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

Learn how to extend 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, Lesson or Assignment activity. For example, some students may require extra time, additional attempts, or a different due date.

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 group of students in a course or 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 User Overrides

  1. Select the quiz, lesson, or activity that needs to be changed.
    Sample Quiz
  2. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  3. From the drop-down menu, select User overrides.
    User overrides
  4. Click Add user override.
    Ass user override
  5. In the "Override user" search menu, begin typing in the student's name or email address and click on their name when it appears below.
    Override user selection
  6. Set the new open and close date, time limit, attempts allowed, and/or required password accordingly.
    Note: Check the "Enable" checkboxes for the fields that you would like to override.
    Note: Options will vary between activity types.
    Time limits
  7. Click Save.
    Save button

Adding Group Overrides

  1. Click on the quiz, lesson, or activity that needs to be changed.
    GroupOverride
  2. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Group overrides.
    Group overrides
  4. Click the Add group override button.
    Add group override
  5. In the "Override group" drop-down menu, select a group. If you need to create a group first, see Adding Users to Groups.
    Override group drop down
  6. Set the overridden open and close date, time limit, attempts allowed, and/or required password accordingly.
    Note: Check the "Enable" checkboxes for the fields that you would like to override.
    Note: Options will vary between activity types.
    Time limits
  7. Click Save.
    Save

Related Topics

Moodle.org Documentation




Keywords:student override, more, attempt, attempts, time, change due date, accommodation, DRES, quiz, lesson, assignment, user override, group override, boost   Doc ID:71244
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-02 12:11 CSTUpdated:2019-09-10 15:22 CST
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