canvas Quiz times, and how to create exceptions and extensions for individuals or groups of students.

Faculty, instructors, and TAs can use the Canvas Quizzing Assignment Options to provide students with additional time on assessments (quizzes, exams) in Canvas. Instructors can view and export a list of students who have requested testing accommodations in each of their sections from McBurney Connect

Important FERPA information

To avoid possible FERPA violations, DO NOT create a Canvas Group of students needing accommodations. Disability information is protected by FERPA and should not be documented through commentary or labeling in Canvas where users other than the student in question and the instructor(s) are able to view. Canvas Groups should not be used to manage disability-related accommodations because:

How to adjust Quiz time in Canvas

  1. Make sure you have created and published a quiz with a time limit.
  2. Follow the Canvas instructions to increase the quiz time limit using the Moderate This Quiz link in Canvas.
    • Note: If you don't see this feature, please verify your quiz is published.
  3. You can change extended time for individual students or multiple students who have the same extended time.

There are some important considerations when you increase the quiz time limit for your students. 

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