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.

Note: User overrides are available for quizzes, lessons, and assignments.

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.
  • User Override: An individual student needs another attempt on a quiz, lesson or assignment. 
  • 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.

User Overrides

To add an individual student override to a quiz:

  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 Add user override:

  4. Choose a student:

  5. Using the options below, change the due date, allow more time, allow more attempts, and/or require a password (depending on the needs of the student):

    Note: Options will vary between the activities.
  6. Click Save:

Group Overrides

To add a group override to a quiz:

  1. Select the quiz, lesson, or activity that needs to be changed:
    GroupOverride
  2. In the Administration block under “Quiz administration” click Group overrides:
    GroupOverride1
  3. Click Add group override:
    Groupoverride2
  4. Choose a group:
    Override Group A

  5. Using the options below, change the due date, allow more time, allow more attempts, and/or require a password (depending on the needs of the student):
    Chose dates
    Note: Options will vary between the activities.
  6. Click Save:
    Save


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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 12:11 CSTUpdated:2017-12-08 14:25 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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