User Overrides

User and Group Overrides

Overrides can be used in both the Quiz and Assignment activity to permit more attempts, change open/close date/time windows, and change the time limit. 

To add a user override to your existing quiz:

  1. Navigate to the quiz and click on the Gear icon (upper right) and choose Edit Settings

  2. Click the User Overrides.
  3. Click on the Add User Override button.
  4. Then on the Edit Override page, select the student’s name for the “Override user” section. (You can search or select from the from the “Search” drop-down.)
  5. You can adjust the following settings:
    1. Require password – Require the individual with the override to enter a password to complete the quiz.
    2. Open the quiz & Close the quiz – Adjust the open and close date/time windows. Don’t forget to check to “Enable” button so that you can adjust these settings.
    3. Time limit – Change the time limit. Don’t forget to check to “Enable” button so that you can adjust this setting.
    4. Attempts allowed – Allow more (or less) attempts than the quiz defaults. Scroll down and adjust the necessary settings.
  6. For a second attempt, you would change the “Attempts allowed” to “2.” Don’t forget to double-check that the “Close the quiz” date/time has not already passed or you will need to adjust this setting as well.
  7. Click Save or Save and enter another override.

Note: if you do not alter one or more of these settings, the settings will remain at the original quiz defaults. For example, if the quiz is closed to all students because the quiz’s original close date/time has passed and you do not adjust the override’s close date/time, even if you give a specific student a second attempt, they will not be able to access the quiz.