Feature Highlight: Adding Extra Time to Canvas Quizzes for Students with Accommodations

The Feature Highlights series shares information about neat and useful things you can do with Canvas features. Please email Courseware Support at canvas@pobox.upenn.edu if you have any questions about the features discussed in this series.

It isn’t uncommon to have a student in your class who needs extra time on an assessment like a quiz, test, or exam due to an accommodation. If you are giving the assessment in Canvas, you can set up the “quiz” (Canvas’s term for any question-and-answer-based assessment) so that the student can have extra time to complete the activity while his classmates have the standard time you gave for it. To learn more, please see the section called “Adjust Additional Options” in the following link:

Once I publish my Quiz, how can I give my students extra attempts?

In the screenshot for this section, you will see an option labelled “Extra time on every attempt.” This is where you would add extra time for students.

Enter Extra Time in the "Extra Time on Every Attempt" Box

Please contact Courseware Support at canvas@pobox.upenn.edu if you have any questions.

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2015

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