Learn@Illinois Moodle - Extending Deadlines or Time Limits for Activities

Adding student overrides can be useful for instructors who need to provide individual students with different permissions within a quiz. For example, some students may require extra time or may need additional attempts.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleStudentOverride

Note: Overrides are only available for the Quiz, Lesson, and Assignment activities.

Examples of Using Overrides

  • User Override: An individual student needs more time to complete a quiz, lesson or assignment for extenuating circumstances or DRES accommodations.
  • Group Override: A particular section of a course needs more time to complete a quiz, lesson or assignment.

Best Practices

  • Sometimes groups can show up in student menus in places that are unknown or unintended by the teacher. Therefore, if you create a group for multiple students who need the same DRES time accommodations, be sure to name the group such that other students in the course would not be able to identify the reason for the group. Otherwise, use individual user overrides.

Adding a User Override

  1. Select the quiz, lesson, or activity that needs to be changed.

  2. In the Administration block under “Quiz administration”, click User overrides.

  3. Click the Add user override button.

  4. In the "Override user" drop-down menu, select a student.

  5. Set the overridden open and close date, time limit, attempts allowed, and/or required password accordingly.

    Note: Options will vary between activity types.
  6. Click the Save button.

Adding Group Overrides

  1. Select the quiz, lesson, or activity that needs to be changed.
    GroupOverride
  2. In the Administration block under “Quiz administration”, click Group overrides.
    Group Overrides Screenshot
  3. Click the Add group override button.
    Groupoverride2
  4. In the "Override group" drop-down menu, select a group.
    Group A overrides screenshot

  5. Set the overridden open and close date, time limit, attempts allowed, and/or required password accordingly.
    Chose dates
    Note: Options will vary between activity types.
  6. Click the Save button.
    Save


Related Topics

Moodle.org Documentation




Keywords:moodle, student override, more attempts, time, change due date, accommodation, DRES, quiz, lesson, assignment, user override, group override   Doc ID:71244
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-02 13:11 CDTUpdated:2018-10-04 14:52 CDT
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