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Classic Quizzes: Additional Time

Customizing additional time in a quiz/test for individual students, requires a two-step process.

Step 1

  • Navigate to Quizzes: Go to the quizzes section of your course and select the quiz/test that requires special access for the student.
  • Edit Quiz/Test: In the edit section, scroll down to the area labeled Assign to and click on the Add button.
  • Assign to Student: Locate the student(s) from the dropdown list and select their name. Input the required start and end time/date for the student. After selecting the student, the original entry changes to Everyone Else. Finally, click on Save & Publish at the bottom right of the screen.


Quiz availability dates remain in effect. If the Until date lapses while students are taking the quiz with extended time, the quiz auto-submits, even if their time extension hasn't expired. Apply an extended Until Time (as seen below) before Step 2.

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Step 2

  • Moderate the Quiz: Click on Moderate this Quiz (located on the far right of your screen). Note: This option is only visible when the quiz is published. Students cannot access the quiz if you’ve set your dates to a future date/time.
  • Select the Student: Locate the student’s name and select the pencil icon to the right of the screen in line with their name.
  • Set Time: A new window will appear that allows you to input the amount of extra time you need to provide. After entering the time, click Save.

Change user extensions

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Further details on these two steps can be found in the following Canvas vendor guides:

  1. How do I assign a quiz to an individual student?
  2. Once I publish a timed quiz, how can I give my students extra time?